Taking Aim at Gun Violence: We Need Action from All 3 Levels of Government

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 […]

Former Brooklyn councilman, TLC commish vies for S.I. State Senate seat

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.

How New York can help tighten the vise on Putin

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.

David Yassky gets key endorsement in state Senate seat race

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 […]