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The appeals court agreed with teachers and parents who sued over the changes that the process leading up to the city’s b...
11/28/2022
Court rules budget cuts to NYC public schools can remain in place

The appeals court agreed with teachers and parents who sued over the changes that the process leading up to the city’s budget approval violated the law, but allowed the cuts to move forward regardless.

The cuts, amounting to roughly $375 million, have already had an impact on public school students and teachers.

New Jersey follows nearly two dozen other states, counties and cities across the country that have brought similar compl...
11/28/2022

New Jersey follows nearly two dozen other states, counties and cities across the country that have brought similar complaints against the fossil fuel industry in recent years.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ERzdRj

A few weeks back, attorneys filed a final round of briefs for a largely unknown case against the world’s biggest free di...
11/27/2022
The Lawsuit That Could Upend E-Book Lending | On the Media | WNYC Studios

A few weeks back, attorneys filed a final round of briefs for a largely unknown case against the world’s biggest free digital library — the Internet Archive, a treasure trove of over 35 million books, 8 million videos, and some 734 billion web pages.

The outcome of Hachette v. Internet Archive could and upend digital lending, as we know it, everywhere.

The case against the Internet Archive that could disable digital lending as we know it.

Service on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines was suspended between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 3 hours Saturday after a piec...
11/26/2022
Fallen debris in Brooklyn subway tunnel causes major delays

Service on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines was suspended between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 3 hours Saturday after a piece of ceiling in a tunnel near Atlantic Ave collapsed onto the tracks. The MTA has been renovating that section of tunnel, built in 1908.
https://gothamist.com/news/fallen-debris-in-brooklyn-subway-tunnel-causes-major-delays

Part of the ceiling in a subway tunnel collapsed in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a three-hour service suspension and long lines awaiting buses.

New proposed legislation in the state Assembly would impose sound limits on the NYPD shooting range at Rodman's Neck in ...
11/26/2022
State lawmakers renew push to muffle NYPD firing range after decades of failed promises

New proposed legislation in the state Assembly would impose sound limits on the NYPD shooting range at Rodman's Neck in the Bronx, and ensure the city and the NYPD answer the decades-old pleas of nearby residents for peace and quiet.
https://gothamist.com/news/state-lawmakers-renew-push-to-muffle-nypd-firing-range-after-decades-of-failed-promises

North Bronx residents have put up with the sound of gunfire for over 50 years.

Public schools are required to provide a fair and appropriate education to all students – including those with mental he...
11/26/2022
In NYC, public schools are often the main source for youth mental health care

Public schools are required to provide a fair and appropriate education to all students – including those with mental health challenges. But in NYC, families face a complex process that can take years to obtain the right services for their child. https://gothamist.com/news/in-nyc-public-schools-are-often-the-main-source-for-youth-mental-health-care

“Kids cannot get the mental health care that they need in their communities.”

The subway? Times Square? In church?As New Yorkers for and against more access to guns debate whether people should be a...
11/26/2022
Where are guns allowed in New York now? An updated look following Supreme Court ruling.

The subway? Times Square? In church?

As New Yorkers for and against more access to guns debate whether people should be able to carry fi****ms in public, it can be hard to keep track of where fi****ms are allowed these days.

As a number of challenges to the state’s new concealed carry laws make their way through court, we keep you up to date on what the rules are now.

Now that New York City voters have overwhelmingly endorsed making racial equity a priority of city government, where sho...
11/26/2022
Taking on racial inequality in New York City: Where to begin?

Now that New York City voters have overwhelmingly endorsed making racial equity a priority of city government, where should a new Office of Racial Equity focus its attention first?

We asked seven thinkers what the new voter-backed Office of Racial Equity tackle first.

How the myth of the perfectly normal butt was born and how it haunts our dressing rooms today.
11/26/2022
Butt Stuff

How the myth of the perfectly normal butt was born and how it haunts our dressing rooms today.

The 30-year-old detective, who was assigned to the 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach, was involved in a Nov. 8 shooting i...
11/25/2022
NYPD detective suspended amid federal probe

The 30-year-old detective, who was assigned to the 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach, was involved in a Nov. 8 shooting in the Brookville section of Queens, according to one law enforcement official. But it's not clear if that's related to his suspension.

Saul Delacruz, a member of the department’s Field Intelligence Unit, was suspended without pay on Tuesday.

Mayor Eric Adams has made boosting literacy a top priority. Schools Chancellor David Banks is calling on schools to impr...
11/25/2022
A new council aims to improve literacy in city schools

Mayor Eric Adams has made boosting literacy a top priority. Schools Chancellor David Banks is calling on schools to improve, and in some cases replace, reading curricula.

Now, to garner support, the administration has convened a “literacy advisory council" of nearly 60 literacy experts, educators, nonprofit leaders and parents.

Mayor Eric Adams, who has dyslexia, has made improving literacy a top priority.

Amazon was met with protests and walkouts around the world today — including a demonstration in front of Jeff Bezos' Fif...
11/25/2022
Black Friday rally outside Jeff Bezos’ NYC home calls for better treatment of Amazon workers

Amazon was met with protests and walkouts around the world today — including a demonstration in front of Jeff Bezos' Fifth Avenue home.

