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New York City
New York City news and analysis from The Nation
May 17, 2017
A New Film About Rikers Lets Inmates Describe the Jail’s Brutality in Their Own Words
Rikers: An American Jail
is coming out just as debate over how to close the notorious facility is reaching a fever pitch.
May 17, 2017
How Closing a Jail Could Make New York City Stronger
The plans for shuttering the infamous Rikers Island complex could be a boon for communities across the city.
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.
April 24, 2017
New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
With “3-K for All in NYC,” Bill de Blasio is ramping up the fight against educational inequality.
April 18, 2017
These New Yorkers Are Covering Advertisements with Art
For the collective Art in Ad Places, advertising poisons the potential splendor of public space.
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April 3, 2017
Police Arrested This Cop Watch Activist—But Then Recorded Themselves by Accident
The activist, Jose LaSalle, used a set of apps to record the police, and has shared those recordings with
March 16, 2017
When Downtown Was Up
A new exhibition on New York’s artist-run galleries reminds us of a vibrant but now distant past.
March 8, 2017
Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump
Teachers are working to protect undocumented immigrant students, trans students, and any student whose chance at an equitable education is at risk.
February 22, 2017
This Building Was Once a Notorious Women’s Prison. Now It’s Becoming a Center for Feminist Organizing.
Formerly incarcerated women are helping plan the transformation of Bayview Correctional Facility into a Women’s Building.
February 16, 2017
New York Courts Are Failing Non-English Speakers
Nearly three-fourths of surveyed legal-aid attorneys reported some of their cases had been adjourned due to lack of language services.