Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?

This story is a collaboration between New York and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that […]

The Swarm of Bees Outside Vox Media, Explained – VICE

In Trump’s America, the press is under attack. You know what I’m talking about—in your head, do a montage of Donald Trump saying “fake news,” congressional candidates body-slamming reporters, and so on. But on Tuesday, that war intensified, when a swarm of bees lingered outside Vox Media’s New York City offices. What Are Bees? “Bees […]

Uber Needs More Than ‘Leadership Help’ for a Churlish Boss – Bloomberg View

“This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it,” wrote Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, in an email to his staff the other day. In that same email, which he sent out after Bloomberg published a video showing him berating an […]

Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable – WNYC News – WNYC

.flag Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable Listen 5 min Queue   <iframe frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” height=”130″ width=”100%” src=”https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/736719/&share=1″></iframe> .panel-body .panel .dropdown-body .dropdown .btn-group .btn-group .l-split .l-bgimg NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivering his State of the City Address, Feb. 13, 2017 (NYC Mayor’s Office / flickr) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Something in the Airbnb: hosts anxious as New York begins crackdown | Technology | The Guardian

A war of words between Airbnb and New York, its largest market, has escalated with the first fine issued by the city in what is expected to be a crackdown on “hosts”. Tatiana Cames, a host who advertised “shabby chic” apartments in Brooklyn to tourists and business travelers, was fined $5,000. Penalties will escalate if […]

Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states – The Washington Post

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Trump’s Jan. 25 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Officials said the raids targeted known criminals, but they also […]