The only public hearing into what happened to Mr. Garner — who exclaimed “I can’t breathe” as he died from a police chokehold — takes a microscopic view of a galvanizing event, our columnist writes.
Jim DwyerThe shrinking of a landmark moment in our history: An important witness wants justice in the case of Eric Garner, who died, calling "I can't breathe." But the witness is staying home from a police disciplinary trial, saying it trivializes the killing.
Handwritten bookkeeping is still in use at the Long Island Rail Road. Now the practice is the subject of a federal inquiry.
Jim DwyerThe $400K track worker. Feds looking at staggering MTA overtime payments last year (70+ hours a week, PLUS regular shifts) -- and handwritten time sheets, the 19th century timekeeping practices still used in 21st century New York. With transit ace @emmagf
The parents of the 21-year-old student, one of two killed in the shooting last week, said their son had died as he had lived: headlong and helpfully.
Jim DwyerIn the final seconds of his life, Riley Howell, already gravely wounded, slammed into a gunman firing shots at him and his classmates, bringing a massacre to an end. A young man who lived headlong, and helpfully. With @MyahWard.
When martial law was imposed in Poland in 1981, The Times’s Warsaw bureau chief, John Darnton, filed his copy however he could — including via middlemen, in cigarette boxes and in cowboy boots.
Jim DwyerThe wiles and bravery of a reporter, John Darnton, told nearly three decades later. No doubt stories like his will be told of today’s correspondents when the dust settles from this era’s tumult.
“Some days I feel like a young man, and some days not,” Ryan Miller said. What it’s like to visit a former football player trying to recover from head trauma.
Jim DwyerYoung man gets 10 concussions playing football. Safer helmet? “You just become a better missile,” he tells @powellnyt. In college ball, “You are there to make money for the university. You are a lesser priced whore.” Don’t miss.
No single individual is to blame for the reality of New York’s subway.
Jim DwyerNYC was being prepped for surgery that it, now seems almost certain, it didn’t need: the yearlong shutdown of a subway line. Why didn’t someone say (before now) that it wasn’t needed? Because no one owns it. No way to run a booming city.
In three years since Michael R Bloomberg succeeded Rudolph Giuliani as mayor of New York, city has spent close to $2 million to settle lawsuits brought by residents and city workers who accused Giuliani administration of retaliating against them for...
Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.
Jim DwyerNew coal plants, especially in SE Asia, are being pushed by Japanese and Chinese businesses. This clear-eyed reporting by @SominiSengupta@nytclimate lays out how the global power of coal persists as it threatens global catastrophe.
Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.
Jim DwyerLast month on 60 Minutes, Trump said: Climate scientists have “a very big political agenda.” On Friday, 13 federal agencies said if we don't rein in global warming, the damage will shave10 percent off the the US economy. @kendrawrites@CoralMDavenport
Citizens and scientists on the Orkney Islands are racing to protect thousands of ancient structures threatened by climate change.
Jim DwyerIn a single mile on a Scottish island, you cover 50 centuries of human existence. Stone-age kitchens. Viking cemeteries. Standing circles, older than the pyramids. Facing climate change, people work to save the heritage. Stunning pictures by @joshhaner
Jim DwyerThe stunning, little known ancient heritage of the Orkney Islands in Scotland is threatened by climate change. @joshhaner and I report on the places and people trying to save them.
Last words of men and women trapped on high floors of World Trade Center's twin towers provide haunting chronicle of their final 102 minutes; final words began as calls for help, information, and guidance, and quickly turned into soundings of...