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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.

Locked Up

Two Brothers on Rikers. One Died Monday. Now His Family Says They’ve Been Banned from Visiting the Survivor

Gilberto Garcia's family say they were turned away from Rikers and told they can't come back for 45 days.

November 4, 2022
The Cops

NYC Public Advocate: The NYPD Broke the Law I Wrote When They Tackled and Arrested a Grandmother in a Precinct House

The NYPD is arguing that because the grandmother didn't actually record herself being tackled, she wasn't actually exercising her First Amendment rights.

November 2, 2022
The Cops

Even in Death, the NYPD Is Treating Kawaski Trawick Like ‘Just a Perp’

Three years after they killed Trawick in his own kitchen, Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis showed up late and unprepared to their own disciplinary tribunal.

October 21, 2022
Working for the City

‘I Feel Like I’m Leaving a Sinking Ship:’ A Conversation With an Outgoing NYC Social Services Worker

“Morale is so low. The mayor is constantly criticizing his own workforce, people don’t feel there’s a positive culture.”

October 18, 2022
Working for the City

A Former OMB Employee on the ‘Vicious Cycle’ Hobbling NYC Agencies

How a 2019 memo makes hiring new workers nearly impossible.

October 13, 2022
Locked Up

NYPD is Illegally Sending People to Rikers Without Ever Seeing a Judge, Lawsuit Claims

"Nothing short of an extrajudicial campaign of terror and kidnapping.”

October 4, 2022

The State of Recycling in New York City Is Extraordinarily Grim

And as for organic waste? "We divert virtually none of it, less than one percent." 

September 21, 2022
Locked Up

Mayor Eric Adams Wonders Why Politicians Like Eric Adams Wanted Smaller NYC Jails

Three years ago, Eric Adams demanded lower jail capacity. Now he wants to know where he's supposed to put all the people he's locking up.

September 7, 2022
Locked Up

DOC Hides Successful Suicide Attempt from Elected Officials

This week, as Correction Department officials led a tour of City jails and the mayor discoursed on Rikers, none of them mentioned that Michael Nieves lay dying.

September 2, 2022