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Union Square Tech Hub Draws Controversy Over Rezoning

Union Square Tech Hub Draws Controversy Over Rezoning

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

Plans are being made for a tech hub between Palladium Residence Hall and University Residence Hall.

How Safe Are Sanctuary Cities?

How Safe Are Sanctuary Cities?

By Mariana Castro, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under City News, News

More than a year into Donald Trump's presidency, Washington Square News dives into how sanctuary cities such as New York have fared in their attempts to protect undocumented immigrants.

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been granted a stay of deportation, which allows him to stay in the country at least until his next check-in with ICE on March 15. He has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming ICE deports immigrants for speaking out against the agency.

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

By Jack Feeko, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under City News, News

Subway riders who jump turnstiles to avoid paying the fare will no longer be prosecuted, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced earlier this month.

New York Organization Wants to Rebrand Police as ‘Peace Officers’

New York Organization Wants to Rebrand Police as ‘Peace Officers’

By Alex Kaplan, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

An NYC organization is rebranding police as "peace officers".

Cuomo’s Proposed Driving Tax Poses Impacts to Students, Faculty

Cuomo’s Proposed Driving Tax Poses Impacts to Students, Faculty

By Alesha Bradford, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

NYU reacts to Governor Cuomo's new "driving tax."

Professors: Landlords Must Pay MTA

Professors: Landlords Must Pay MTA

By Christine Lee, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under City News, News

The New York City subway system was riddled with emergency repairs, train delays and system malfunctions this summer. To fix the subway system, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to tax the rich to pay for repairs, but Governor Andrew Cuomo prefers to make the drivers pay to drive through the city’s most congested parts.

Report Shows Diversity is Crucial

Report Shows Diversity is Crucial

By Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Director

November 13, 2017


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories

A report by the Metro Center finds that diversity in NYC public schools plays a role in the quality of education.

Community Gathers to Protest Closure of DNAinfo and Gothamist

Community Gathers to Protest Closure of DNAinfo and Gothamist

By Sarah Jackson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under City News, News, Top Story

Protesters gathered in City Hall Park on Monday Nov. 6 to oppose CEO’s decision to shut down local news outlets DNAinfo and Gothamist one week after employees unionized.

A Q&A with Mayor Potential and NYU Alum Sal Albanese

A Q&A with Mayor Potential and NYU Alum Sal Albanese

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

Q&A with NYU alum and mayoral candidate Sal Albanese.

Locals Oppose NYU’s Updated 181 Mercer Plan

Locals Oppose NYU’s Updated 181 Mercer Plan

By Lorenzo Gazzola, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under 2031 Expansion, City News, News, University News

One of the central components of NYU's 2031 Plan is the construction of a new facility at 181 Mercer Street. Several Mercer Street residents have expressed concern over the plan.

NYC Holds Interfaith Vigil for Victims of TriBeCa Attack

NYC Holds Interfaith Vigil for Victims of TriBeCa Attack

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

New Yorkers held a vigil for the victims of the Oct. 31 TriBeCa attack.

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