CONSTRUCTION DEATHS

Despite safety push, many worksite deaths go uncounted

Mayor Bill de Blasio brushes off incomplete count of construction deaths

Queens construction tragedy is second for contractor

Mayor chided for citing building boom and human error in construction deaths

New York City moves to count all construction deaths 

Majority of construction workers who died in 2015 were from Central and South America

 

RIKERS ISLAND

Teen’s Death in Solitary Cell Shows Health Failures at Rikers Island

Rikers Inmates’ Deaths Blamed on Health Care Provider Were Kept Secret

City Renewed Contracts With Rikers Health Provider Despite 4 Inmate Deaths

Health Care Complaints at City Jails Nearly Doubled Since 2012

Jail Doctors Made Man Impotent by Failing to Treat 6-Day Erection

City Will Not Renew Corizon Contracts For Rikers Health Care: Sources

Mayor Bill de Blasio quadruples down on outsourcing Rikers reform

Rikers Island Reimagined

John and Ken

 

HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING

Ron Moelis, affordable housing king 

Domestic violence emerges as economic scourge and primary driver of homelessness

Oops! Mayor, City Council budgeted for homeless population to drop

Cluster housing for homeless that are heavily scrutinized get $200 million

Only 3,000 of De Blasio’s 20,000 Affordable Housing Units Are Permanent

80 Percent of LINC Homeless Rent Vouchers Aren’t Being Used

Billionaire’s Row Supertower Deal Only Subsidized About 23 Affordable Units

Domestic Violence Victims Wait Up to a Decade for Emergency Housing

 

IMMIGRATION

ICE arrests New York farmworkers, alarming industry and advocates 

Trump administration’s promises don’t ‘jibe’ with arrests, mayor says

Council defies de Blasio on immigrant representation

Cuomo’s plan to defend immigrants won’t get a public dime

Cuomo’s immigration fund will defend those the mayor’s doesn’t

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Battle Over Heroin Overdose Antidote Hits Maine | VICE News

NYPD Officers Beat Autistic Teen in Front of His Home, Lawsuit Says …

The State Where Giving Birth Can Be Criminal | The Nation

Rikers-Hardened Youth Gangs to Blame for Brooklyn Shootings 

 

MORE NY POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

The dirty secret in your basement

New subway cars will bear Cuomo’s color stamp

Why conservatives Cruz and Kasich are spending their limited time in this liberal town

Real estate execs gave to de Blasio while seeking key decisions from the city

State lobbying rule would require conversations with the press to be reported to the government

How Airbnb made an enemy of the Real Estate Board of New York …

Council adds new wing to nonexistent labor office 

Bernie Sanders screws up Bill de Blasio’s political calculus 

NYC to Trump: You didn’t build that golf course

 

SCOOPS ABOUT TOWN

Scientology-Backed Anti-Drug Program At Work in City Public Schools

Chelsea’s Syphilis Infection Rate Is 6 Times Citywide Average, City …

Brooklyn Bridge Park Bigwigs Were Quick to Buy Condos in Disputed Pierhouse

Live in a $5.9M Apartment for Free by Getting a Job as a Building …

Strand Books Used Sprinklers to Douse Homeless, Employees Say – Greenwich Village – 

Au Bon Pain Blocks Gay and Abortion Sites on Wi-Fi Network – Midtown – DNAinfo.com New York

Bellevue Doctor Raising Money to Help Paralyzed Polish Patient …