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New York City Commuter Train Derails In Brooklyn, Injuring 37

At least 37 people have suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a New York City commuter train derailment on Wednesday during peak morning commuting hours.

January 4, 2017

Mismanagement Cost NY Pension $3.8 Billion Over Eight Years

High fees paid to hedge fund managers whose strategies underperform have together cost New York’s public pension system $3.8 billion since 2008.

October 17, 2016
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at Rikers Island jail in New York City, U.S. September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

NYC Mayor Warns Trump: ‘Stop And Frisk’ Will Make Things Worse

“Donald Trump talks about stop and frisk like he knows the facts,” de Blasio said in an interview with CNN. “He has had no experience with policing, no experience with public safety. “He should really be careful because if we reinstitute stop and frisk all over this country, you would see a lot more tension between police and community.”

September 22, 2016

#EndorseThis: Corey Lewandowski Tries To Blame All Immigrants For New York Bomber

It’s not the first time the Trump campaign has used attacks like this to target all immigrants.

September 19, 2016

Cartoon: Nothing Stops New York Business

It’ll take more than that!

September 19, 2016
New York City firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

New York City Shaken By ‘Intentional’ Explosion

An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

September 18, 2016
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton attends a news conference in New York, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton To Resign

The departure from the country’s largest police force would be earlier than expected, as Bratton had told the Times in July that he planned to leave the post in 2017. The Journal reported on Tuesday that James O’Neill, the current chief of department, will replace Bratton.

August 2, 2016
People walk in the rain past a U.S. flag painted on a building in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Inside A Manhattan Republican’s RNC Watch Party

The Republicans in New York City are not the Trump crowd, or so it seemed. They didn’t even want to lynch Hillary Clinton, like the crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been demanding all week.

July 22, 2016
An Uber sign is seen in a car in New York June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Uber Deal Shows Divide In Labor’s Drive For Role In ‘Gig Economy’

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers trumpeted an agreement reached recently to represent New York Uber drivers, saying it “gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that supports and values workers and their families.” But not everyone in the labor movement is cheering.

May 23, 2016

Endorse This: Trump Remembers ‘7/11’

Neither Trump nor his audience batted an eye at the mistake — though that silence wasn’t as powerful as Trump’s was last fall, when he refused to support the James Zadroga Act, which permanently extended heath care benefits to 9/11 first responders.

April 19, 2016
New York, 1977

Avenging Angels

The New York values that shaped Donald Trump.

April 18, 2016
New York City subway

Neither Democratic Candidate Knows How To Ride The Subway

Cameras rolled Thursday as Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton attempted — five times — to swipe onto the platform of a Bronx-bound 4 train.

April 7, 2016

Bernie In New York

A native New Yorker, Mr. Sanders uses the old neighborhood techniques.

April 3, 2016

On The Ground At NYC’s #CrushTrump Rally

“Donald Trump, go away! Racist, sexist, anti-gay!”

March 21, 2016
Boss Tweed

Is Trump The New Boss Tweed?

Trump will not be as invulnerable should he ever have the responsibility to govern. He has little to lose as an outsider candidate, but any corruption in office would reveal him as the hypocrite he is.

March 17, 2016

Don’t Bury Our Cities in Megatowers

“The neighborhood is being ripped up for foreign owners who may fly in for a couple of days and just want to have a safe deposit box in the sky.”

February 25, 2016
File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking during a news conference at City Hall in New York

Four New Yorkers For President?

New York City has a conservative streak. The residents want the chaos carefully managed.

January 26, 2016

New York Rebounds After Blizzard, Washington Shuts Down Government

The Office of Personnel Management said federal government offices in the Washington area will be closed on Monday, along with state and local government offices and schools.

January 24, 2016

ISIS Assumes We’re Stupid — And Our Useful Idiots Keep Proving It

The enemy has showed us quite clearly what not to do, expecting that we will continue to do it anyway because we’re bigoted and stupid. So far, they’ve been proved right.

November 19, 2015

No Accountability For Takedown Of James Blake

James Blake’s account meshes seamlessly with other recent tales of thuggish policing. Not to put too fine a point on it, but something’s very wrong when you can’t tell the cops from the robbers.

September 16, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Joe Biden Goes Heart-To-Heart With Stephen Colbert

In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.

September 11, 2015
Two activists in Kansas City rally for a minimum wage increase in the city.

Los Angeles Approves 67 Percent Minimum Wage Increase

The Los Angeles City Council’s 14-1 approval is a victory for wage activist groups composed of labor unions, immigrant groups, community activists.

May 20, 2015
Entertainment, Top News, David Letterman, Television, Comedy, Late Night, New York City, History

A Brilliant TV Career Comes To An End

Before we say goodbye to “Dave,” let’s look at the highlight reel.

May 14, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Inequality And One City: Bill de Blasio And The New York Experiment, Year One’

When New York City elected as its new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a tectonic shift occurred in the political landscape of not merely the five boroughs, but the nation.

April 19, 2015

Artists Demand NY Police Return Snowden Bust

“It is somewhat ironic that as Edward Snowden is in exile in Russia his statue is being held hostage in the basement of a police precinct in New York City.”

April 14, 2015