The Borough Presidents of The Bronx’s Past

As Vanessa Gibson prepares to take office as the borough’s leader next month, three Bronx “beeps”—Robert Abrams, Adolfo Carrión Jr. and current Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.— sat down to discuss the role of the office, their most memorable moments and advice for their successor.

Access to Public Information in the Age of COVID-19

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.