New Yorkers need to hold the city’s top elected official accountable for the schools – New York Daily News

New Yorkers need to hold the city’s top elected official accountable for the schools – New York Daily News

The most important action the Legislature must take in the waning days of its session is to pass a three- or four-year extension of mayoral control of the New York City school system, which expires on June 30. After the terrible educational losses that many students have suffered during two years of the pandemic, failure … Read more

NYC will spend $9 million on ‘violence interrupters’ to curb violence in city schools – New York Daily News

NYC will spend  million on ‘violence interrupters’ to curb violence in city schools – New York Daily News

A technique that Mayor Adams has championed as part of his efforts to curb gun violence on New York City streets may also play a role in his approach to addressing conflict in schools, budget documents show. Adams has cited “violence interrupters” — trusted community members who fan out into neighborhoods to identify and quash … Read more

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Whether bracing for a severe storm or coping with the shock of a terrorist attack, New Yorkers rely on immediate aid from the city’s well-known first responders — and the NYC Emergency Management agency. Part of the city’s team of dedicated first responders, NYC Emergency Management staffers and volunteers not only work at disaster scenes, … Read more

As NYC rebuilds its waterfronts, access for Bronx residents remains inequitable: report – Bronx Times

As NYC rebuilds its waterfronts, access for Bronx residents remains inequitable: report – Bronx Times

New York City’s waterfronts are a prime hot spot for the borough’s summer enthusiasts. But for Bronx residents, access to the city’s waterfronts and shorelines is a hassle, with certain landlocked communities more than an hour removed from waterway access. While more than 90% of Manhattan residents within a half-mile of the waterfront have formal … Read more

Times Square Rampage Victims Recount 2017 Attack – NBC New York

Times Square Rampage Victims Recount 2017 Attack – NBC New York

For some survivors, the sounds are apart of what still haunts them. People screaming. Car tires screeching. An engine revving. It was “like somebody just floored it. … It was so loud,” Jyll Elsman told a jury on a recent day in a Manhattan courtroom. “That is the last thing that I remember before everything … Read more

Frank Gilbert, Preservationist in New York and Beyond, Dies at 91

Frank Gilbert, Preservationist in New York and Beyond, Dies at 91

Frank Gilbert, a preservationist who helped save Grand Central Terminal from being ravaged by a 55-story skyscraper and in the mid-1960s incubated New York City’s pioneering landmarks law, which undergirded preservation movements across the country, died on May 14 in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 91. The cause was pneumonia and complications of Parkinson’s disease, … Read more

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday. A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state’s Constitution and set political district boundaries in New York over the … Read more

US Sees Risk of COVID Supply Rationing Without More Funds – NBC New York

US Sees Risk of COVID Supply Rationing Without More Funds – NBC New York

The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19. In public comments and private meetings on Capitol Hill, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House coronavirus coordinator, has painted a dark picture in which the US could … Read more

Rare Northern Michigan Tornado Kills 1, Injures More Than 40 – NBC New York

Rare Northern Michigan Tornado Kills 1, Injures More Than 40 – NBC New York

A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines. The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about 4,200 people roughly 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, … Read more