By Mark Witkowski, 20 September 2017
Three people died when a privately-operated charter bus struck a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Queens on Monday morning.
By Jason Melanovski, 20 September 2017
A new report documents the crisis of rural school districts.
By Philip Guelpa, 16 September 2017
The ostentatious opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement is being used to obscure decades of neglect.
By Fred Mazelis, 25 August 2017
The number of homeless students has jumped by 50 percent during the past six years, alongside new Wall Street highs and amid the “economic recovery.”
By Philip Guelpa, 21 August 2017
The Democratic mayor is making token moves in response to a mounting housing crisis and growth of homelessness.
By Isaac Finn, 31 July 2017
Glenn Scarpelli and Patricia Colant jumped to their deaths from a building in mid-town Manhattan on Friday. In their suicide notes, the couple explain they “cannot live with” their “financial reality.”
By Isaac Finn, 29 July 2017
The crackdown on immigrants paves the way for a police-state regime and attacks on workers more broadly.
By Fred Mazelis, 26 July 2017
Mayor Blasio and Governor Cuomo, both Democrats and equally beholden to Wall Street, have no solution to the transport crisis in the US financial and cultural capital.
By Alan Whyte, 21 July 2017
A series of incidents in the last number of days and weeks have revealed a deepening crisis in transit in the New York and New Jersey area.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 July 2017
Under recent rulings by the US Supreme Court, the ability of politicians to engage in legally protected corruption has been greatly expanded.
By Isaac Finn, 13 July 2017
Following a walkout on July 11 of roughly 700 workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, SEIU 32BJ ended a threatened three-day strike against PrimeFlight Inc., after the company agreed to negotiate.
By our reporters, 12 July 2017
The WSWS spoke to train commuters in New York City about the dangers and frustrating conditions that have overwhelmed the mass transit system in recent months.
By Philip Guelpa, 11 July 2017
Deteriorating economic conditions combined with inadequate social services lead to sharp rise in New York’s homeless population.
By Alan Whyte, 11 July 2017
Two months of emergency repair work began Monday on the busiest train station in the US, escalating the crisis of transportation in the New York City area.
By Alan Whyte and Sandy English, 3 July 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers says New York City’s transit system needs at least $68 billion over the next 20 years.
By our reporters, 3 July 2017
Subway workers and passengers spoke about the dangers due to decay of the transit system.
By Isaac Finn, 1 July 2017
Dr. Henry Bello opened fire Friday on his former coworkers at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital after being fired from his job two years ago.
By Fred Mazelis, 1 July 2017
The newspaper announced plans to lay off dozens of copy editors, along with “voluntary” buyouts that could also lead to layoffs of reporters.
By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2017
On June 27, an A train in upper Manhattan derailed, injuring 34 riders, including 17 who were taken to the hospital.
By Philip Guelpa, 27 June 2017
Both the absolute rate of poverty and the degree to which the poor are segregated into effective ghettos have increased since the 2008 crash.
By Katy Kinner, 21 June 2017
The real estate mogul, who has forcibly evicted hundreds of people, was sentenced to a year in jail for crimes against the banks, not tenants.
By Alan Whyte and A. Woodson, 20 June 2017
In a city that is home for 82 billionaires, the subways are still using a signal system with technology that dates back to 1904, posing significant dangers.
By Isaac Finn, 19 June 2017
New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio declined last week to fund a $50 million pilot program to provide half-priced fares for poor New Yorkers, as part of the fiscal 2018 budget.
By Katy Kinner, 5 June 2017
Plans for luxury housing to be built on NYCHA property in Manhattan will leave hundreds of prospective low-income tenants in “affordable” units without sunlight.
By Philip Guelpa, 2 June 2017
Cuts to social programs will severely affect the living conditions of workers who already suffer from poverty and a lack of affordable housing.
By Alan Whyte, 2 June 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned Amtrak’s emergency repair work at Pennsylvania Station will “create a summer of hell” in the city.
Vote Isaac Oseas for NYU Student Senate
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 12 May 2017
The IYSSE at NYU is running a candidate for NYU Student Senate to build a socialist, anti-war movement on campus and defend academic freedom.
By Fred Mazelis, 19 April 2017
The Excelsior Scholarship will reach only a small number of students, and will not cover most of the expenses associated with attending college.
By Sandy English, 29 March 2017
The university is led by a series of Trump administration officials, a multitude of Wall Street bankers and a host of other financial speculators.
By Alan Whyte, 28 March 2017
For the sixth time since 2007, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority increased fares and tolls by about 4 percent on buses, subways, commuter railroads, bridges and tunnels.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 March 2017
The murder of Timothy Caughman by James Jackson, who confessed to plotting to kill as many black men as possible, is another in a series of racist crimes committed in recent months.
New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 27 March 2017
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU calls on all students to oppose the perfunctory rejection of the IYSSE’s appeal for club status for the second semester.
By our reporters, 25 March 2017
Over the course of a three-hour traffic stop, some 100 people gathered, despite sub-freezing temperatures, to oppose the anti-democratic proceedings.