“While we are not perfect in any area, if you objectively look at what Amazon is doing in each one of these areas you’ll see that we do take our role and our impact very seriously," the company says.

Amazon workers around the world on Black Friday went on strike or demonstrated during the online retailer’s busiest day.

A 64-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Forest Hills, Queens apartment building fire Friday. It's just...
11/25/2022
64-year-old woman dies in Forest Hills, Queens apartment fire

A 64-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Forest Hills, Queens apartment building fire Friday. It's just a day after another blaze claimed two lives in the Bronx.

The fire comes just a day after another that killed two people in the Bronx

“Food is one of the last — if not the last — vestige of culture we can hold onto and claim as our own,” said Nicole Pons...
11/25/2022
Filipino food gains visibility in NYC, but restaurateurs point to a complicated reality

“Food is one of the last — if not the last — vestige of culture we can hold onto and claim as our own,” said Nicole Ponseca, a Filipino American whose restaurants, Jeepney and Maharlika, were credited with putting Filipino food on the map in New York during the early 2010s.

Current and former restaurant owners, chefs, historians and diners say Filipino food has lingered far too long on the brink of the ascendancy predicted by culinary greats.

Were you naughty, throwing your single-use cups on the ground? Or were you nice enough to go find a trash bin? Santa was...
11/25/2022
After Santa gets moving, workers start cleaning tons of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade trash

Were you naughty, throwing your single-use cups on the ground? Or were you nice enough to go find a trash bin? Santa was watching, but either way, about 140 NYC sanitation workers were on the job.

Last year, they cleaned up about 27 tons of trash. This year, they were figuring on more.

New York City’s Department of Sanitation expects more garbage than ever after the Thanksgiving Day parade.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but it may have been an electrical fire, NYPD officials said.
11/25/2022
2 dead, 2 wounded in Bronx fire on Thanksgiving Day

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but it may have been an electrical fire, NYPD officials said.

The fire burned through the second floor of a building in the Mount Hope neighborhood.

A new composting program in Queens has kept millions of pounds of organic waste out of landfills since it launched in ea...
11/25/2022

A new composting program in Queens has kept millions of pounds of organic waste out of landfills since it launched in early October, city sanitation officials said Thursday.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3EWNDQ5

“It doesn’t matter to me where they’re from or who they are,” says Juan Sanchez. “What matters to me is to know the pers...
11/25/2022

“It doesn’t matter to me where they’re from or who they are,” says Juan Sanchez. “What matters to me is to know the person and help them however I can, so the person receives that human warmth of family that they left in Venezuela.”

Read more: https://bit.ly/3GFzyaO

The new documentary, "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues," uses archival footage and home recordings to paint a new portrai...
11/25/2022
'Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues' | All Of It | WNYC

The new documentary, "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues," uses archival footage and home recordings to paint a new portrait of the founding father of jazz.

A new documentary uses archival footage to tell the story of Louis Armstrong.

Writer E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump Thursday morning, alleging he r***d her in ...
11/24/2022
E. Jean Carroll sues Donald Trump under new NY sexual assault law

Writer E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump Thursday morning, alleging he r***d her in the 1990s and defamed her on social media earlier this year. The suit was filed at the very beginning of a one-year "lookback" window laid out by New York’s Adult Survivors Act, during which New Yorkers can bring lawsuits for sexual assaults regardless of how long ago they occurred. The act was signed into law in May of this year and went into effect Thursday.

The Adult Survivors Act, which went into effect Thursday, allows New Yorkers to bring lawsuits for attacks outside the statute of limitations.

The 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brought droves of spectators and high spirits to the Upper West Side and ...
11/24/2022
Sunshine, smiles and all-around good vibes at NYC's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brought droves of spectators and high spirits to the Upper West Side and Midtown Thursday morning. The parade, which featured dozens of balloons and thousands of performers, wound its way from Central Park down to Herald Square over the course of a few hours. All along the parade route, attendees jammed to the sounds of marching bands, including the Q***r Big Apple Corps and the Columbia, South Carolina’s Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction.

The parade featured four new giant balloons and a couple dozen classics.

Generally, Broadway theater isn’t cheap. And if you want to see a buzzy Broadway show and you’re not lucky enough to win...
11/24/2022
Beyond Broadway: How to see great NYC theater on a budget

Generally, Broadway theater isn’t cheap. And if you want to see a buzzy Broadway show and you’re not lucky enough to win a lottery or show up early to the box office or wait in line in Times Square, theater is expensive. Fortunately, not all theater is “on” Broadway. We've taken a look at where to find great shows on a budget.

Lindsey Weber, who writes “not broadway” on Substack, shares her tips on how to see more theater in New York City for less money.

