New York City, NY – March 22, 2017: Unidentified homeless people sleeping at the subway station in New York City, NY. (Shutterstock) Our city is facing a crisis. New Yorkers with severe and untreated mental illness are living out in the open, on our streets and in our subways. They are in danger and need […]
Pre-dating the Brooklyn Bridge or the Empire State Building, the New York State Regents Exams, established in the 1860s and given in grades 9-12, are the bedrock strata for the current system of using tests to evaluate schools. As with standardized State tests administered in grades 3-8, their outcomes have come to directly impact school […]
Mayor Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul on stage during election campaign rally for Governor Kathy Hochul at BKLYN Studios in New York on November 5, 2022. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today penned the following opinion piece on working class voters and the 2022 general election: As Democrats celebrate averting election […]
New York, NY – September 19, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers keynote remarks at the opening of Concordia annual summit at Sheraton Times Square. (Shutterstock) When I came into office as the 110th Mayor, there was no question that the city’s main jail, Rikers Island, was in serious need of reform and repair. Anyone who […]
New York City, NY USA September 27, 2022. NYC Mayor briefs the media on the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic after his visit due to hurricane Fiona. (Shutterstock) Sat Sept 17 – Fri Sep 23 , 2022 Last week, the United Nations gathered in our city for the annual General Assembly, the […]
Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.
By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]
By Beridiana Calderon It’s no secret that rent prices are rising in NYC. But there is one secret you should know—some New Yorkers can freeze their rent. For more than twenty years, I’ve lived in my Washington Heights apartment. When I moved in, my daughter was just a baby, and now her babies are being […]