“A better approach to tackling homelessness in New York City would be to just give unhoused New Yorkers housing.”
Keith Powers, Linda Lee and Cal Hedigan |
“New York City and the rest of the nation continue to grapple with the failings of our mental health system that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Teachers’ workloads are increasing without their salaries as they take on even more responsibilities to ensure the safety and well-being of their students.”
In April 2022, THE CITY’s MISSING THEM project—along with Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits—published a story that revealed that more than 8,600 New York City children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID, a population that would entirely fill 15 average-size city schools.
Allison Roda and Dara Shifrer |
“Instead of resetting priorities and learning from experiences during the pandemic, some schools are moving backwards to the pre-pandemic status quo that prevents many students and families from having equal access to educational opportunities.”
“With the mask mandate lifted, Access-A-Ride users face the unimaginable choice between risking their lives to simply get where they need to get or going back to isolating themselves in their homes.”
Liz Donovan, Sam Rabiyah and Muriel Alarcón |
More than 8,700 children in New York City are grieving a parent or caregiver who died of COVID. Here are some of their favorite memories, and what they wish others knew.
Jeanmarie Evelly and David Brand |
More than 73,000 NYCHA households are behind on rent, what officials say will force the public housing authority to draw from operating reserves and make other cuts in the year ahead—and could potentially hamper its repair plans. Meanwhile, the state’s already-exhausted Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to aid New Yorkers in rent arrears is unlikely to reach NYCHA.
El año pasado, el índice de latinos a través de toda la ciudad y de residentes del Bronx que reportaron síntomas de COVID persistente fue desproporcionadamente alto, según nuevos datos del Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental obtenidos por THE CITY.
In Wake of Rezonings, Renewed Call for More Health Facilities on Hospital-Starved Rockaway Peninsula
Residential rezonings, including one approved this summer for Edgemere, are poised to bring thousands of new apartments to the Rockaways over the next decade, but just a single hospital has served the peninsula since 2012. A new task force is being asked to create a roadmap for expanding local healthcare services, including a facility that offers trauma care.