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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.

NYC Department of Investigation Confirms What Everyone Already Knew: Cops Aren’t Doing Anything About Parking Permit Abuse

When City investigators reported parking permit violations, police enforced the rules zero percent of the time.

April 3, 2024

The NYPD Is Posting by the Seat of Its Pants

As the department gets increasingly pugnacious on social media, its policies governing official posts remain inexplicably secret.

April 2, 2024

Eric Adams: Defund the Police Oversight

The Civilian Complaint Review Board's budget has been so decimated that it has already stopped investigating whole categories of police misconduct.

March 21, 2024

Adams Administration Backpedals on Huge Cuts to Pre-K and 3-K Programs

"We're gonna resolve that issue," Schools Chancellor David Banks told the City Council.

March 18, 2024

Pro-Palestine Activists Block NY Times Delivery Trucks: ‘We’re Trying to Take the Times Out of Circulation for a Day’

By 12:30 a.m., big semi trucks began to back up in the facility’s driveway, unable to get in.

March 14, 2024

​​The NYPD Sent a Warrantless Subpoena for a Copwatcher’s Social Media Account, but Won’t Defend It in Court

What does the NYPD want with the social media data from a police accountability account?

March 11, 2024

NYPD Chief Is Running an Online Swag Shop to ‘Fund Office Supplies Such as Water, Coffee, Snacks’

NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell calls his shop a 501(c)3 organization. It's registered as a non-charitable corporation.

March 5, 2024

‘People’s Lives Are At Stake’: City Council Asks NYPD What It’s Doing to Prevent Wrongful Convictions

Top cops testified before Harlem Councilmember Yusef Salaam, who spent seven years in prison on a wrongful conviction.

February 26, 2024

Can Top NYPD Officials Pick a Fight with Someone on Social Media and Then Delete the Posts?

What happens when public officials memory-hole their tweets?

February 23, 2024