Delve into discussions about crime, quality of life, policing, and the steps we should take toward a safer New York.
New Yorkers were stunned to see footage of vagrants and thugs taking on an NYPD officer in a Chinatown subway station last week. Read More.
Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have embraced legalization of marijuana, and the question will likely be addressed legislatively in 2019. Read More.
With the city’s gradual decriminalization of fare evasion, more people are either jumping turnstiles or walking through emergency-exit doors. Read More.
As part of the state’s Raise the Age law, New York City has moved all minors off Rikers Island and into a new juvenile facility. Read More.
A charity connected to the Kennedy family has announced that it will cover the bail costs of women and juveniles in city jails, regardless of the severity of the charges against them. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has committed himself to criminal-justice reform, including reducing arrests for “minor” crimes and closing the jails on Rikers Island, but the real world often intrudes on his vision. Read More.
For de Blasio's Rikers closure plan to come to fruition, the number of inmates must be substantially reduced, and de Blasio has yet to demonstrate convincingly that this is workable. Read More.
De Blasio said he wants to attend to things over which he has control; apparently, the welfare of children in New York City isn’t glamorous enough to demand his scrutiny. Read More.
The city has worked around the mandate banning punitive segregation for inmates under 22 by transferring those unmanageable younger inmates upstate, Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.