The posting of calorie counts at chain restaurants, which New York pioneered, is going national. But it’s unclear that knowing the numbers guides consumers to eat less or healthier.
A city program of tax and zoning incentives for new or revamped supermarkets has provided shoppers in several neighborhoods with more options, although its impact on health outcomes is unclear so far.
There are opportunities for culinary workers in the expanding eatery scene, but some wonder if restaurant wages offer the career path they should.
In hearings for those seeking asylum, claims of persecution must be evaluated by judges and ICE with little evidence to go on, and a byzantine system of laws to guide the way.
Applying an antiquated law, often with little evidence to go on, immigration judges must determine not whether or not someone is afraid to go back home, but whether their fear fits into the framework of U.S. asylum policy.
Far from the debate over immigration on the campaign trail, the reality of U.S. policy plays out in immigration courthouses, where lawyers can be hard to come by, detention without a hearing is the norm and the judge you’re assigned can be the difference between deportation or a right to stay.
Statistics show the whether or not an immigrant is detained during their case, and whether or not they have a lawyer, have enormous bearing on outcomes in immigration court. New York City is leading an effort to make the system more just.
The courtrooms where immigration justice plays out in and near New York City are where overtaxed lawyers, desperate families and shackled inmates bear the human weight of a broken system.
In Bill de Blasio’s effort to create a more equal city, the housing authority—a successful Big Government program that now faces existential threats—is the ultimate test flight. And Shola Olatoye is its pilot.
Initiatives to develop mixed-income housing on NYCHA land and move a substantial number of apartments from public housing to other programs have some advocates concerned. But they have Ritchie Torres’s support.