Stunning spike in COVID rattles New York

Just a couple of weeks ago, New York City seemed like a relative bright spot in the U.S. coronavirus struggle. Now it's a hot spot, confronting a dizzying spike in cases, scramble for testing, quandary over a major event and exhausting sense of déjà vu.

Amid rising crime, mayor and police commissioner tout overall progress

In the waning weeks of their respective tenures, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea held their final monthly briefing on crime statistics. Although crime was up last month compared to a year ago, de Blasio and Shea pointed to progress made in recent years.

New York City may allow noncitizens to vote

Under a bill nearing approval, some 800,000 noncitizens would be allowed to cast ballots in elections to pick the mayor, City Council members and other municipal officeholders.