In October, Bill De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, will visit Buenos Aires with a political initiative that should be copied by every city participating in the Urban20 forum: to sue the oil companies for the damages caused by climate change.* Last Wednesday, the Big Apple sued Chevron Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, [Read more]
Despite protests by the Occupy movement, Hillary Clinton has emerged as the pragmatic, moderate option in New York.
If there is a city in the U.S. that symbolizes the growing gap between rich and poor, even if the statistics don’t place it last, that city is New York. Last week, the New York City Council happily [Read more]
Last November, St. Louis police Chief Sam Dotson blamed the “Ferguson effect” for the sudden rise in crime in his city, which included a 47 percent increase in homicides.
“I see it not only on the law enforcement side, but the criminal element is feeling empowered,” he added, citing the fatigue and stress [Read more]
The city that feared the blizzard was long considered ungovernable. New Yorkers, however, are satisfied with Mayor Bill de Blasio. There is only conflict with the police — to the detriment of all.
<i>Despite the city being safer than ever, the gap between police and citizens is enormous. The security forces swing between refusing to work and reform.</i>
It is hard to get to Breezy Point without a car. You have to take the A train until the end of the line, then take the bus, and walk the last few kilometers [Read more]
On the night of Jan. 26, Manhattan was cut off from the rest of the world. All bridges and tunnels were closed off at 11:00 p.m., and even a curfew was imposed. All other public transit, including buses, commuter trains and the subway — which runs 24 hours a day — had to take a day off as well.
The [police] union perpetuates one of the worst shortcomings of police culture: reacting excessively to a deformed perception of reality.
The police have gone to the extreme, blaming the mayor and accusing him of having blood on his hands.
Dissent is here to stay – so learn to deal with it.