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The State of New York

9 Incarcerated New Yorkers Got to Watch the Eclipse; For Others, It Was a ‘Cruel Joke’

"Almost everybody put the glasses on and went to the window to see if they could see it. They all wanted to see it."

April 9, 2024

Blog of Totality: Hell Gate’s 2024 Solar Eclipse Live Coverage

Hell Gate reporters have fanned out across the Empire State to bring you the wall-to-wall eclipse coverage you didn’t know you need.

April 8, 2024

6 Incarcerated New Yorkers Successfully Sue to View the Eclipse—But What About Everyone Else?

“Everything seems to come from a punitive disposition when it comes to things like seeing the eclipse. It’s like, ‘Oh, would this be something that they’ll enjoy? Let’s find a way to stop that, to take it away.’”

April 4, 2024

Incarcerated New Yorkers Want to See the Eclipse. The State Has Responded With a Lockdown

"I don't believe that just because I am incarcerated that I should be denied this opportunity."

Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul Suddenly Remember That We Collect Taxes to Pay for Services

Be grateful, peons, that your leaders have backed off the imaginary budget crisis they were engineering like a month ago.

January 16, 2024

Hochul’s 2024 State of the State: Heavy on Taylor Swift, Light on Tenant Protections

But $275 million for developing an artificial intelligence research hub here in the Empire State!

January 9, 2024

Why the Last-Ditch Effort to Pass Good Cause Failed

Lawmakers and advocates point fingers, as New York's dysfunctional government failed to act once again.

June 13, 2023

When Queens Lawmakers Are Also Casino Cheerleaders

Three politicians who appeared in a Resorts World promo will have input in the bidding process.