Speaker Mark-Viverito and Mayor de Blasio announce the plan to close Rikers.

Rikers Closure Plan Passes: How We Got Here

A look at City Limits’ coverage is far from a comprehensive rendering of the Rikers saga. But it does provide a sense of how long this argument has been going on, of the twists and turns it has taken, and of the many passionate viewpoints New Yorkers have about it.