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Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto served two tours as staff writer at the Village Voice. His reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gothamist, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and elsewhere.

In Another Secret Court Hearing, Adams Administration Again Asks to Wriggle Out of Right-to-Shelter Duties

And after a closed-door court conference on Tuesday, the presiding judge mysteriously recused herself from the case.

September 26, 2023

When the Going Gets Tough, Rikers Head Louis Molina Goes to Europe

The guy who has presided over 27 deaths in custody is “sharing best practices on facility management, safety, and security” with his counterparts abroad.

September 21, 2023

‘No Hamptons on a Dead Planet’

On Wednesday, Extinction Rebellion protesters tried to shut down a Manhattan heliport.

September 14, 2023

Judge Reverses Course on 2020 Protest Settlement Because Police Union Doesn’t Like It

The lawyer for the police union is the judge's long-time friend with whom she co-hosts a Super Bowl party, and also Ben Smith's dad.

September 11, 2023

Fine-Tuning the Trade-Offs of Congestion Pricing Is Like Assembling a Mechanical Watch in the Middle of a Firefight

The board in charge of figuring out the toll structure for congestion pricing met on Thursday, and many questions remain unanswered.

August 18, 2023

Where in the World Is Yenchun Chen?

The now-folk hero who escaped DOC custody out a fifth-floor window is still free.

August 15, 2023

‘Something Can and Must Change’: The Long Process to Take Rikers Out of NYC’s Control Has Begun

Faced with ongoing constitutional violations, a federal judge Thursday scheduled arguments for putting NYC jails into receivership

August 11, 2023

City and State Must Come Up With a Plan to Shelter Migrants, Judge Says

The mayor says ‘There’s no more room,’ but a court says both City and State are bound to provide shelter.

August 4, 2023