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Last week, Gothamist asked readers to vote on their favorite New York City books from a list of candidates selected by N...
05/12/2021
What Is The Best New York Book Of All Time?

Last week, Gothamist asked readers to vote on their favorite New York City books from a list of candidates selected by NYPL The New York Public Library.

Today, after 12 rounds of ranked-choice elimination, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger wins the Big Apple Book Ballot.

We teamed up with the NYPL for a Big Apple Book Ballot, allowing New Yorkers to practice ranked-choice voting ahead of the June primary.

Amid the Wednesday morning bustle of Grand Central Terminal, dozens of people lined up to get their COVID-19 shot, along...
05/12/2021
New Yorkers And Tourists Flock To Convenient Subway Vaccine Hubs On Opening Day

Amid the Wednesday morning bustle of Grand Central Terminal, dozens of people lined up to get their COVID-19 shot, along with a free 7-day MetroCard or tickets for the LIRR or MetroNorth.

Two hours after opening, nearly 100 people had been vaccinated.

The vaccine site at Grand Central Station witnessed hefty demand early Wednesday, and Coney Island recorded a lengthy line, too.

The recent shooting in Times Square sparked an outpouring from the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for ma...
05/12/2021
How The Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Would Tackle NYC’s Rise In Shootings

The recent shooting in Times Square sparked an outpouring from the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

Here’s where they stand on gun violence and what proposals they’re offering to decrease it.

The most recent shooting, in Times Square has crystalized the distinction between the platforms of more centrist and more left-leaning candidates.

For the second time this election cycle, WNYC/Gothamist reporters fanned out across the city to talk to voters. Many we ...
05/12/2021
A Month Ahead of the Primary, New Yorkers Are Still Mulling Their Options

For the second time this election cycle, WNYC/Gothamist reporters fanned out across the city to talk to voters.

Many we spoke to said they planned to buckle down and research their options in the coming weeks.

With the primary around the corner, we checked in with New Yorkers for their thoughts on the mayoral race.

Admissions letters for New York City’s public middle schools went out yesterday, with early data underscoring the impact...
05/12/2021
Pandemic Shakes Up NYC Middle School Admissions And Enrollment

Admissions letters for New York City’s public middle schools went out yesterday, with early data underscoring the impact of the pandemic on the school system.

The city’s decision to eliminate screening opened the door to sought-after middle schools for more low income students, and those learning English.

In an effort to prevent more car crashes, the de Blasio Administration will reduce the speed limit along 45 miles of str...
05/11/2021
City To Reduce Speed Limit On 11 Roadways

In an effort to prevent more car crashes, the de Blasio Administration will reduce the speed limit along 45 miles of streets at 11 locations in the four outer boroughs.

Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island, Astoria Boulevard in Queens, and Pelham Parkway in The Bronx are among the roadways targeted.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that restores voting rights for anyone released from prison. If they’re released...
05/10/2021
New York Restores Voting Rights For Formerly Incarcerated People

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that restores voting rights for anyone released from prison. If they’re released before May 28th, they could register to vote in the June 22nd primary election.

The new law requires giving people a voter registration form as they leave prison.

In recent weeks, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has tried to craft a message that draws in younger voters, recall...
05/10/2021
Eric Adams Struggles to Energize Younger Voters. Can He Make It to City Hall Without Them?

In recent weeks, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has tried to craft a message that draws in younger voters, recalling his activism against police brutality over many years.

But for younger New Yorkers, that message has mostly fallen flat.

The current Brooklyn borough president and mayoral candidate says he’s reaching out to younger voters about his record on policing.

Get acquainted with ranked-choice voting by casting your vote(s) in the Big Apple Book Ballot — a practice election that...
05/08/2021
Practice Ranked-Choice Voting With Our Big Apple Book Ballot

Get acquainted with ranked-choice voting by casting your vote(s) in the Big Apple Book Ballot — a practice election that will decide once and for all on the greatest NYC-centric novel of all time.

To help New Yorkers get acquainted with the new RCV method, we've teamed up with the New York Public Library for the Big Apple Book Ballot, which will decide once and for all on the greatest NYC-centric book of all time.

A new statewide report on judicial demographics reveals stark disparities between the demographic composition of the ben...
05/07/2021
Nearly 70% Of All New York State Judges Are White, New Report Finds

A new statewide report on judicial demographics reveals stark disparities between the demographic composition of the bench and the rest of New York State.

Most people who are processed in the courts are Black and Latino, but few will face a judge who looks like them

How did immigration policy get mixed up in reality TV? This week on #TheExperimentPodcast, we find out the answer goes w...
05/06/2021
The Experiment

How did immigration policy get mixed up in reality TV? This week on #TheExperimentPodcast, we find out the answer goes way back to the 1800s, setting the stage for the high-stakes pursuit of the K-1 visa central to TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé. https://smarturl.it/theexperimentpodcast?IQid=fb.90day

Stories from an unfinished country.

