As temps drop, NYC’s homeless
face chilling crisis
While New Yorkers scrambled to get indoors as single-digit temperatures sweep through Manhattan, the city’s homeless are forced to endure a chilling reality.
Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice.
At 9:30 a.m., a suspicious package was found in the mailroom of CNN’s headquarters at Columbus Circle in New York City. The package contained white powder and an explosive device that law enforcement said was virtually identical to similar devices which had been addressed to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and George Soros.
Nearly 30 years ago, a teenager was sexually assaulted and had her life changed forever as she left her high school’s halls with traumatic humiliation and guilt. While this is the story that remains only an allegation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, countless women share an eerily similar tale that they are forced to relive as they watch her alleged perpetrator seek a spot on the Supreme Court.
As New York’s progressive population cheered for the results of the Sept. 13 primary election, the state’s Muslim community celebrated a different kind of victory. Robert Jackson became the first Muslim in New York’s history to win a district seat in the New York State Senate.