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Corona Plaza Vendors Are Struggling Under the City’s New Restrictions

The number of vendors has been slashed, opening hours have been cut, and sales are down by more than half—but vendors are hoping the plans for the permanent market will change all of that.

March 14, 2024

‘They Either Die Outside or They Come Inside and Survive’: Ebou Sarr Won’t Stop Sheltering Migrants

An interview with the African immigrant who set up illegal shelters for dozens of recently arrived migrants.

Migrants Are Outside, Cold, and Hungry. Volunteers Are Trying to Feed Them. The Adams Administration Isn’t Helping

After promises from the City that funding for a volunteer group would help pay for warm meals, the City hasn't sent over a cent.

‘I Just Want to Live’: Mauritanian Asylum Seekers in NYC Face an Uncertain Future

"People aren't coming for jobs or the American dream—it's a life or death situation."

November 6, 2023

They Came to NYC Looking for a Better Life. NYC Is Sending Them Packing

Shuffled from shelter to shelter, some migrants are beginning to accept the City's offer of a one-way ticket out of town.

November 1, 2023

A New Yorker Whose Israeli Hometown Became the Scene of a Massacre

Dan talks about how his family survived the assault, why he left Kfar Aza for good, and the anguish he feels when he sees the tragedy being used to justify more bloodshed.

October 13, 2023

A New Yorker Whose Family Just Evacuated Gaza City

Bader talks about staying in contact with relatives abroad, the resurgence of post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment, and trying to keep up with his daily life against the backdrop of fear and horror unfolding in Palestine.

October 13, 2023

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