Jared Kushner’s former real estate company may have exposed children to toxic dust as part of a campaign to push out rent-controlled tenants, according to a new lawsuit.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a shockwave throughout the Democratic Party last month when she walloped longtime congressman Joe Crowley in the primary for New York’s 14th District. Apparently, that wasn’t the only race she won that night.
A couple of grandparents from Brooklyn who traveled to Fort Drum in upstate New York to visit their son-in-law on the country’s Independence Day—before he is shipped to Afghanistan for a third tour of duty—were arrested by immigration authorities and thrown into detention, a report says.
It’s hard to overstate the significance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset primary win over 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. She is a working-class Latina who was bartending less than a year ago. She is an unapologetic socialist who called for abolishing ICE back in February.…
A protest movement to disrupt the activities of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border authorities in response to the Trump administration’s family separation crisis is spreading from coast to coast.
In a piece for Refinery29 celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City on Wednesday, Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) reflects about what it is like to have seen herself grow into a Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), whom she defines as “smart and independent and determined.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, is running to represent New York’s 14th district in Congress, facing down the kingmakers of the national Democratic Party establishment.
President Donald Trump’s latest sideshow freak, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who is increasingly loathed each day, decided to spend Memorial Day—his 74th birthday—at a Yankees game.
Speaking at New York’s Democratic Party convention on Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez reportedly celebrated Gov. Andrew Cuomo securing the party’s nomination by taking thinly veiled shots at Cuomo’s progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon.
Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg really hates it when people speak Spanish around him in New York City. So, in response, New Yorkers decided to serenade him in Spanish outside his Upper West Side apartment and at his former office on Friday. And by all accounts, it was a gran fiesta replete with Daddy Yankee songs, Cielito…
In his push to paint himself as a progressive since Cynthia Nixon announced her primary bid, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been employing a strange form of identity politics. Last month, Cuomo called himself “undocumented” (he isn’t) and stated that he was “raised by poor immigrants from South Jamaica” (he…
The New Yorker reported on Monday night that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat who filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company after Weinstein’s pattern of alleged abuse became public, has allegedly been abusive to multiple women himself.
Progressives in New York have long criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for failing to close the so-called LLC loophole, which allows people who own limited liability companies to essentially disregard limits on campaign contributions. While the fact that Cuomo is one of the top beneficiaries from this loophole is nothing…
A white commuter on the Long Island Rail Road started hurling racial slurs at two black passengers who he said were talking “too loudly.”
If you’re visiting New York, you really ought to ride the ferry to Staten Island. You can’t find a better free lesson in American urban politics anywhere.
Never have I considered the sweet embrace of death more favorably than when moving between apartments in New York. Friendships are made and unmade beneath the weight of bed frames on the third floor of four-floor walkups. Many a disc has been herniated after a man’s pride got in the way of his better judgment to hire…
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that he is planning to introduce a statewide ban on plastic bags, saying, “The blight of plastic bags takes a devastating toll on our streets, our water, and our natural resources.”
This piece is part of Splinter’s series The New Guard, where we interview progressive candidates who are running in 2018 midterm races across the country to shake up the Democratic Party establishment.