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Scott Heins is a freelance photo and video journalist based in New York City, and a frequent contributor to Gothamist + WNYC. His work often centers around labor rights, housing, and policing. In 2018-2019 he traveled to four states while covering a wave of public school teachers strikes, with work featured in The New York Times, The Intercept, Getty Images, Splinter, and Bloomberg Photos. Scott is a dues-paying member of the National Writers Union's Freelance Solidarity Project.

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Temperatures danced around the 90-degree mark all weekend as the city pushed its way through a brutal heat wave.

The summer kickoff event was a swimming success in Coney Island as the 40th Mermaid Parade made its way down Surf Avenue.

Gothamist reporters fanned out across all five boroughs to hear what city residents had to say about Adams and his job performance ahead of his 100th day as mayor.

Protesters chanted “This is what community looks like!” and “We stand with Kenosha.”

Caro's archives are now at the city's oldest museum, where you'll be able to look through his reporting materials, notes, and more.

Ahead of opening, construction crews coordinated with the MTA to install underground pipes between passing subway trips.

And yes, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Chuck Schumer were in attendance and back at it.

Marches, rallies, and vigils around the city paid tribute to Floyd and demanded an end to systemic racism in American law enforcement, including the NYPD.

In May 2020, Gothamist asked me to photograph Manhattan streets in the midst of the COVID lockdown. These are those photos.

"It doesn’t look like the government is planning to do any enforcement, so they’re not too worried," said one parent.

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