“We refuse to be thrown away like the bakery’s garbage”
By Philip Guelpa, 24 March 2017
An estimated 30 Hispanic workers at the Tom Cat Bakery have received letters giving them two weeks to prove their legal status or face termination and possible deportation.
By Philip Guelpa, 21 March 2017
Bill de Blasio’s latest housing proposal would merely shift homeless people from one form of temporary and thoroughly inadequate shelter to another.
By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017
On Wednesday, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality appealed a recent decision by the New York University Student Activities Board’s denying the group club status.
By Jason Melanovski, 15 March 2017
All of the deaths came after the windstorm itself had passed and were the result of a social and economic system ill-prepared to deal with such crises.
By Alan Whyte, 10 March 2017
NYU has been intransigent in its opposition to adjuncts’ demands despite the fact the university has an endowment of about $3.5 billion.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017
New York University’s Student Activities Board has rejected the IYSSE’s application for club status for the second semester, even though students completed all necessary requirements.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017
NYU rejected the group’s application, even though the IYSSE met or exceeded all requirements for new clubs, including hundreds of students signing petitions in support of the group.
By Fred Mazelis, 4 March 2017
The president of CCNY was forced to resign last October after she was targeted in a corruption probe which continues to expand.
By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017
An IYSSE representative recently sat down with NYU professor Bertell Ollman to discuss the issues around the club application process at NYU.
By our reporters, 2 March 2017
Several professors have written to the NYU Student Activities Board demanding an end to efforts by the university to prevent the IYSSE from organizing a club on campus.
By Steve Light, 22 February 2017
A string of shootings by police of people with fake guns has occurred in recent years, including the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
By Alan Whyte, 20 February 2017
Less than one-third of those eligible to vote actually ratified the 28-month-long contract, which does nothing to improve wages, health and pension benefits and work conditions.
By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017
In replying to the IYSSE’s call that it end its silence on political censorship at NYU, the ISO said it supports the democratic right of students to form an IYSSE club while denouncing the IYSSE’s “aggressive sectarianism.”
By Alan Whyte, 13 February 2017
With ratification ballots due back February 15, workers have expressed substantial opposition to the tentative deal pushed by the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
“The working class should defend immigrant rights”
By a WSWS reporting team, 13 February 2017
A WSWS reporting team interviewed transit workers and found a lot of hostility to the contract.
Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 10 February 2017
On February 7, the IYSSE wrote the ISO to demand that it reverse its anti-democratic position supporting NYU’s decision to bar the IYSSE from campus.
By Steve Light, 7 February 2017
The effects of record homelessness on children in New York City are compounded by inadequate resources for public schools.
By our reporters, 3 February 2017
Chapters of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality led campus rallies to defend immigrant and refugee rights against the policies of the Trump administration.
By Steve Filips, 1 February 2017
Workplace fatalities will be certain to increase under the administration of Trump, which has pledged to gut what little remains of federal workplace safety regulations.
“This situation is bad for democracy”
By our reporters, 1 February 2017
The IYSSE gathered dozens of student signatures in support of its application for club status and is holding a rally and meeting on Thursday, February 2.
By Alan Whyte, 27 January 2017
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation voted Wednesday to increase its fare and tolls about 4 percent.
By Christopher Tiberio, 20 January 2017
With an explosion of the city’s homeless population, the NYPD has taken control of security in the shelters as a way to monitor and terrorize their temporary residents.
“We should take a stand and reject this contract”
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 January 2017
New York transit workers will be voting on a tentative agreement that will continue the erosion of their living standards and working conditions.
By Alan Whyte, 18 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced an agreement Monday that will do nothing to stop the erosion of living standards for 38,000 bus and subway workers in New York.
By our reporting team, 18 January 2017
Transit workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site after the Transport Workers Union announced a deal for a new four-year agreement covering 38,000 bus and subway workers employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).
New York University: College, Inc.
By Isaac Finn, 17 January 2017
New York University announced last month that it will spend more than $1 billion on the construction of a single building, partially financed through contributions from ultra-wealthy individuals.
By Philip Guelpa, 16 January 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs New York City’s buses and subways, is tens of billions of dollars in debt.
By Mark Witkowski, 13 January 2017
New York City’s Second Avenue subway, which opened at the start of the year amid media fanfare, is geared mostly to the interests of the wealthy and the city’s real estate industry.
An attempt to appease anger over student loan debt
By Josh Varlin, 11 January 2017
Whether or not Cuomo’s proposal is enacted this year, it is clearly aimed at appeasing the anger among workers and young people at growing inequality and attacks on living standards.
By Alan Whyte, 9 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials have praised state Democrats who have overseen the attack on workers’ wages and pensions.
By Steve Light, 29 December 2016
Officials claimed the levels of lead in drinking water in the city's public schools were safe, but the testing was exposed as deceptive.
By Daniel de Vries, 28 December 2016
The administration at New York University is complicit in Abu Dhabi’s spying on and blacklisting of faculty and staff at the satellite campus.
