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In the past few weeks, we’ve learned that Andrew Giuliani is thinking about running for mayor, and that then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 nearly named his daughter Ivanka as his running mate. more
As I tuned in to watch the first presidential debate, I found myself wearier than I was when the Democratic nomination race began. more
Public schools are now reopening for fall classes under a cloud of confusion and concern over safety and equity. This chaos is in contrast to the recently depicted scenes from the Riverdale Country School campus, in which tents, chairs and tables were in place for classes in early August, and students were oriented early to adjust. more
We know who killed George Floyd, but do we really know what killed him? From the battered streets of our cities come a confused series of answers to an admittedly complicated question. There is unrest in America as we write this. There is division. There is racial tension. And they are slowly unraveling what it means to be American. more
In a time of national reckoning over who should be toppled from their pedestal, it is also a time to consider honorable public figures who may have been wronged by a racially biased judicial system. A leading African American official of New York City, Larry Seabrook, was a state senator, a state Assemblyman, and lastly a city councilman. more
Some of the days since New York City schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic have felt like weeks, while others have passed with the blink of an eye. But as parents, one thing has remained constant: Our devotion to the health and well-being of our children. more
Recently enacted emergency legislation protecting New Yorkers from eviction and supported by our local legislators makes a good start on a newly visible housing catastrophe. Too many of our Bronx neighbors face deeply entrenched housing inequity: Scarcity of affordable housing makes rents unaffordable, and forces overcrowding into substandard buildings. more
Francisco Montes went to work every day when most of us in New York City stayed safely at home in an effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Francisco was one of hundreds of essential workers who continued to toil for long hours during the worst of the pandemic. They risked their health and that of their families, serving community members as they stockpiled toilet paper and basic food staples to hunker down. more
From the moment it rolled out, it was clear the Paycheck Protection Program was not working for everyone. As time went on, it became clear exactly who it wasn’t working for. more
Believing conspiracy theories must be comforting. Conspiracy theorists construct a venomous fantasy of an overwhelming threat, and they’re believed because they give the believer certainty about who the enemy is. more
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