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Mistrust plays a major role for those who are unvaccinated

By Andrea Pineda-Salgado There is a dominant opinion in New York City that if you are not yet vaccinated, you are an anti-vaxxer. Vaccines have been available since December 2020, and for roughly two months the city has been enforcing a vaccine mandate covering those entering certain locations like restaurants and gyms. NYC Department of…

A renaissance of immigrant worker organization and power

Welcome to the latest edition of this NYC election-focused newsletter. I’m journalist Felipe De La Hoz, and today we’re delving into what is becoming a notable and encouraging political phenomenon: a renaissance of immigrant worker…

The 7 truths about vaccines right now

There’s demand for vaccines again. That’s the good news. The surge is thanks to boosters, mandates and, literally, the fear of death (and Delta). The bad news: We still haven’t addressed conditions that made it…

NYC serves up bill of rights for delivery workers

When New York City shut down in March 2020 because of the pandemic, essential workers kept the city running. Workers like Gustavo Ajche delivered essentials to people who were quarantined at home. Workers like him…

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It ain’t over, NYC’s mayoral election takeaways, how you voted

  Hello, voters!   Before we get to the juicy mayoral content, allow us to shamelessly self promote, it is our birthday after all. We’re officially one year old! And oh, what a year it’s been. Read our publisher, S. Mitra Kalita’s thoughts on that here. We have big ideas for the future (think visiting artist…

Who New Yorkers are voting for and why

  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…

India travel ban, what your mayoral ballot looks like, Manhattan DA race

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…

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