The pandemic has shuttered government offices across the country, slowing down Freedom of Information requests. In New York, several agencies are reporting delays due to the crisis, worsening what advocates and journalists say was an already burdensome process.
As Max & Murphy discuss in their latest issue brief, health has rarely been a big topic on the campaign trail but often had a defining effect upon mayors.
The next mayor will have to deal with the educational damage wrought by COVID-19 and the profound problems of quality and equity that challenged the city’s schools even before the pandemic.
Five hoping to replace Andrew Cohen in representing the northwest Bronx staked out different positions on housing, policing, the budget and more.
The economy would have been a major topic in this campaign year even if COVID-19 never happened. Now, amid massive unemployment, a fiscal emergency, and potential long-term changes in commuting and retail, it’s pivotal.
Watch the Center for Community Media forum with four 2021 contenders.
It’s not clear yet if the December holidays will draw same test-line crowds that Thanksgiving did: An average of 48,380 New Yorkers got molecular coronavirus tests on Dec. 14, the most recent date for which city data is available, well below the high of 58,243 people who were tested on Nov. 24.