Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

From a prized real estate industry tax break to looser rules that would ease her indicted ex-lieutenant off the ballot, legislators express little urgency to aid the governor as she seeks accomplishments before the election.

Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

New York, NY – April 27, 2022: New York State Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during Annual Champions of Choice awards by NIRH at Ziegfeld Ballroom. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY With just 17 legislative session days remaining in Albany, state lawmakers are showing reluctance to help Gov. Kathy Hochul deliver on her agenda ahead […]

Mayor Adams, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Announce New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

Mayor Adams, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Announce New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

Photo by PP/IQ Inc. NEW YORK, NY — New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga today announced that, starting tomorrow, delivery workers who deliver restaurant orders for third-party food delivery apps in New York City now have first-of-their-kind new protections to promote better working conditions […]

What is a District Leader? Your Guide to New York’s ‘Micro Elected Officials’

They’re volunteer positions with a history in patronage politics. Today, district leaders influence who can be judges, poll workers and members of each borough’s county committee.

What is a District Leader? Your Guide to New York’s ‘Micro Elected Officials’

New York, New York / USA – October 26 2020: Closeup of an outside sign stating “Vote Here” next to the voter entrance at an early voting site for the presidential election in Queens, NYC. (Shutterstock) By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY You’ve heard of City Council members, and you know you have state representatives, […]

Experts are Preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s What That Might Look Like

Does the recent CDC announcement that more than 70% of Americans can stop wearing masks mean the pandemic is winding down? Not exactly.

Experts are Preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s What That Might Look Like

By Alyssa Hui, Health An end to the COVID-19 pandemic might finally be in sight for Americans after living nearly two years with the virus. As COVID-19 cases drop in the U.S., many parts of the country are relaxing their restrictions and mitigations. Major cities like New York and Washington DC are lifting vaccine mandates […]

Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there’s no mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help you Decide

Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there’s no mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help you Decide

By Daniel Merino, The Conversation On April 18, 2022, a judge in Florida struck down the federal mandate requiring passengers on mass transit to wear masks. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. When asked […]

Better Drivers for New York City

Better Drivers for New York City

By Manuel Holguin New drivers, including immigrants, take to the road every day in New York City. To ensure that these drivers could be adequately licensed, informed of traffic laws, pass a driving test, and operate registered, inspected, and insured vehicles, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the ‘Green Light law,’ […]

Who Wears the Pants in a Relationship Matters – Especially if You’re a Woman

Who Wears the Pants in a Relationship Matters – Especially if You’re a Woman

By Laina Bay-Cheng, The Conversation When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their “hen-pecked husbands” and “whipped boyfriends.” At the same time, popular culture is replete with representations of striving and self-serving women – […]

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