During the pandemic, some of Lurita “LB” Brown's customers found works of art they'd gotten from relatives and decided t...
05/06/2021
Hanging On: How A Brooklyn Custom Framing Shop Survived The Pandemic

During the pandemic, some of Lurita “LB” Brown's customers found works of art they'd gotten from relatives and decided to have them reframed.

This "emotional connection" to objects is part of why Brown's custom framing store is still around.

Lurita “LB” Brown’s store in Clinton Hill kept going at a time when so many other businesses couldn’t pay rent and needed government aid.

To help New Yorkers get acquainted with ranked-choice voting, we've teamed up with NYPL The New York Public Library for ...
05/05/2021
Practice Ranked-Choice Voting With Our Big Apple Book Ballot

To help New Yorkers get acquainted with ranked-choice voting, we've teamed up with NYPL The New York Public Library for the Big Apple Book Ballot, which will decide once and for all on the greatest NYC-centric novel of all time.

To help New Yorkers get acquainted with the new RCV method, we've teamed up with the New York Public Library for the Big Apple Book Ballot, which will decide once and for all on the greatest NYC-centric book of all time.

05/04/2021
Punishment & Profit – Investors

LIVE NOW: Join us for the final installment of Punishment & Profit. Worth Rises leads a discussion with guests Elizabeth Parisian of AFT - American Federation of Teachers, Investment Strategist at Adasina Social Capital Phuong Luong, Jim Baker and Morgan Duckett, who are all working to disentangle institutional funding from the prison industry.

Roughly 80,000 city employees who have been working from home since the start of the pandemic are now returning to their...
05/04/2021
80,000 City Workers Report Back to Their Desks This Week

Roughly 80,000 city employees who have been working from home since the start of the pandemic are now returning to their offices this week, in what Mayor Bill de Blasio believes will send a powerful message about the city’s recovery.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the offices have taken safety steps, and that the move sends a powerful message about the city’s recovery efforts.

About 44% of NYC residents have received at least one COVID-19 shot, and about 32% are fully vaccinated. But some neighb...
05/04/2021
Most Of New York City Remains Undervaccinated As COVID Restrictions Lift

About 44% of NYC residents have received at least one COVID-19 shot, and about 32% are fully vaccinated. But some neighborhoods are much further along than others — even as restrictions lift on social venues and city offices.

Community organizers are striving to boost the vaccination rate in their neighborhoods—person by person. They're calling on the city for help.

The owners of a windowless former warehouse that houses ICE detainees in New Jersey are alleging dangerous conditions at...
05/04/2021
ICE Jailer in New Jersey Is Sued By Its Landlord, Claiming Unsafe Conditions

The owners of a windowless former warehouse that houses ICE detainees in New Jersey are alleging dangerous conditions at the facility and suing to terminate its lease.

If the landlord succeeds in ending the lease, it would be yet another ICE facility to announce its closure in the Garden State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that most capacity restrictions for businesses, restaurants and cultural venues wo...
05/03/2021
New York To Reopen Without Most Capacity Restrictions By May 19th

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that most capacity restrictions for businesses, restaurants and cultural venues would be lifted in New York by May 19th.

Governor Andrew Cuomo trumped Mayor Bill de Blasio by announcing that most capacity restrictions for businesses, restaurants and cultural venues would be lifted by May 19th.

In New Brunswick, NJ, a coalition of nonprofits, church leaders and a local clinic are furiously trying to vaccinate the...
05/03/2021
NJ's Vaccination Rates Remain Unequal. One Immigrant Community Is Trying To Fix It

In New Brunswick, NJ, a coalition of nonprofits, church leaders and a local clinic are furiously trying to vaccinate the community — especially immigrant workers — and setting up an operation to make sure everyone who wants a shot can get one.

Local leaders say state officials have been too slow to remove barriers to access the COVID-19 vaccines.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the MTA will resume 24 hour subway service on May 17th, for the first time si...
05/03/2021
24-Hour Subway Service Will Finally Resume On May 17th

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the MTA will resume 24 hour subway service on May 17th, for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.

Cuomo announced on Monday that on May 17th, the MTA will resume 24 hour subway service for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.

Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, "Fifty And Forward" tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the gr...
05/03/2021
Fifty And Forward: An Anniversary Celebration Of NPR | Specials | WNYC

Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, "Fifty And Forward" tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

Tune in at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. for an anniversary celebration Of NPR on WNYC.

Analytical, critical and forward-thinking, this program tells the story of NPR's history in the context of the growth of modern media.

Progressive lawmakers, unions, and the Working Families Party pulled their support from mayoral candidate Scott Stringer...
05/03/2021
Stringer Loses Progressive Flank In Fallout From Sexual Harassment Allegations

Progressive lawmakers, unions, and the Working Families Party pulled their support from mayoral candidate Scott Stringer Friday afternoon, leaving his mayoral prospects in peril in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

"Jean Kim shared her experience of sexual assault and Scott Stringer failed to acknowledge and consider his responsibility for that harm."

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