You Broke It, You Build It
The owner of a building that collapsed in Poughkeepsie has been sued multiple times. So why is he being approved for other development projects?
The Long-Awaited Arrival of Bail Reform
New York’s transformative pretrial and bail reforms go into effect in 2020. They should create a more fair, equal, and compassionate criminal justice system.
Future Shock and the Just Transition
Creating equity in the Hudson Valley.
A Slumlord in Newburgh
How one landlord’s poor track record reflects a systemic failure.
Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?
Opposition remains strong to the bill Cuomo signed this summer, which is set to go into effect next month.
Restorative Justice and the Ulster County DA Race
The fight for the top law enforcement position in the county pits an experienced prosecutor against a reformist victims' rights attorney.
New York Farmworkers Finally Have Labor Rights, But the Fight Isn’t Over
New legislation gives agricultural laborers the right to unionize and collect overtime pay, but neither side is thrilled with the final law.
Green Gold Rush
With a crowded field of groups each pushing their agenda, comprehensive cannabis legalization in New York falters.
The Rent Is Too Damn High
New legislation allows municipalities across the state to opt in to rent stabilization laws
Justice Delayed, Not Denied
Luis Martinez is an Undocumented Immigrant. But a Judge in the Southern District of New York Ruled that Everyone on American Soil Has a Right to Justice.
Block by block, town by town, gentrification is transforming the Hudson Valley.
Voice from behind Bars
A conversation with Luis Martinez, who is being detained for deportation despite a pending U visa.
Undocumented in the Hudson Valley: The Luis Martinez Story
He's an employer, father, husband, and community member. Why is ICE threatening to deport this man?
Hudson Valley Abortion Rights at the Crossroads
What does this historic moment for abortion rights in the US and New York State mean for residents of the Hudson Valley?
ICE in the Hudson Valley
The escalating bitterness of the national debate on immigration and recent crackdowns by ICE have caused public outcries in communities where immigrants live and work.
Police Use of Force in the Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley has not made waves in the national discourse as a place where local tensions are high over police use of force. But up and down the Valley communities have struggled with the deaths of citizens at the hands of police, and with the long public aftermath of a fatal use of force.
NY’s REDC: Can Money Fix a Broken Economy?
Since 2011, New York State has made an annual late-December tradition of announcing millions in grants to businesses, nonprofits, and local governments. On December 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the eighth round of REDC funding.
The Airbnb Invasion
We made the 2019 "trending destinations" list. What does it mean for the Catskills and Hudson Valley?