Gov. Kathy Hochul will soon select one of seven candidates to lead New York State’s highest court, from a list of nomine...
11/24/2022
NY judicial commission releases 7 picks for state's top judge

Gov. Kathy Hochul will soon select one of seven candidates to lead New York State’s highest court, from a list of nominees released Wednesday. The New York Commission on Judicial Nomination submitted the nominations to Hochul following former Chief Judge Janet DiFiore's resignation in July. The position holds outsize importance, not only in deciding cases that reach the state's top court, but in setting the direction of the New York court system.

Gov. Kathy Hochul has until Dec. 23 to put forward a nominee from list.

Sober October has passed. Dry January awaits. But for a growing cohort of young New Yorkers, cutting back on alcohol has...
11/24/2022
How NYC nightlife is getting in the sober spirit with alcohol-free bars

Sober October has passed. Dry January awaits. But for a growing cohort of young New Yorkers, cutting back on alcohol has become an all-year affair. While in the past staying sober on a night out meant ordering something like a seltzer and cranberry juice, New Yorkers trying to drink less booze are now being met with a growing menu of options.

Gothamist explored the city’s alcohol-free nightlife offerings, where event planners, business owners and patrons are envisioning a more lucid nightlife experience.

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but in the chaos of day-to-day life, it can sometimes be difficult to find somethin...
11/24/2022
Thanksgiving Gratitude with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis | The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but in the chaos of day-to-day life, it can sometimes be difficult to find something to be thankful for during challenging times.

Rev. Dr. Lewis is senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church, the home to the New York City Liberty Bell that marked the birth of the U.S., which burnt down nearly two years ago.

Filipino dining in the five boroughs has become more visible since food writers provided the earliest whiffs of recognit...
11/23/2022
Filipino food gains visibility in NYC, but restaurateurs point to a complicated reality

Filipino dining in the five boroughs has become more visible since food writers provided the earliest whiffs of recognition in the 1980s. Breakthroughs in more recent years have included a thriving pop-up scene and the increased prominence of traditional practices like kamayan — eating with bare hands, a practice disparaged by Western invaders in historical writings, yet to this day a hallmark of celebrations in Philippine provinces. But the cuisine’s trajectory in New York has been uneven — with the closures of coveted former success stories in Manhattan, as well as fresher fusion ventures that failed to attract stable business.

Current and former restaurant owners, chefs, historians and diners say Filipino food has lingered far too long on the brink of the ascendancy predicted by culinary greats.

Germany's players covered their mouths for their team photo before their opening World Cup match in an apparent rebuke o...
11/23/2022
German players cover their mouths at the World Cup to protest FIFA | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

Germany's players covered their mouths for their team photo before their opening World Cup match in an apparent rebuke of FIFA's clampdown on plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar.

The players covered their mouths for their team photo in an apparent rebuke of FIFA's clampdown on plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar.

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The appeals court agreed with teachers and parents who sued over the changes that the process leading up to the city’s budget approval violated the law, but allowed the cuts to move forward regardless.
New Jersey follows nearly two dozen other states, counties and cities across the country that have brought similar complaints against the fossil fuel industry in recent years.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ERzdRj
The officer was found guilty in a department trial in the 2019 beating of a woman inside a holding cell in the Bronx’s 44th Precinct.
Officials plan to install the technology on 1,500 buses in December.
Officers first responded to a 911 call at around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, finding a naked 24-year-old woman who was “acting erratic but non-violent.”
"The work that New York City is doing to address hate crimes is really looking at it in a comprehensive way."
Russia's intensified attacks on civilian infrastructure have left millions without power as the cold winter months begin. We hear how Ukrainians are dealing on the ground.
A few weeks back, attorneys filed a final round of briefs for a largely unknown case against the world’s biggest free digital library — the Internet Archive, a treasure trove of over 35 million books, 8 million videos, and some 734 billion web pages.

The outcome of Hachette v. Internet Archive could and upend digital lending, as we know it, everywhere.
Service on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines was suspended between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 3 hours Saturday after a piece of ceiling in a tunnel near Atlantic Ave collapsed onto the tracks. The MTA has been renovating that section of tunnel, built in 1908.
https://gothamist.com/news/fallen-debris-in-brooklyn-subway-tunnel-causes-major-delays
New proposed legislation in the state Assembly would impose sound limits on the NYPD shooting range at Rodman's Neck in the Bronx, and ensure the city and the NYPD answer the decades-old pleas of nearby residents for peace and quiet.
https://gothamist.com/news/state-lawmakers-renew-push-to-muffle-nypd-firing-range-after-decades-of-failed-promises
Public schools are required to provide a fair and appropriate education to all students – including those with mental health challenges. But in NYC, families face a complex process that can take years to obtain the right services for their child. https://gothamist.com/news/in-nyc-public-schools-are-often-the-main-source-for-youth-mental-health-care
The subway? Times Square? In church?

As New Yorkers for and against more access to guns debate whether people should be able to carry fi****ms in public, it can be hard to keep track of where fi****ms are allowed these days.
Now that New York City voters have overwhelmingly endorsed making racial equity a priority of city government, where should a new Office of Racial Equity focus its attention first?
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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg talks about the results to the midterm elections, plus the latest on the Trump Organization trial, his office's approach to crime and its priorities.
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