New York Has a Housing Crisis. How Would the Mayoral Candidates Fix It?

New York City’s leaders have been vexed for many years by a downside that has helped flip the metropolis into a worldwide image of inequality: As years of prosperity gave rise to hovering luxurious condo towers, public housing crumbled and reasonably priced neighborhoods vanished. The present mayor, Bill de Blasio,…

Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

When 1000’s gathered in Brooklyn final summer season to take part in a march for Black trans lives, Shéár Avory was at dwelling, serving to to care for her household in the center of the coronavirus pandemic. But Mx. Avory, who’s transgender and nonbinary, was heartened by what they noticed…

Early Voting Begins in Wide-Open Race for New York Mayor

On the primary day of early voting in New York City, Michael and Eunice Collins voted collectively in Harlem. Both are fearful concerning the metropolis, however they’re divided over who’s the very best individual to repair it. Mr. Collins, a transit employee, voted for Eric Adams for mayor. “I think…

Long-Buried Secrets: The Serial Killer and the Detective

A lady strolling to her automotive discovered them: two teenage women, bare and lifeless in a sliver of woods behind an residence parking zone. They had been facedown, facet by facet, as if positioned there with care. “A horrible scene,” the police commissioner mentioned that day. “Like two little dolls…

‘I Watched From the Back of a Taxi as He Skated In and Out of Traffic’

Skating Away Dear Diary: I had by no means met my next-door neighbor, however I typically observed him round the East Village. I’m fairly positive everybody in the neighborhood knew who he was: the man who went in all places and did every part on curler skates. Once, I watched…

Lucy Lang Sought Change at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. Now She Wants to Lead It.

Lucy Lang is a squeaky wheel, a meddler, a self-described noodge. A granddaughter of the philanthropist Eugene Lang, she is bent on the fixed enchancment of her environment. In the dozen years she spent working at the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace, she developed a popularity for pushing reforms that…

Oyster Farmers Who Feared Going Broke Brace for Summer Boom

A yr in the past, oyster growers who farm New Jersey’s marshy coastal inlets and tidal flats had been preventing for survival. Restaurants had been shut down by the pandemic, and the oysters they’d nurtured for two years had been rising previous their prime. The expensive seafood that ought to…

Has New York Hit a Progressive Plateau? The Mayor’s Race Is a Key Test.

A yr in the past, the left wing of New York’s Democratic Party was ascendant. Deeply progressive candidates triumphed in state legislative primaries and received a congressional upset, activists fueled a motion to rein within the energy of the police, and Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed to chop the Police…

Why Some Orthodox Jewish Women Won’t Get Vaccinated

In April, rumors started swirling in numerous New York City neighborhoods with massive Orthodox Jewish communities about how the coronavirus vaccine might pose a severe risk to girls’s fertility. On WhatsApp teams, recordings of rabbis warning towards what they mentioned have been the vaccine’s hostile results proliferated shortly among the…