Tag: new york
Cezary Podkul: How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt TrapOctober 2014
A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news—but for investors, not taxpayers.
Cecily McMillan: Playing With FireSeptember 2014
Nika Knight interviews the Occupy activist about her time in Rikers, the roots of her politics, and her upcoming trial.
Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical NationalismAugust 2014
A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.
Joaquin Sapien: Attorney General Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York CityMay 2014
Holder orders that federal agents must record interrogations.
Jake Bernstein: NY to Shut Troubled Rehab ClinicMay 2014
Records show state officials knew for years about problems at New York Service Network, violations of patients’ rights.
Laura Gottesdiener: When Predatory Equity Hit the Big AppleApril 2014
How private equity came to New York’s rental market—and what that tells us about the future.
Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence SurfacesApril 2014
Jonathan Fleming has served more than 24 years in prison for a 1989 murder. Law enforcement had evidence all along showing he was in Florida at the time of the shooting.
Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of FrackingJanuary 2014
What if fracking came to a town near you?
Humera Afridi: Tell Them Our StoriesNovember 2013
On storytelling and survival in post-disaster landscapes, from Tacloban City to Staten Island.
Joe Winkler: ObjectifiedOctober 2013
Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.
Jake Bernstein: N.Y. Fed Moves to Seal Documents in Ex-Bank Examiner’s SuitOctober 2013
The loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act.
White GirlsOctober 2013
I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we’re a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love.
Jay Walljasper: Bicycling Surges Across the US, Outpacing Noisy CriticsJune 2013
How the "bikelash" was overcome in New York and other cities.
Joe Sexton: Problem WitnessJune 2013
A case to make prosecutors personally accountable.
Colson Whitehead: Each Book An AntidoteApril 2013
Colson Whitehead on labels in literature, wearing genre drag, and getting lost in New York.
Stephen Engelberg: A Simple FixApril 2013
Should New York compel judges to report problem prosecutors?
Joe Sexton: Capitol OffensesApril 2013
Bribes, wires, and little surprise.
Lauren A. White: How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be BlackMarch 2013
Reading Baratunde Thurston’s satirical memoir on public transportation turns into a social experiment.
Meaghan Winter: Walking While FurtiveMarch 2013
A look inside the courtroom on the opening day of Floyd v. NYC, the class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Robert Lewis & Al Shaw: After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood ZonesMarch 2013
Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.
Pocket PoetsDecember 2012
The professor and critic turns to technology explosions past—think typewriters, gramophones, and radios—to map the modern intersections of information and art.
Throw Forever to the FleasOctober 2012
This was Clyde’s third Ramadan, but his first alone.
Linda Sarsour: Surveillance and the CityAugust 2012
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking 'why do they hate us?'
A Fire in My BellyJuly 2012
After losing his companion Peter Hujar to AIDS, artist and activist David Wojnarowicz attempts to film grief while wrestling with his own mortality.
Still, I started for the parlor. I’d polished my shoes, put gel in my hair: habits my mother had always wanted me to form and I had always resisted. Walking down the street, I felt conspicuous, as though people were sniggering at my gleaming head and feet.
Elizabeth Greenwood: Weegee’s New YorkMay 2012
'Murder is My Business,' an exhibition of Weegee's gritty photographs, opens at the International Center for Photography.
Genevieve Walker: “Keith Haring: 1978-1982”March 2012
Keith Haring—rockstar of the art world, New York City street artist, activist—is no longer a household name. Genevieve Walker reviews the exhibit designed to commemorate his legacy.
Desperate IntentionsFebruary 2012
Alone together in the metropolis