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Bahar Ostadan is a reporter on the NYC Accountability desk interested in people and places that are often misrepresented in the news. She's reported on biker gangs in Staten Island and abortion access networks in rural Kentucky.

Bahar Ostadan

The councilmember, described by peers as a woman of great faith, was found fatally shot multiple times near her home.


Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old Republican member of the Sayreville Borough Council since 2022, was found fatally shot in her car Wednesday.


The 4-month-old baby died in Mount Sinai’s neonatal intensive care unit on Jan. 11. The hospital initiated a review of his death last week, according to internal communications reviewed by Gothamist.


The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, alleges nearly 28,000 food stamp applications were overdue as of December.


MTA officials said roughly 2% of the agency's bus riders used the free internet access.


In 2004, plaques were installed to commemorate honorees of each Canyon of Heroes ticker tape parade — including two Nazis.


Migrants say they’ll have to use a remote video interpreting service instead of in-person translators.


Amid growing pushback from fellow Democrats, Gov. Kathy Hochul held an event in the Bronx on Saturday to rally support for her nominee for chief judge, Hector LaSalle.


Tenants say they are terrified of being "guinea pigs," but experts say the equipment is safer than e-bikes.


Sources described out-of-practice physician assistants triaging patients, non-union nurses working marathon shifts and ambulances stuck in traffic.


Four New Yorkers claim TLC enforcement agents posed as visitors desperate for a ride from the city's airports before slapping them with steep fines.


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