• News,  This Week's Paper,  World News

    “A New Normal”: NYC Preps for Phase One Reopening

    On May 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City will be entering Phase One of reopening on June 8 amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. New York residents who have remained quarantined since Governor Andrew Cuomo officially enacted the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order on March 22, may feel as if this order went into action ages ago. With this order came a set of rules that regulated social interaction amongst New Yorkers. Large social gatherings became prohibited and social distancing of at least six feet from others became enforced. Alongside these rules restricting individuals, Cuomo also forced the temporary closing of certain “non-essential” businesses. These businesses…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Things to do in NYC: Fall Edition

    It’s fall! As the leaves start to change color there are plenty of activities to do in New York City this fall. Kyaw Htet, a freshman planning to major in psychology said, “Usually my favorite thing to do in fall is to drink some hot coffee and enjoy the breeze.” The Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan is the perfect place for a nice cup of hot coffee. Another option for great food is Umami Burger in Greenwich Village, these burgers will be sure to satisfy your taste buds. And Murray’s Cheese shop in Greenwich Village which has a variety of cheeses to choose from. During this season, many New Yorkers…

  • Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    Things to do in NYC: Spring break destinations

    New York City has something for everyone. Even if you are blown away by the hustle and bustle of the city, there are still plenty of things for you to see and do. Adults and children alike will be enthralled by many of the landmarks that can be viewed by the public in any of the city’s museums. Additionally, fortunate foodies will be delighted to check out the many dining options that are available in Manhattan. Ellis Island Immigration Museum                                                       Many immigrants from Europe first set foot in America at Ellis Island. Today the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a perfect monument to explore. One can walk around…

  • News

    Report estimates cost of free CUNY community colleges

    The Independent Budget Office released a report estimating the cost of free community colleges at CUNY—$138 to $232 million per year. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams requested the report, and it is an idea President Barack Obama raised during the 2015 State of the Union address. “I want to spread that idea all across America, so that two years of college becomes as free and universal in America as high school is today,” Obama said. Adams felt concerned many New York City residents cannot access affordable, educational opportunities. This may cause problems for the city’s economy. “For many students, the cost of tuition prevents them from completing an associate’s degree or substantially delays their completion,”…

  • Editorials

    Policing in New York City needs to change

    Sophomore Yibin Mu uploaded a video on Oct. 25 showing an officer apparently placing him in a headlock, a disturbing image for anyone to see. Mu rode his skateboard at Columbus Circle in spite of signs barring it. An officer, once seeing Mu, immediately tackled him to the ground, according to Mu. In contrast, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department told the Gothamist that Mu refused to listen to the officer, leading to his arrest. The Knight News was interested in speaking with Mu, but many other journalists from across the world also wanted to as well. Unfortunately, it does not look likely we will reporting on this…