22 June 2009
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers in New York City on drastic cuts in health care and social services.
By Sandy English, 26 May 2009
New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has appointed a fellow Wall Street veteran, former Lehman Brothers top executive John B. Rhea, to head the New York City Housing Authority.
MTA “bailout” plan:
By Sandy English, 12 May 2009
New York’s legislature approved $2.25 billion for the MTA transit system, staving off—if only temporarily—deep service cuts, mass layoffs and steep fare hikes, while still placing the burden for the system’s crisis on the backs of working people.
By a reporting team, 13 February 2009
Plans by New York‘s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to impose massive fare hikes and service cuts on subway, commuter rails and bus service next month have provoked outrage among the 7 million people who depend upon the system for transportation.
Following company announcement of 7,000 layoffs
By C. W. Rogers, 5 February 2009
On Monday Macy’s, one of the largest department store chains in the US, announced plans to lay off 7,000 workers, some 4 percent of its total staff. A WSWS reporter spoke to workers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City.
By Sandy English, 4 September 2008
Taxi drivers in the US have been among those hit hardest by the steep rise of gasoline prices over the last year. Along with other workers and small business owners in the transportation industry around the world, taxi drivers are now facing a precipitous fall in their standard of living.
By Sandy English and C.W. Rogers, 12 March 2007
In the aftermath of the horrific house fire that claimed the lives of nine children and one mother in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, there was popular anger, mixed with shock and grief in the streets of New York, over both the fire and the reaction of the city’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg to this tragedy.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 December 2005
This article is available as a PDF leaflet to download and distribute
By Jerry Isaacs, 24 December 2005
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a New York City transit worker after the leadership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 called off the strike by 34,000 workers Thursday without attaining a contract.
By Alan Whyte, 5 November 2003
The captain of the Staten Island ferry that crashed into a wooden and concrete pier on the afternoon of October 15, resulting in the deaths of 10 passengers and dozens of injuries, has been vilified by New York City authorities and the media for not testifying to city and federal investigators.
By Jeremy Johnson, 23 October 2001
There has been relatively little attention paid to the crisis facing immigrant workers in New York City, especially those who are undocumented, in the wake of the events of September 11.
City Hall versus the Brooklyn Museum:
By the Editorial Board, 1 October 1999
The campaign being waged by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani against the Brooklyn Museum is a crude act of state censorship. Neither Giuliani nor any other politician can be allowed to dictate which pieces of art go on display in a public museum—in the present case, a cultural institution that employs 500 people and draws half a million visitors a year.