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International Community High School students rally outside City Hall

High school students and teachers are embracing civil disobedience—and learning the repercussions.

Hart Island in 1890 (Jacob Riis)

In New York and other cities, activists are pushing back against the persistence of inequality in death, as in life.

Noam Scheiber says the mayor should focus more on economic populism—but neglects to mention his big wins for New Yorkers.

Bill de Blasio was elected to unite a divided city, but some rifts are hard to mend.

The former activist and New York public advocate discusses his first year as mayor.

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

Finally, a different picture is emerging of the former New York City mayor.

For years, Muslim New Yorkers have been spied on, not heard; now they’re finding their political voice.

As young community leaders take office and a progressive power base grows, machine politics is losing its grip on the Big Apple.

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Blogs

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

For Rudy Giuliani, the greater the threat or instability, the more money he makes. 

February 25, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

Mayors Fiorello La Guardia, John Lindsay and Rudy Giuliani all survived clashes with the PBA. Bill de Blasio will too.

 

December 28, 2014