Derek Ross, 22, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. He also interned for Citibank last summer; the position led to a full-time job. It’s remote for now, but he plans to move with a roommate he found on Facebook. Like Ruth, he also did not realize how much he liked the city until he returned home to Wisconsin. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
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He also had a message for protesters. “If you are angry with the government, if you are angry with the elected leaders, direct that anger to all of us, because if we haven’t done enough, we are the ones who should be held responsible," he said. “But the police officer in front of you is a working man or woman just trying to do their job.” … [Read more...] about Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest
“How do these lies make it through the editorial process and end up in a major newspaper? How do opinions leak out of the ‘Editorials’ section and onto the front page?” wrote McCray. “The answer to that question is more complicated, but I think it comes down to this: Too many city newsrooms do not reflect the population of NYC or the experiences of the majority of New Yorkers…We must demand newsrooms that are as diverse as the city they serve. And we must demand stories that are works of fact, not fiction.” … [Read more...] about Mayor de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Aren’t Happy With the New York
“My business is going to get replaced. People are still going to come here when all this is over but to witness another Black man dying right here, and fighting for his life, which is what we’re, the opposite of what we want justice for,” Baires said. … [Read more...] about East Lake Street Business Owner Under Arrest After 1 Man Killed By Gunfire During George Floyd Protests
“We’re not looking to make a fight with the governor or with the mayor, but we’re just saying this needs to be fair,” she said. “Ten people can get together in a park, ten people can gather together in other situations, why can’t I allow one person in my store?” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early