Mara Gay (@MaraGay)

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New York Times editorial board, covering politics and all things New York. Subway rider. Rockaway Beachgoer. Cities.

2009-05-07 13:23:05

“Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’” Appleby said.

Once more: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CANCEL CULTURE. There is free speech. You can say and do as you pls, and others can choose never to deal this you, your company or your products EVER again. The rich and powerful are just upset that the masses can now organize their dissent.

Pro-NYPD march for New York’s majority-minority police department in Rockaway

Pro-NYPD march for New York’s majority-minority police department in Rockaway

For those following along- today is the 3rd  @Eliza Shapiro A1 this week. Must be a metro record!!

Holy moly - this is  @Eliza Shapiro 2nd A1 story THIS WEEK. Not sure i have ever seen a metro story on the front TWICE like this. Incredible.

Reopening Schools Will Be a Huge Undertaking. It Must Be Done.

‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide  @Corina Knoll  @Ali Watkins  @Brian M. Rosenthal

I’m a Black woman who lives in a walk-up and rides the subway. I also work for the New York Times and graduated from Michigan. I’m not going to apologize for using that power to do journalism that holds the mayor or anybody else accountable. I’m the descendant of slaves.

"I've been out in communities," which is where every member of Room 9 lives. "I don't live in the world of elites and elite institutions, I never have."

“I never thought I’d get a phone call from my brother and he’s holding his baby and they just told him that her heart has stopped. How does your heart stop at 26?” Powerful reporting by  @claudia irizarry aponte

As some of you know, I’ve been obsessed with creating rat-proof, flower-bed-topped trash receptacles that double as a protected bike lane for some time now. Totally normal, I know. Thank you  @stuart andrew thompson and  @Farhad Manjoo this is beautiful!

This is absurd. Fix it so he can get to work

NEW from me: Afro-Latino  @Ritchie Torres wants to be in the Hispanic Caucus and the Black Caucus but he can’t be in both: “It's an antiquated notion that you can be Black or Latino, but you can't be both.” via  @Newsweek

It is devastating to see Americans in other cities dying like this after we lost thousands this way in NYC months ago and no lessons were learned. Not just devastating. Scandalous.

Transparency at last!

NEW: The CCRB is developing a searchable database that will allow the public to search NYPD officers’ disciplinary history by name, command, and/or rank of NYPD officers.

New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.  @Michael Kimmelman

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Allow me to entertain you with thread: A few days ago, there was a twitter storm about the worst places in NYC. Many people said Times Square, which I would typically agree with except for one thing: My dad. 1/11

“Gendville owns the retail empire Area Kids..toy stores, yoga studios, and the vegan eatery, Planted Cafe. The family is currently listing their Carroll Gardens brownstone, complete with a koi pond and natural swimming pool, on Airbnb for $795 per night.”

What if - and hear me out here - NYC policymakers want a smaller, less expensive and ever more diverse police force and have enacted a policy change that encourages people on the job to collectively move in those directions?

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