“It’s a life or death situation out here”: a brutal winter for unsheltered New Yorkers
“We sleep together like chickens”: Street homeless New Yorkers describe the struggle to endure the pandemic-era winter.
Ari Dubow · February 8, 2021
With the subway shutdown, John Muschaweck finds himself grasping for alternatives for places to spend the winter nights. | Ari Dubow
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Police will receive photos of defendants with curfews and report alleged violations to District Attorney Melinda Katz.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — an area his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
So-called “de-escalation units” were supposed to help people cool off after violent encounters. But months after their implementation, Rikers staff still use the old brutal methods.
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“It’s done. It’s not happening,” an Assembly source told New York Focus. Lawmakers are poised to reject measures to boost housing supply and protect renters.
Democratic Assembly leaders refused to entertain the governor’s primary tactic to achieve housing growth and affordability.
New York law requires utilities to build out gas infrastructure at customers’ expense. The Senate wants to close the spigot.