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2023 elections: Key takeaways

In an off year with low voter turnout there weren’t many surprises. Democrats fared well and voters signaled their ongoing support for abortion protections, while a Republican shook things up in the Bronx.

What you need to know about NYC Care 

So… it’s like insurance?  Not really. It’s a healthcare access program designed for New Yorkers who don’t qualify or cannot afford insurance. That being said, those who are eligible receive a membership card, designated doctor, preventative care, affordable medication and more.  How much does NYC Care cost?  There are no membership fees, monthly fees or…

Ground Games Exhibition

Epicenter NYC is pleased to present our 2023 group exhibition, Ground Games, at The Local NYC, from November 1 – 30. Nine artists from the Epicenter NYC archives will provide a glimpse into the broad spectrum of the NYC area art scene.  The title alludes to the surfaces on which we as artists put our…

Contentious Department of Correction Commissioner gets promoted

Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina, the former Las Vegas public safety chief who for nearly the last two years has been given the unenviable task of righting the tilting ship of the Rikers Island jail complex (and who failed so absolutely that Judge Laura Taylor Swain has allowed the plaintiffs to motion for the…

Your high school admissions questions answered

Let’s start with the basics. How does high school admissions work in New York City? When applying for public schools in NYC, you have a few options. You can take the Specialized High Schools admission test to apply to one of the city’s Specialized High Schools, and/or you can choose up to 12 schools to…

The latest on New York City’s “right to shelter”

After back-and-forth legal volleys from the Adams administration and the Legal Aid Society, a state court judge in the long-running case of Callahan v. Carey — the so-called right-to-shelter case, which resulted in a 1983 settlement establishing NYC’s rather unique responsibility to provide shelter for all single adults who need it — ordered the parties…

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