Like all New Yorkers, I was shocked and horrified by the recent subway shooting. Gun violence in New York City has skyrocketed over the past two years. Reported crime citywide has increased by 41% since the beginning of the year over the same period last year. Shootings increased by 31.6% in January alone. Attacks on […]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A former New York City Councilman from Brooklyn is hoping to replace outgoing State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn). David Yassky said his experience as a legislator and a former head of the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) gave him the right experience to take on the job.
Financial sanctions against Vladimir Putin and his oligarch cronies are among the few tools available to the United States in countering the Russian president’s assault on Ukraine. New York State must apply its considerable regulatory muscle toward making these sanctions ironclad.
Like so many other New Yorkers, my family came to the United States from Eastern Europe, fleeing war and persecution in search of freedom and opportunity.
Democratic state Senate candidate David Yassky this week received the endorsement of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats as he runs for a district that covers parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The endorsement from the organization is its first in the campaign to succeed outgoing state Sen. Diane Savino. And it’s potentially a key one for […]