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.”
Cynthia Nixon has been endorsed for governor by one of the most active immigrant rights groups in New York, on the same day as she firmly moved to incumbent Andrew Cuomo’s left on immigration.
This week, Rafael L. Espinal, the New York City Council member who brought the city its very first nightlife czar, introduced another eminently reasonable piece of legislation: one that would allow employees to ignore their bosses after work hours without being retaliated against. As the Associated Press reports:
Cynthia Nixon is having a great day on the campaign trail and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Harper’s Magazine, which published its first issue in 1850 and is the “oldest general-interest monthly in America,” tweeted about a job opportunity on Friday afternoon.
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.
Last weekend, the Associated Press reported that Kushner Companies — the real estate empire formerly overseen by White House senior advisor Jared Kushner — filed false paperwork with the New York City Department of Buildings in order to circumvent regulations meant to keep them from harassing their tenants out of…
When it was first rumored that actress and activist Cynthia Nixon might challenge Andrew Cuomo, the governor laughed it off. On a conference call with reporters earlier this month, Cuomo said that “if it’s just about name recognition, I’m hoping that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Billy Joel don’t get into the race.”…
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that, during the time Jared Kushner was directly involved in managing his real estate company, the company “routinely filed false paperwork” with the city of New York, claiming dozens of its buildings had no rent-stabilized tenants when it actually had “hundreds.”
Craig Mack, 46, the legendary Bad Boy artist who burst onto the national stage in 1994 with that “Flava in Ya Ear,” died Monday night at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home, reportedly of heart failure.
Cynthia Nixon, the actress best known for her role as Miranda in Sex and the City, is reportedly seriously mulling a run for New York governor, a move that, according to Politico, caught current Governor Andrew Cuomo by surprise. Nixon has also been in conversations with two of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s…
An explosive report published by BuzzFeed on Monday based on secret internal New York Police Department files found at least 319 cops on the force were able to keep their jobs after committing a fireable offense.
The New York Times reported Thursday evening that a former Harlem high school teacher and his brother were arrested after a federal investigation into the two indicated an apparent effort to build and detonate explosive devices. The teacher, Christian Toro, reportedly paid his students $50 an hour to break fireworks…
Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa was sent to the hospital on Monday after she reportedly began to feel ill upon opening a letter filled with a suspicious white powder which was sent to her New York City home.
It should go without saying that you shouldn’t use your platform as a noted conservative pundit to bully a local family-owned restaurant about how your delivery order is late, but here we are.
Were you on the hunt for a metaphorical stone with which to sharpen your non-metaphorical guillotine with today? Then I’ve got just the thing, via The New York Times: a dispatch from rich New Yorkers bravely fighting sorely-needed improvements to make the subway more accessible to people with disabilities.
New Yorkers will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory today by protesting the 45th president of the United States’ regressive and racist words and deeds in Times Square.
At least two New York City Council members were among over a dozen people arrested while protesting the detention of prominent immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir by ICE agents on Thursday morning.
New York City likes to go big or go home—and that includes its stance on climate change. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday a goal to divest the city’s $189 billion pension fund out of fossil fuel corporations within five years. Instead, New York City’s going to sue them.
A fire at a five-story, century-old apartment building located at 2363 Prospect Ave., in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, claimed the lives of at least twelve people on Thursday night in the city’s deadliest fire since 1990. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also said that four had sustained critical injuries…