Bill de Blasio

NYPD files formal departmental charges against officers in Eric Garner case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York police officer who choked Eric Garner in 2014 has been formally served with departmental charges, an NYPD spokesman said Saturday.<p>Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who wrapped his arm around Garner's neck as the man complained he couldn't breathe, was served with the charges Friday …

Justice

City school officials probe dozens of sex harassment cases — but no new investigators have been hired under plan to double their numbers

Mayor de Blasio's effort to bulk up Education Department staff investigating a crush of sexual harassment cases in city schools is lagging amid …

Sexual Harassment

Inwood residents say rezoning plan is an ‘ethnic cleansing’

Nestled next to the Harlem River at the tip of Manhattan, Inwood is on the brink of change.<p>Once a refuge from the rest of Manhattan’s unrelenting …

New York City

Special-ed kids suffer in de Blasio’s grudge against Success Academy

Mayor de Blasio hates the Success Academy charter schools so much that his minions are even taking it out on Success kids who need special …

Education

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<b>NEW YORK</b>—The de Blasio Administration today announced that the City is streamlining its rental assistance programs, consolidating seven different …

Homelessness

The Rats are back in Staten Island

The Rats are back.<p>When the Staten Island Yankees asked their fans to temporarily rename the team in a contest in 2016, it seemed they may have bitten …

Staten Island

Cop who caused the chokehold death of Eric Garner hit with NYPD charges

The cop blamed in the death of Eric Garner was charged Friday night with violating NYPD regulations against using a chokehold to subdue a suspect, …

Justice

‘Lordy, there were tapes!’: Internet taken aback over revelation that Cohen recorded Trump talking about ‘hush money’

Moments after the New York Times reported that the FBI has a recording of Donald Trump and his longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen discussing a “hush …

Donald Trump

Psycho charged with murdering fellow inmate has history of terrorizing others

The mentally ill man charged with the first inmate-on-inmate murder on Rikers Island in a decade assaulted a nurse, a doctor, a correction officer …

Crime

NYC Releases Thousands of Documents on the Central Park 5 Case, Prosecutor In Case Says the Five Weren't 'Deserving' of Settlement

On Thursday night New York City released several documents, recordings and other materials detailing the notorious Central Five case.<p>The story of the …

African-American News

What to Do if You Think You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos

A steam pipe explosion in New York City’s Flatiron district on Thursday has raised fears about the potential for being exposed to asbestos after the …

Asbestos

De Blasio’s failed attack on Big Oil makes him look ridiculous

Just as we predicted, Mayor de Blasio’s lawsuit against Big Oil was laughed out of federal court Thursday.<p>Echoing a West Coast jurist, who tossed a …

Royal Dutch Shell

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Waived North Carolina Travel Ban Over Anti-Transgender Law for a Sports Team

New York City’s own travel ban almost stopped them.<p>Competing in a national championship is a huge deal, especially if you’re young and dreaming of going far in sports. Thousands of young people will be heading to the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in the next …

Staten Island

Hundreds still out of their homes after steam pipe leak in Flatiron District

Five hundred people remain out of their homes and businesses after a steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos-laden vapor into the air in Manhattan's …

Air Quality

City Releases Trove of Documents in Central Park Jogger Case

On a spring afternoon in 1989, detectives brought a special-education teacher, Daniel Kany, downtown to ask him questions. Stories about a nighttime beating and rape in Central Park had been rippling through his classroom on West 103d Street for days since a student at the school had been arrested …

Crime

Flatiron Blast Upends Lives As Residents Left Without Answers

More than 500 residents were displaced when a steam pipe exploded on Fifth Avenue.<p>CHELSEA, NY — Sleeping residents were roused by a shuddering rumble …

Red Cross

Officials promised to update a Giuliani-era agreement between the NYPD and city schools almost a year ago. So where is it?

Last October, city officials said they were on the cusp of announcing changes in the way the New York Police Department interacts with schools — an …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Development dispute over P.S. 64 in the East Village continues, two decades later

<b>P.S. 64 in 2013, courtesy of GVSHP</b> Twenty years ago, on July 20, 1998, Mayor Rudy Giuliani sold former Public School 64 on the Lower East Side, then …

East Village

What’s Behind Asian Americans’ Academic Protests?

Asian Americans and elite academics are again headline news. Certain Asian Americans are contesting the Harvard University admissions process, …

Social Justice

New York Today: The Morning After a Steam Pipe Explosion

Updated, 6:54 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this clear Friday.</i><p>A steam pipe exploded underneath a street in the Flatiron district of Manhattan on Thursday morning.<p>No one was seriously injured, but 49 buildings were evacuated along Fifth Avenue between 19th and 22nd Streets and some residents in the area could …

New York City

$70K Income Required For 'Affordable' Greenpoint Apartments

The affordable units hit the market the same week de Blasio boasted of the program's success and critics blamed it for rising …

Housing

City violated union contract by not paying retiring cops amid corruption scandal

The city violated a union contract by refusing to pay five high-ranking cops more than $1 million collectively in accrued compensation when they …

Corruption

Airbnb's lawsuits provide clues to legal strategy against New York City

Tech firm has used similar arguments in several municipalities<p>Airbnb has used similar legal arguments in lawsuits against several New York and …

New York City

Why Is This Liberal Mayor Siding With Big Business Over His Own Residents?

<b>Crony Regulations:</b> If he hasn't already, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon approve new rules aimed at Airbnb that will hurt everyday New …

San Francisco

City lawyers’ secret memo: Don’t settle with the Central Park 5

The city’s top lawyer ignored the advice of his own lawyers to firmly reject any settlement in the Central Park Five lawsuit filed by the men jailed …

Crime

New York City Filed a Voluntary Report to the UN on Its 2030 Sustainability Goals

"Every major city that's been here for more than a hundred years deals with these sorts of challenges."<p>New York City has more people than Denmark, …

Climate Change

Chuck Schumer’s Actions on the National Stage Get Little Scrutiny From His Local Press

<i>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer seldom faces scrutiny from New York City’s reputedly tough press.</i><p>In the recent flare-up over “civility,” the …

Trump Administration

Fighting Back Against the War on Homeless Shelters

Early this year, the city’s Department of Homeless Services announced that it was opening a men’s shelter on a stretch of West 58th Street adjacent to some of the most expensive real estate in the world. A social service agency had acquired the lease to a building, formerly the Park Savoy Hotel, …

New York City

De Blasio’s Dystopia

This is what a socialist New York looks like<p>One needs to walk only a block or two in any direction in America’s largest metropolis to witness the …

Conservative View

City adds record number of affordable apartments

Bests previous mark set by Koch administration<p>The de Blasio administration financed the construction of more than 9,000 new affordable apartments …

Housing