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Molly Osberg

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

The Cops

NYPD Officer Who Brandished Gun at BLM Protesters Avoids a Trial

The City declined to represent the officer, but taxpayers are still on the hook for his bill.

August 10, 2022
Fresh Hell

New York’s Delivery Class Is Just Trying to Stay Cool

The city’s delivery workers are braving deadly weather conditions, again .

August 9, 2022
Eric Adams

Eric Adams’s Super-Criminal Fever Dream

Like any good cop, the mayor is good at manufacturing a threat. 

August 4, 2022
What's Your Deal

NYC’s New 5G Monolith Is ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’ With Free Wi-Fi For Exactly One Bronx Block

"The mayor is gonna come out here and say oh, we’re giving you Wi-Fi? You walk away half a block and it’s gone.”

July 27, 2022
Fresh Hell

Photos: How New Yorkers Are Keeping Cool Against the Backdrop of Certain Environmental Collapse

City residents are hitting the Big Apple’s beaches, pools, and parks to find some much-needed chill as the planet burns.

Critters of New York

Small Claims NYC: Did This Bodega Cat Beat Up A Pit Bull Puppy?

“The cat is famous, a part of the neighborhood, a mascot,” one woman said of the alleged assailant.

Paying Rent

Want a Rent-Regulated Apartment? Pay This Broker $10,000

Brokers are capitalizing on an already exploitative rental market, and in the process are effectively destroying the few rent protections we have.

June 9, 2022