Jake Offenhartz

Reporter, Gothamist

Jake Offenhartz appears in the following:

NYC Anime Convention Attendee Tests Positive For Omicron Variant

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul said the diagnosis was not cause for alarm, while urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated and boosted.


The majority of New York City employees comply with the vaccine mandate

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Officials in New York City says nine out of 10 municipal workers got vaccinated in time to comply with the city's new vaccine mandate. Still about 9,000 workers were put on unpaid leave.


SBA President Ed Mullins Resigns After FBI Raids His Home, SBA Headquarters

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Ed Mullins, the firebrand president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, has resigned from the role.


Mayor de Blasio Says Rikers Is Getting Better. Detainees Say Otherwise

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

People incarcerated on Rikers Island say de Blasio was shown a sanitized view of the troubled jail during his visit this week.


Rikers in Crisis: A Rare Visit From the Mayor, What Role Judges Play

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Judges in New York City continue to set bail and send more people to jail. What role do they play in the crisis at Rikers? Plus, the Mayor's first visit to the jail complex since 2017. 

Death Of Brooklyn Teen After Illness At Sleepaway Camp Worries Orthodox Community, Puzzles Health Officials

Friday, July 23, 2021

The sudden loss has stunned members of Brooklyn’s tight-knit Hasidic community.


New Yorkers On Returning To — Or Never Leaving — The Subway

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

For the first time in over a year, many freshly-inoculated straphangers are returning to their commutes. Here's what some of them have to say about it.


Governor Cuomo Moves To Shake Up MTA Leadership

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Pat Foye departs as Chairman and CEO. Sarah Feinberg and Janno Lieber are tapped to co-lead the MTA.


Chaos, Riot Gear, and Arrests at Washington Square Park

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Jake Offenhartz joins to discuss the City's enforcement of the Washington square park curfew. 

Bike Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing As Citi Bike Sets New Ridership Records

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Gorgeous spring weather and the growing pace of reopening has been a major boon for New York City’s bike-share program.


New Mask Guidelines Explained

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Jake Offenhartz on the latest local news.


Conflict Over East River Park

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz joins to discuss his reporting on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project.

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NYPD Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Still Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Despite the mayor's repeated vows to address disparities, legalization advocates say the NYPD has continued to use drug stops as a tool for racialized enforcement.


Two Big NYPD Stories

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Two stories from WNYC and Gothamist on police oversight and accountability

De Blasio Administration Rejects Proposal To Strip NYPD Commissioner Of Final Discipline Authority

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration will not support an effort by the City Council to remove the police commissioner's final authority over disciplinary matters.


QAnon, Militias, and White Supremacy: The Ideologies Behind NY & NJ Arrestees in Capitol Riot

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

White supremacists, QAnon adherents, militiamen and more allegedly went south from New York and New Jersey to stage an insurrection.


Human Rights Watch Trains Its Gaze on the NYPD

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

We cover an accusation of police brutality during the George Floyd protests.

Friday Morning Politics: Early Voting Begins, Protests Continue

Friday, June 12, 2020

Coverage of past and future demonstrations plus early voting talk

Police Crack Down on Protests as Curfew Begins

Friday, June 05, 2020

Lately, the protests have been following the same pattern: before NYC's curfew goes into effect, demonstrations are calm. After 8 pm, police become aggressive, and protesters get hurt.


Inside New York City's Protests Over George Floyd And Police Brutality

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

On the sixth night of the protests, a tense two-hour standoff on the Manhattan Bridge ended peacefully. But in Midtown, peaceful protesters were met with police batons and pepper spray.