“The ACP is not just a program; it’s an acknowledgement that the internet is a public utility and will increasingly become as fundamental as electricity.”
“The district attorney decides who to charge with crimes, what crimes to charge, what length of sentence to seek, and what, if any, alternatives to incarceration they will offer. Despite their influence and the ever-expanding role ‘public safety’ occupies in the public discourse, these incumbents rarely face a serious challenger on Election Day.”
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 444,000 people across the five boroughs had cast ballots in the general election. City Limits spoke to residents at the polls, many of whom said they were more motivated by civic duty than by competitive races.
In Tuesday’s general election, there are 35 City Council races with more than one candidate on the ballot, as well as contests for Queens District Attorney, Civil Court, Surrogate and Supreme Court judges, and two proposals that would amend the state constitution in relation to debt limits.
“At a time when Americans’ faith in our government is at an all time low, outsourcing the functions of our democracy to a machine with a history of issues and little ability for verification is a risk that New York cannot afford.”
“It’s easy to pretend to be colorblind when your head is buried in the sand. It’s easy to say you know what the community wants when your ‘community’ is meticulously curated.”
“Instead of turning a blind eye to the suffering of basement and cellar apartment dwellers, disproportionately low-income and from immigrant communities, we must find the political courage to face this challenge by legalizing and making them safe.”
The city’s education department insists the funding system is flexible, but the comptroller and education advocates worry some schools won’t get what they need if ‘massive numbers’ of new students enroll later in the year.
The legislation introduced in the City Council last week is geared at keeping tenants in flood-prone basement apartments out of harm’s way.
Se limita la estadía para familias inmigrantes en albergues, pero algunas ya están demasiado familiarizadas
Emma Whitford and Daniel Parra |
En los últimos meses, cientos de familias de inmigrantes recién llegados con niños han estado sujetas a límites de estadía de 28 días en hoteles, ya que la ciudad insiste en que se ha quedado sin espacio para alojarlos. El programa es independiente del anunciado por el alcalde Eric Adams el 16 de octubre, ya que su administración planea nuevos plazos para esta población, señalada desde hace tiempo como una prioridad.
“We are now witnessing a new generation of Latino political representatives, many of whom have arrived in the halls of government with great potential and ambition. A few of them have even been mentioned as potential opponents to the current mayor in the 2025 municipal elections.”