Local

Subscribe

227 Abolitionist Place: Brooklyn activists fight to stop Duffield Street house demolition

Activism is in the air on what seems like a quiet, nondescript street in Downtown Brooklyn. Demonstrators have been fighting to save the house located at 227 Abolitionist Place (formerly known as Duffield Street) from an impending demolition.

We Are Phenomenal Women’s Shernice Gatewood wants to spread awareness and save lives

At 18 years old, due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Shernice Gatewood said that she and her daughter moved out away from home.

Unemployment benefits: What to know about filing a claim during COVID-19 crisis

With nearly 80 million jobs at risk across the country due to the coronavirus crisis, the New York Labor Department's website has been crashing.

MTA requests a $4 million bailout as a result of the coronavirus

The biggest transit agency in North America could face financial ruin as ridership decreases.

MTA announces rear-door boarding

MTA will begin a new rear-door boarding policy on all buses, beginning today, March 23, to protect bus drivers from the spread of the coronavirus.

1st fed inmate tests positive for coronavirus in Brooklyn

An inmate a federal jail in New York city has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case in the federal prison system.

Al Sharpton turns NAN headquarters into community kitchen

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) are partnering with World Central Kitchen to deliver hot and cold meals daily to those in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Community leaders want Black pols to step up for Black New Yorkers during COVID-19 crisis

This week, dozens of Black organizers from across New York State called on Black elected officials to "save Black lives" during the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally and press conference.

“Ida B. Wells Place' is designated in Downtown Brooklyn

A new street sign in Downtown Brooklyn commemorates the life of Ida B. Wells, one of this nation’s most revered investigative journalists.

Murphy announces social distancing measures to quell spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed an executive order implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey.

City Comptroller: NYC must take immediate action to prepare for economic impacts of COVID-19

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a new analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19 on New York City, including significant projected losses in the entertainment, hotel, restaurant, travel, and tourism sectors.

Over half of NYC children live in or near poverty

Over half of New York City’s children live in or near poverty, according to “Keeping Track of New York City’s Children: 2020,” the biennial report released today by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC).

Advocates, politicians want fewer arrests, end to broken windows policing to curb spread of COVID-19

Criminal justice advocates are calling on the city and state to suspend broken windows arrests and similar criminal penalty enforcement policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations.

Emergency rule makes price gouging illegal

New Yorkers are anxious about the virus which is leading to a short supply of goods and price gouging.

NYC should be prepared for 'shelter-in-place' order: Mayor de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New Yorkers should be prepared for the possibility of a shelter-in-place order as the number of cases in the city reaches 814.

Previous