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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.”
A Former OMB Employee on the ‘Vicious Cycle’ Hobbling NYC Agencies
How a 2019 memo makes hiring new workers nearly impossible.
NYPD is Illegally Sending People to Rikers Without Ever Seeing a Judge, Lawsuit Claims
"Nothing short of an extrajudicial campaign of terror and kidnapping.”
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."
A Hallucinatory Journey to Find Out Why CityMD Wants to Keep Charging Me For COVID Tests From 2020
"It's gonna be the same flat fee of $300"
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.
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.