City Council candidate Sal Albanese demands change for S.I. communities impacted by Ida flooding

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After Hurricane Ida left parts of Staten Island under water, City Council candidate Sal Albanese released his resiliency plan for Mid-Island on Saturday. Albanese, a Democrat running for the 50th Council District seat, said he believes that the storm revealed both unaddressed and unknown infrastructure issues in Mid-Island. Some of his highest concerns were…

A Night Spent in the City

I’ve never liked the way elected officials comment on subway crime and how it’s handled without experiencing it first-hand, so I decided last month to spend a night on patrol with a pair of plainclothes transit policemen. I discovered what I had suspected all along about New York City’s finest: they are a dedicated group…