If You Want a Taste of Heaven You Must Go to East Williamsburg
"There's a lot of love here, and we want everyone to feel welcome."
CUNY Professors Explain How Latest Round of Cuts Will Make Things Even Worse For Students
"Some of those CUNY central administrators are viewing the university as a business rather than as an educational institution."
Carl Heastie Is Getting Ready to Send More People to Jail…Again
Yet again, New York Democrats appear to be buckling to demands for more regressive bail policy. And other news to start your day.
Court to NYPD: Stop Illegally Accessing Sealed Arrest Records
After years of litigation, a state judge has given the NYPD a timeline to clean up its act.
‘Comfort Stations’ Are Gone (OK???) But How About Building More Public Bathrooms?
"I'd rather there be more public restrooms than a name change."
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Video: Do Rich New Yorkers Actually Flee Higher Taxes?
The rich hate moving too.
Needles In Your Ears, Radical History On Your Mind
Standing on the Corner hosts auricular acupuncture sessions inspired by the Young Lords.
Governor Hochul Wants to Get Back in the Marijuana Enforcement Game
Defense attorneys say that huge fines on illicit weed could reopen the door to an NYPD crackdown.
The NY Post’s Headlines Suck, Actually
Headlines are easy when all you have to do is please your evil boss.
Hochul Holds Up Budget Talks Over Demand to Fundamentally Change NY’s Bail Laws
We're stuck in a time loop, and other links to start your day.
How Close Is NYC 2023 to the ‘Fear City’ of the 1970s?
Not very, says historian Kim Phillips-Fein.
If Trump Is Arrested, Everyone Should Get the Week Off
You're saying you don't need a break?
The Big Ugly Mess Behind New York’s Busted Budget Process
And how the state budget impacts the the city.
The Fight to Make ‘Temporary’ Sidewalk Sheds Actually Temporary
Scaffolding is a NYC mascot. Lawmakers are trying to change that.
Show Me The Body Bring Fellow Punk Futurists to Brooklyn Steel
Plus, why is this real estate man crying? And other links to start your morning.
Knicks Superfan Shaun Geddes Is Spreading the ‘Postgame Prosperity’ Gospel
Turns out, the Knicks's most beloved and outspoken fan lives in Florida.
Nigerian Street Food Meets Fast Food on Nostrand Avenue
Akara House's creation actually vibes more faux chicken sandwich than veggie burger.
Kathy Hochul Gives Energy Discount to Poor, Needy Amazon
The 10.7 megawatt allocation to a soon-to-be-built Niagara facility comes on the heels of a $123 million tax break for the company.
Attention LES Trader Joe’s Shoppers: These Workers Just Launched a Union Drive
"They tell us, oh, we're raking in record profits these days."
Purp Wants You to Bop Along to Some Club Beats
Welcome to Leave Your Apartment, a regular column in which Hell Gate asks one in-the-know New Yorker where to go out in the next two weeks.
Bloomberg Is Back (to Using His Billions to Manipulate Democracy)
And other news to start your day
The Police Budget Prospers As the Police Watchdog Budget Starves
While the NYPD is already $100 million over budget on overtime alone, the City's police watchdog says its own skeletal budget "does not allow the CCRB to function properly."
Hell Gate Presents: March Madness of NYC Hot Takes
We don't 100 percent stand by all of these—but we will defend them if we have to.
NYC Taxpayers Clean Up Yet Another Mess Created by Cops
And more news for your Tuesday.