The testimony of three career diplomats over two days of impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee figured to be a tough match-up for President Trump in areas like poise, di…

Even before the state’s bail-reform law takes effect Jan. 1, ending bail and pre-trial detention for most non-violent felonies and for all misdemeanors including robberies, where violence or i…

The City Council, given an opportunity to expel Andy King for multiple egregious offenses, wimped out despite calls by officials including Mayor de Blasio and their own Speaker, Corey Johnson,…

An example of the happy endings that sometimes develop after acrimonious beginnings was produced by the Professional Staff Congress’s new contract for faculty at the City University of New York.

Judging by the level of hostilities between Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye and top transit-union officials, one might think a strike had begun, or was imminent.

So the City Council approved the closing of Rikers Island Oct. 17. Speaker Corey Johnson and his predecessor, Melissa Mark-Viverito—who was the original driving force behind the move—shared a …

The City Council will soon vote on a plan to shut down Rikers Island and replace it with smaller jails in every borough except Staten Island. The rationale for this, aside from being part of a…

Our heartiest congratulations to Stanley Whittingham of SUNY Binghamton and John Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, who along with Akira Yoshino of Meijo University in Japan shar…

Five years ago, Mike Carrube was elected president of the Subway Surface Supervisors Association after campaigning as a reformer. His attorney, Arthur Schwartz, for more than 20 years has trie…

It’s important to remember that the blame for the “friendly-fire” death of Police Officer Brian Mulkeen rests primarily with Antonio Lavance Williams, who apparently tried to grab for the offi…

The Central Park Jogger case, which transfixed New York 30 years ago after a young woman was savagely beaten and raped, was mishandled by the cops and prosecutors assigned to it. The discovery…

For much of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has done his best to hack away at the credibility of American institutions that proved inconvenient to him: the judiciary, Congress, law enforcement a…

It’s not clear that Mayor de Blasio finally ended his exercise in self-indulgence as a presidential candidate for any reason other than the increasing ridicule he was getting for staying in wh…

Last year, the Office of Court Administration was shamed into complying with a law signed in 2017 by Governor Cuomo and restoring leave time that Lieut. Angela Shirlaw exhausted while undergoi…

An Assistant Principal who worked at a since-closed Bronx high school where three years ago a teenage student fatally stabbed one classmate and wounded another could be fired because the schoo…

On the day nearly five years ago that Police Officers WenJian Liu and Rafael Ramos were murdered by a career criminal, Mr. Liu’s wife, Sanny, arranged to have his sperm preserved so she could …

In the first few days of September,  a Brooklyn man with more than three dozen arrests was taken into custody for driving his car into a cyclist—with a similarly long rap sheet—and killing him…

During a Sept. 4 hearing, it was revealed that the Housing Authority had 44,000 elevator outages last year and has 193 repair personnel. There are just 40 licensed mechanics, and 10 certified …

The release by Mayor de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group of a series of proposals that include getting rid of gifted-and-talented programs in city schools amounts to giving up rather t…

Anthony Bottom, one of three members of the Black Liberation Army who were convicted in the 1971 murders of Police Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, will shortly come up for parole…