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Molly Osberg

Molly is a writer and occasional editor covering crime, labor, and the American health care system.

Correct Opinions

Is it Morally Defensible to Put Dogs in Halloween Costumes? A Brief Debate

Dog parents Molly Osberg and Max Rivlin-Nadler present their opposing views.

Paying Rent

June Homes ‘Reinvents’ Having a Roommate and It Sounds Less Than Ideal

The company promises to help landlords the tech-startup way: with surge pricing and an app.

October 14, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Tuesday and It’s Really Hard to Close Rikers When You’re Committed to Locking More People Up

Plus: A fare-evading dog, a trash-collecting epic, an ethics-skirting governor.

August 30, 2022
Critters of New York

Bodega Cat Exonerated in Stunning Court Decision

A deli worker remains solvent and a cat remains unbothered.

August 29, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Wednesday and Another Mediocre Man Goes to Harvard

Plus: Primary results, dark money and the People's Republic of Astoria

August 24, 2022
The Cops

Why Did the NYPD Abruptly Clear Out Washington Square Park?

The party mayor's anti-party agenda comes for the City's most vibrant public space—and the unhoused people the Adams administration has failed to help.

August 23, 2022
Eric Adams

A Hot, Dubious Swagger Summer for Some NYC Employees

“Even just optically, it’s in such poor taste."

August 17, 2022
Morning Spew

It’s Wednesday and Anti-Vaxxers Are Trying to Dump Ketchup on Bill de Blasio’s House

The anti-vaxxers are protesting, even as the lawmakers are bowing to their demands.

August 17, 2022