These are not just New York problems. Justifiably suspicious immigrants are spread out across the country, in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Excluding them from the count has an impact on us all. Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution mandates a complete enumeration of the people in order to determine how many congressional representatives each state gets. The immediate goal of an iffy Census is political, as my colleague Margaret Hartmann made clear: Undercounting immigrants and urban populations will give Republicans an edge in apportioning representatives and drawing electoral districts. … [Read more...] about New York City’s Demographer-in-Chief Is Worried About the 2020 Census
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It's been years since the city has seen winds this strong. The last time winds were recorded at 69 mph for the area was in 2012, during superstorm Sandy. High winds during the storm caused the collapse of a crane on the top of a skyscraper in Manhattan. … [Read more...] about New York is expecting strongest wind gusts since Superstorm Sandy, posing a risk to skyscrapers
"It's been a total disaster. They have -- they're six weeks into it now, they have no clue what's going on. And I mean I think I can say right here and now, I think you have to rerun that race because it's a mess. Nobody knows what's happening with the ballots and the lost ballots and the fraudulent ballots, I guess," Trump said. … [Read more...] about Federal judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in uncalled New York congressional primary race
Two years later, theory is reality. Something that would have sounded like a fever dream on that bright summer morning is happening next month: Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States after running a campaign rooted in promises to crack down on immigration and deport millions of unauthorized immigrants. This raises the very real possibility of one of those “downsides” that de Blasio vaguely gestured at: If Trump chooses to pursue deportations in New York City, data from the IDNYC program will offer federal agents a very convenient list of names and addresses of unauthorized immigrants. … [Read more...] about What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?
The NYPD announced on Wednesday that this summer was the safest New York City has seen in years, according to its data. From June 1 to August 31 there were 82 murders and 345 shootings. Police officers arrested 41,000 fewer people. Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Morning Joe Tuesday, “Ironically, New York City this past summer, June to end of August … this was the safest summer we’ve had in 25 years in terms of shootings and murders.” However, thanks to an uptick in murders at the beginning of the year, the homicide rate for 2015 is still up 6 percent from last year. There has also been a 5 percent increase in incidents of rape. Major felony crime is down 4 percent overall. … [Read more...] about This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says