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  • For the past 70 days Svetlana Zakharova, the Russian woman arrested in October for allegedly extorting money from former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, has been residing in the Rikers Island jail complex.

    To…


  • Mayor Bill de Blasio ran his first campaign on ending the “Tale of Two Cities” in New York. That appealed to many low- and middle-income New Yorkers concerned about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s vision…


  • Over the past few weeks, New Yorkers have been treated to an all-too-familiar sight on the evening news – the backs of our elected leaders as they walk away from reporters without offering…


  • This has been a week of unexpected events for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and all of us who work closely with the agency. On Monday, Commissioner Gladys Carrión…


  • It is unacceptable that Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet implemented universal free school lunch in all New York City public schools. As a mayoral candidate in 2013, de Blasio openly promised to extend…


  • A half-century old statute meant to criminalize large knives has unjustly prosecuted more than 60,000 New Yorkers over the past decade for being in possession of a simple work knife, 86 percent of them…


  • This week, City & State published a major piece about efforts to close Rikers Island jail, “Held…


  • Safety net hospitals are the backbone of New York’s healthcare system. For the first time, legislation that passed both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously (A.9476A/S.69486A) would provide…


  • If New York state Senate Democrats want to start getting serious about taking back control of the chamber, it is imperative that Andrea Stewart-Cousins step down as leader of the conference…


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