By IYSSE reporting team, 20 December 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality held a successful meeting to mobilize students against New York University’s policy of blocking the formation of new student clubs on campus.
By Alan Whyte, 12 December 2016
In a public hearing held Thursday night in Manhattan, one of eight, workers and students expressed their anger and hostility to the New York transit agency’s proposed fare hikes.
By Steve Light, 10 December 2016
Lack of affordable housing and overcrowding of the homeless shelter system results in tragedies, the most recent being the death of two young sisters by radiator steam burns.
By a WSWS reporting team, 7 December 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is winning widespread support from faculty and students after launching a campaign against efforts to block the formation of new clubs.
By Eric London, 3 December 2016
The decision by the Student Activities Board to reject the IYSSE’s application for group status sheds light on the ties between NYU, the US military and Wall Street.
By Margot Miller and Dennis Moore, 30 November 2016
Labour councils have been in the forefront of demonizing the homeless.
An open letter to the New York University Student Activities Board
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 November 2016
Earlier this month, the Student Activities Board of NYU, in an act of political censorship, blocked the IYSSE from establishing a club on campus.
By Alan Whyte, 11 November 2016
Nearly 240 New York City transit workers have been killed on the job since 1946, most of them hit by trains.
By Fred Mazelis, 21 October 2016
The murder of Deborah Danner brought back memories of the 1984 death of Eleanor Bumpurs, another emotionally disturbed elderly woman, at the hands of the police.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 October 2016
Chronically poor maintenance by the private landlord, facilitated by the city, creates dangerous and deadly conditions for working class tenants.
By Sandy English, 5 October 2016
A new surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News shows paramedics covering and then uncovering the corpse of Ramarley Graham, who was killed by police in 2012.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 September 2016
Charges in a wide-ranging investigation into bribery and extortion by New York Democrats came amid sensational testimony in the trial of close aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2016
As with virtually every other terrorist act on American soil since 9/11, the latest bombings were carried out by someone known to US intelligence agencies.
By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2016
The FBI opened an investigation into Ahmad Khan Rahami in 2014, and he was also under review by a unit of the Department of Homeland Security.
By Patrick Martin, 20 September 2016
The latest New York City bombing is yet another example of the pathological social environment created by a quarter-century of war.
By Philip Guelpa, 19 September 2016
Following the explosion of one bomb and the discovery of a second in an upscale Manhattan neighborhood, police and military presence is heightened throughout the city.
By Sandy English, 14 September 2016
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant over the weekend.
Notes on the housing crisis
By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2016
Extreme economic inequality in New York City is creating conditions that are unlivable for much of the city’s population.
By Daniel de Vries and Allen Whyte, 9 September 2016
LIU’s action marks the first time a university has used a lockout to impose concessions on faculty.
By Isaac Finn, 2 September 2016
According to an oversight organization for the NYPD, police frequently violated court-imposed guidelines as part of the department’s spying on Muslims between 2010 and 2015.
By Fred Mazelis, 1 September 2016
A major cause of the deepening homeless crisis is the lack of decent-paying jobs, combined with the even more dramatic decline of affordable housing.
By Clare Hurley, 29 August 2016
While much of the artwork is as yet unsatisfying, it is welcome that many of these visual artists are registering awareness of the social and political crisis.
By Steve Light, 24 August 2016
Democrats and Republicans are aiding the privatization of public education by seeking to exemptions for charter schools from state regulations.
By Philip Guelpa, 23 August 2016
The rising price of homes coupled with stagnant or declining wages in the wealthiest city in the country means that only those with the highest incomes can afford to own their homes.
By Philip Guelpa and Fred Mazelis, 8 August 2016
The abrupt resignation of the NYPD commissioner comes amid a counteroffensive in response to protests against police brutality and police killings over the past several years.
By Nick Barrickman, 28 July 2016
Prosecutors dropped all charges against the remaining three officers still to be tried for the April 12, 2015 arrest and subsequent death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.
By Philip Guelpa, 28 July 2016
A two-year-long study of New York City residents reveals substantial, widespread poverty and other economic disadvantages.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016
Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016
On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city.
By Steve Filips, 13 July 2016
The housing situation for the working class in Syracuse belies the claims of economic recovery by the Obama administration.
By Sandy English, 11 July 2016
A store surveillance video has surfaced that shows the killing of Delrawn Small by off-duty New York Police Department officer Wayne Isaacs at a traffic altercation.
By Philip Guelpa, 11 July 2016
The de Blasio administration is moving forward with its NextGen program, which will lease open space within public housing complexes to private developers.
By Isaac Finn and Fred Mazelis, 23 June 2016
The report from New York University’s Furman Center is at best a pale reflection of the reality of the housing crisis facing the working class.
By Fred Mazelis, 13 June 2016
Norman Seabrook, notorious for defending the brutality of correction officers, is accused of taking a kickback for investing union pension monies into a high-risk hedge fund.
By Sandy English, 10 June 2016
A jury convicted guards at the Rikers Island jail complex this week on several counts in the vicious 2012 attack on inmate Jahmal Lightfoot.