Queens County Criminal Courthouse // Eagle Photo by Andy Katz

Police Reform Group Charges That Queens Weed Busts Discriminate

There’s a new marijuana policy coming to town and the latest arrest data from the New York Police Department reveal the vast racial disparities that prompted the change.

In the first six months of 2018, 93 percent of people arrested for marijuana possession in New York City were black or Hispanic. The data was compiled from NYPD arrest records and distributed by in a new report released by the Police Reform Organizing Project.

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The Rezoning Commitment Tracker plots the projects planned for Downtown Far Rockaway // Credit: NYC.gov

With Rezoning Tracker Tool, Communities Keep Tabs on City’s Growth

By Jonathan Sperling Massive upzonings underway in Downtown Far Rockaway and several other low-income neighborhoods have fueled concerns about gentrification and

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