NYC Will Pay Millions for Locking Up People Who Had Already Paid Bail, But It’s Still Doing That
As the City settles a major class-action lawsuit, it’s still dragging its feet releasing people who have posted bail.
Prepare Yourself for Sagittarius December Doldrums
It's December at last, which means New York's indisputable worst month (November) is over.
It’s Wednesday and We’re Involuntarily Confining People to Conceal Our Societal Failures Again
Eric Adams announces a huge policy shift before jetting off to Greece and Qatar, and more links for your day.
Henry Hill Slept Here: My Journey Through the ‘Goodfellas’ Locations of NYC
The tour’s locations capture a relatively ungentrified slice of deep Brooklyn and Queens, where mobsters once reigned like kings, hijacking and stealing and paying off the cops...And now it’s all over.
Let’s All Marvel at the Giant Tree We Murdered And Dragged Into Midtown Manhattan
A Norway spruce might live 300 years or longer, but this one would have to die.
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It’s Thursday and the MTA Is Yet Again Staring Into the Abyss
Albany to NYC Subways, Drop Dead? And other links to start your day.
The Bizarre and Riveting Sport of Race-Walking in NYC
"It’s a contest to see who can whisper the loudest. You’re flirting with running, just gotta keep getting right up to the edge."
It’s Tuesday and Personally I’m Thrilled to See My Tax Dollars Supporting Massive Payday Loans
Capitalism is truly running out of places to extract profit, and other links to start your day.
A Brief Guide to Encountering a Weeping Person in Public in NYC
A note on our responsibility to each other.
Incarcerated Women Wonder When Governor Hochul Will Actually Start Using Her ‘Overhauled’ Pardon System
The governor hasn't issued a commutation or a pardon since boasting of major changes this summer.
It’s Monday and Eric Adams Has World Cup Fever
The Mayor takes a totally necessary trip to a migrant-killing kingdom, and other links to start your day.
A Very Moynihan Train Hall Thanksgiving: ‘Wow, I Can’t Even Sit Down?’
Hell Gate tours the brand new train hall on its most-traveled holiday weekend
How Feral Turkeys Took Staten Island
The turkeys have now outlasted three term-limited Council members, the Staten Island borough president, one governor, one mayor, one assemblymember, and two members of Congress involved with their removal.
It’s Wednesday, and We’re Banning Crypto Mining
New York leads again on stopping a specific type of wasteful pollution, and other links to start your day.
Listen Up, Turkeys: The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Time Is 8 p.m.
Most Thanksgiving stressors stem from the massive mid-day meal.
It’s Tuesday and I Would Also Be Eric Adams’s Friend for $241,000 a Year
Plus: Two secret reports and an oddly austere budget given how many well-paid appointees are running around City Hall
You Can Now Bid on Some Truly Useless Stuff Owned By NYC Mayors
Mayors cannot take their gifts home with them. So now it’s up to the city to auction them off.
It’s a Miracle Your Favorite Local Bar Still Exists
Rent, product, payroll...sand? Restaurant margins are infamously tight. The pandemic era has made them tighter.
Why 18 Deaths in Custody This Year Isn’t Enough to Take Control of Jails Away From NYC
"Change has to come from the inside," the NYC Correction commissioner told a federal court Thursday.
No Gods, No Ticketmasters: A Taylor Swift Ticket-Buying Journey
One Swiftie's journey into the heart of Ticketmaster darkness.
Fridays Are For Liberating Giant Warehouses of Legal Marijuana
Some not-so-quiet qutting is happening at City Hall, plus another update on the massive shiny soccer stadium thing.
The NYPD Held a 28 Minute Meeting About Public Safety in Tompkins Square Park
"We're not gonna solve the problems of the world! We just want the park closed at midnight!"
$20 Dinner: Olly Olly Brings Some Nice Oddball Vibes To NYC’s Resurgent Food Hall Scene
The suddenly high-stakes world of NYC dining finds a counterpoint at the once-lowly food hall.
It’s Thursday, and Rikers Has Another Day in Court
Let’s find out if a judge thinks that a jail that has taken the lives of eighteen people this year needs more time.
Four Big Unanswered Questions About NYCFC’s Ginormous Queens Soccer Complex
Mayor Eric Adams declared himself "the finisher" when he announced the $780 million soccer stadium, but he finished his press conference without answering these questions.
‘A Culture of Disposability’: New School Part-Time Faculty Go On Strike
At a school where nearly 9 in 10 faculty are part time, instructors say administrative bloat is misallocating the school's resources
It’s Wednesday and NYC Is Gambling With Queens Again
The world’s borough gets another stadium (and casino?)
Why Hasn’t Governor Hochul Signed the Crypto Mining Moratorium?
After a campaign flush with donations from disgraced crypto kingpins, a bill to ban polluting cryptomining sits on the governor’s desk.
Video: How to Cross the Street at the NYC Marathon
Three filmmakers capture moments of extreme grace and tragic hubris.