This past April, Arias had just left her apartment and was walking down Northern Boulevard in Queens when the sirens of a passing fire truck drowned out her phone call with a friend. When she finally heard what her friend was trying to tell her, what she dreaded the most had come true.
Welcome to the latest edition of this NYC election-focused newsletter. I’m independent journalist Felipe De La Hoz, and this week we’re going to look forward a little bit, to some interesting and big-ticket city legislative debates that have yet to be resolved and may end up getting punted to our next City Council when it takes office next year.
Some of our neighbors living with autoimmune conditions have recently asked us whether it’s safe for them to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Once, I was trying to explain what it was like to be a reporter on and after Sept. 11, 2001 and I told my friend: “We thought there’d never be another story we cover. It felt like this day would basically be the rest of my career.”
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Hello, voters! Welcome to the 11th edition of this NYC election-focused newsletter, and rejoice at the good news: the primary election is officially underway, and you can look here to find your early voting poll site before election day on June 22. I’m independent journalist Felipe De La Hoz, and today we’re continuing the proud journalistic […]
Hello, voters! It’s finally time: early voting begins this weekend, and the primary itself is in just under two weeks (June 22, can’t say that enough, mark your calendars)! Welcome to the 10th NYC election-focused newsletter. I’m independent journalist Felipe De La Hoz, and we’re doing something a bit different in this edition — we’re […]
Hello, voters! It’s June, and the primary is around the corner. Welcome to the ninth NYC election-focused newsletter! I’m independent journalist Felipe De La Hoz, and this edition is full of issues, sure, but also escape. Keep reading for author Radha Vatsal’s recommendations on what to read and watch right now, inspired by this political […]
While NYC’s dining scene is once again alive (albeit employees and indoor diners will soon be required to have at least one vaccine dose) […]
Vaccine apartheid is indeed upon us.
Consider a March 22 email to Epicenter from a 69-year-old man in Germany who was ready to fly to New York City: “As you probably know, the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine here in Germany has been incredibly slow and we have not yet received an appointment for our first doses.”
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