As the parent of two children currently in NYC public schools, I wholeheartedly disagree that the current system serves students and the city well. It is fundamentally inequitable, opaque, disorganized, and even when spotlights are shined on shortfalls, it doesn't appear that righting wrongs is at the top of anyone's list.
Mayor de Blasio has also been complicit in the shuttering of countless other businesses less famous, yet even more essential to the working people of this city -- businesses whose vanishing the press does not lament so often, or at all.
By Susanna Blankley, Director, Community Action for Safe Apartments and Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, New Yo...
If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.
On April 14th, all of the Republican and Democratic candidates for President will be in New York City - the Democrats for a debate in Brooklyn; the Republicans for a gala in Manhattan. And what better place to discuss public health than New York City?
Ethics is something that was taught in ancient Greece and was once neatly woven into our secondary education system. Ethics classes, like civics classes, are now rarely found on the high school level in this country. Isn't it time to resurrect this again?
Darius McCollum, the notorious train/bus thief with Asperger's, is back in the news...for a different reason than you might expect. No, Darius was no...
It's only Thursday but police in New York city have been on a rampage this week. Four well-known activists and copwatchers were arrested in a span o...
During his first year in office Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the practice of four predecessors and did not include in his financial plan a set of savings plans known as the Program to Eliminate the Gap, or PEG.
The problem is that the city has always approached family homelessness in the wrong way. For decades the city has tried to make families fit an emergency system rather than making the system responsive to the specific needs of families.
Over the past decade or so, the climate has improved for people with mental illness, and that is true whether or not a person has a beautiful mind.
Earlier this month New York city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito co-hosted her final community meeting for residents of Spanish Harlem concerned about the city's housing plans.
It is obvious that the mayor is trying to repay an old campaign debt to a group that supported him early in his quest for his current office.
If Trump is Manifest Destiny, Sanders is the embodiment of the American dream, a Horatio Alger of politics, a pied piper with a constituency of voters who are generally too alienated to go to the polls.
My advice to Mr. Schneiderman and any other "hopefuls" out there raising money right now and vying for Governor Cuomo's job in 2018, is to distance yourself as far from de Blasio as possible...he is the political equivalent of skunk spray in an elevator...and nobody likes that.
After 27 years in operation, La Lunchonette at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 18th Street in the recently minted West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhatta...