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Molly Osberg

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

Bodega Cat Exonerated in Stunning Court Decision

A deli worker remains solvent and a cat remains unbothered.

August 29, 2022

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

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

A Hot, Dubious Swagger Summer for Some NYC Employees

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

August 17, 2022

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

It’s Tuesday, Check Out These Correction Officers Throwing a Party at Rikers Island

As people continue to die at Rikers, those who run the City's notorious jail get booze, white tablecloths, and thrones.

August 16, 2022

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

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’s Super-Criminal Fever Dream

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

August 4, 2022