Mara Gay

Mara Gay


New York Times editorial board, covering politics and all things New York. Subway rider. Rockaway Beachgoer. Cities.

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NYPD officer rescues child during Times Square shooting: 'I had an instinct to pick up the baby and run with her'

All jokes aside: an entire generation of New Yorkers has been completely priced out of buying homes in their own communities. I think we help people most in need first (homeless, the working poor). But the inability of middle class to put down roots in nyc is a real problem.

Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1990s, I know families who paid $200K or less for brownstones now worth millions. It’s true that it isn’t tragic to be priced out of a particular neighborhood, but it’s still your home.

“The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today.”

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Shout out to Brian Williams, who just refused to name former POTUS, instead describing him as a “twice-impeached private citizen.”

NEW: Never-released report shows number of people killed by police activity in New York City is more than double what was reported.

That’s the darkest Barack Obama we’ve ever seen. The message was clear: vote now or let democracy die.

“They hired more Black and brown officers, began training programs based on best-practices, required any officer who uses force in any way to report it in detail, and for the supervisor to review it. The bad cops were suddenly outed.”

A New York police union came after the mayor’s daughter. Think about that.

This is both anecdotal and early, but many long covid survivors are feeling significantly better after receiving their first vaccine dose. Including me. Fascinating.

Young, healthy Americans like me are getting very, very sick from the coronavirus.

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