New York, an example for Chicago?

January 1993: New York deplores 189 murders in one month, an average of six per day. January 2017: New York reports 20 homicides, a drop of 9.1% compared to the first month of 2016. How to explain the constant and spectacular drop in the homicide rate in the largest American city? And why does Chicago […]

the village of Richard Hétu

The roosters crowing no longer wakes me up at dawn, but chickens still cackle in the neighborhood community gardens. For my part, I frequent them at the Plaza Cultural, where small vegetable gardens and compost bins stand next to an artificial pond and an amphitheater built with the means available, at the intersection of avenue […]

New York: gentrification of Harlem creates tensions

In 1969, Samuel Hargress purchased a jazz cabaret in Harlem, a neighborhood in the upper Manhattan borough of New York, United States, and the adjacent building for $ 35,000. Today, real estate agents offer him $ 10 million, or some 8.5 million euros, a sign of the dazzling gentrification – and contested – of the […]

New York’s 9/11 Museum is already controversial

The September 11 museum is finally opening its doors three years after the date initially planned. Delayed by intense financial negotiations, the flooding related to Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 and multiple controversies over the memory of September 11, it was inaugurated in the presence of President Barack Obama and former New York […]

United States: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Frail and arched silhouette, black gloves and frills on her judge’s robe, Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied one of those rare reassuring presences, for the left in the Trump era, sitting in a key institution of American democracy. Champion of the cause of women, minorities or the environment, the progressive judge and dean of the Supreme […]

historic agreement on Hart Island cemetery

PHOTO PROVIDED BY WIKIPEDIA Aerial view of Hart Island Cemetery FRANCE MEDIA AGENCY Posted on July 9, 2015 at 12:59 p.m. Long inaccessible, the graves of the Hart Island cemetery in New York, where nearly a million destitute, homeless or stillborn children are buried, will now be accessible to families thanks to a “historic agreement” […]

New York marks 25th anniversary of first World Trade Center bombing

PHOTO RICHARD DREW, ASSOCIATED PRESS Roses were placed on the 9/11 memorial installed at “Ground Zero” during a ceremony marking the 25e anniversary of the first World Trade Center attack on February 26. ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted on February 26, 2018 at 4:06 p.m. New York highlighted Monday the 25e anniversary of the first World Trade […]