SI Pizzeria Owner Says Feeding Migrants is What the Lord Calls Him to Do

Like many new restaurant owners, Sebastian Bongiovanni proudly displays $20 bills signed by customers wishing him good luck with his eatery, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta on Victory Boulevard. But Bongiovanni has something else on his wall — something you don’t usually see.

NYS Redistricting Puts Up New Lines

Voters who go to the polls next Election Day may find unfamiliar names in major places on the ballot — even if they’re lived in the same neighborhood for years and have been represented by the same elected officials.

Mayor Adams, City Council Sued Over New Noncitizen Voting Law

The question of whether citizenship should be a requirement to vote is headed for state court, now that a group of Republican lawmakers has sued to stop New York City from implementing a law permitting noncitizens to cast ballots in municipal elections.

Dept. of Education’s Removal of Columbus Day Sparks Outrage

In a move that caused heads to spin, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) eliminated Columbus Day from its list of official school holidays, replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, and then abruptly changed course again when faced with a backlash.