Delve into discussions about crime, quality of life, policing, and the steps we should take toward a safer New York.
The state legislature has reformed New York’s bail laws, mandating immediate pretrial release for a wide range of criminal suspects. Read More.
The city council passed a first-in-the-nation law last week, prohibiting most employers from testing prospective new hires for marijuana. Read More.
A mentally disturbed man on the Upper West Side has been relieving himself in public for years, and residents have had enough. Read More.
Enthusiasm for legalizing marijuana is growing across New York State, though it’s uncertain whether such a measure will be passed as part of this year’s budget. Read More.
A gang fight turned into a cold-blooded murder on the Number 7 train last weekend, police say. Read More.
The prevalence of distressed, mentally ill people on city streets has emerged as a significant challenge for the de Blasio administration. Read More.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill has announced an initiative to take on violent crime in precincts where it is most concentrated. Read More.
About 90% of New Yorkers arrested for smoking marijuana are black or Latino—a statistic of great concern to advocates and many elected officials. Read More.
A large, green enclave in the South Bronx, St. Mary’s Park had been a respite for residents of a gritty neighborhood—until addicts took it over, littering it with used syringes. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.