These are tough days for data. Hard information permeates society and controls much of our lives, and because of that it is regularly stolen, twisted, abused, and delegitimized. In such a climate, the government’s numbers must be the gold standard of integrity. There will be no marches in support of that idea, no cardboard signs reading “Save Our Census” or “Count Us All.” Yet precise numbers matter because, in a democracy, the government allocates resources according to where they’re needed, rather than, say, because a high-ranking official has a nemesis in one state or a second home in another. The Census is the currency of fairness. Corrupting it is an ominous sign. … [Read more...] about New York City’s Demographer-in-Chief Is Worried About the 2020 Census
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"Some flat top buildings use tar and stones as the last layer of waterproofing," says Myers. "The smaller loose stones can also be blown off the building and into other highrises near them creating a glass-break risk or even a danger to pedestrians walking below." … [Read more...] about New York is expecting strongest wind gusts since Superstorm Sandy, posing a risk to skyscrapers
As CNN has previously reported, there has been no evidence to date of fraudulent voting in the New York primaries, much less the kind of widespread voter fraud Trump has wrongly insisted is a common feature of mail-in voting. Rather, New York's counting has been slow because the state has had administrative problems -- ranging from insufficient staffing to outdated technology -- in trying to count a much larger than usual number of absentee votes. … [Read more...] about Federal judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in uncalled New York congressional primary race
Two years later, theory is reality. Something that would have sounded like a fever dream on that bright summer morning is happening next month: Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States after running a campaign rooted in promises to crack down on immigration and deport millions of unauthorized immigrants. This raises the very real possibility of one of those “downsides” that de Blasio vaguely gestured at: If Trump chooses to pursue deportations in New York City, data from the IDNYC program will offer federal agents a very convenient list of names and addresses of unauthorized immigrants. … [Read more...] about What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?
The NYPD announced on Wednesday that this summer was the safest New York City has seen in years, according to its data. From June 1 to August 31 there were 82 murders and 345 shootings. Police officers arrested 41,000 fewer people. Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Morning Joe Tuesday, “Ironically, New York City this past summer, June to end of August … this was the safest summer we’ve had in 25 years in terms of shootings and murders.” However, thanks to an uptick in murders at the beginning of the year, the homicide rate for 2015 is still up 6 percent from last year. There has also been a 5 percent increase in incidents of rape. Major felony crime is down 4 percent overall. … [Read more...] about This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says