Jake Offenhartz

Reporter, Gothamist

Jake Offenhartz appears in the following:

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.


Protesters, Police Clash in Fourth Day of Protests

Monday, June 01, 2020

Police said 354 people had been arrested as of Sunday morning and "dozens" more since Sunday afternoon.


Protests Against Police Brutality Erupt in Violence and Chaos in Brooklyn - Part 2

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz was on the scene late into the night in Brooklyn as police and protesters clashed on Friday night.


What to Expect at New York and New Jersey Beaches for Memorial Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2020

It's no surprise that beach season will look totally different this year. And it's not too surprising that elected leaders couldn't agree on how different it should be.


Stories From the Summer 2019 Blackout

Monday, July 15, 2019

Midtown and the Upper West Side went dark for five hours Saturday night. Listeners share what they were doing when the lights went out. 

Weekend One: L Train Slow Down

Monday, April 29, 2019

The first weekend of the L-train slow down, and calls from riders.

Gothamist Transit News

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Gothamist news update.

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Riders Endure Day Four of Nauseating L Train Smell, and No Sign of Relief

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Even subway conductors are sick of the odor.

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The Latest Gothamist News, Mike Birbiglia, 'Flash Back Fridays: Party Like It's 1999!'

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Jake Offenhartz & Ben Yakas on the latest Gothamist news. Mike Birbiglia on “The New One.” Introducing "Flash Back Fridays: Party Like It's 1999!" 


What Went Wrong on Election Day and How to Fix It

Friday, November 09, 2018

Many New Yorkers experienced chaos at the polls. Reformers and critics are laying out a path for how to improve it going forward.

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Healthy Apps?, Anti-Semitic Graffiti in NYC, NYC Marathon

Friday, November 02, 2018

Michael Millenson on health apps. Jake Offenhartz & Fred Mogul on anti-Semitic graffiti in NYC. Jen Miller on the NYC Marathon. "Charlie for the Culture." 


Did the NYPD Ignore the Violence of a Far-Right Group?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Addressing suggestions of sympathy to Proud Boy ideology within the city's police force.

What Do the LinkNYC Kiosks Know About You?

Monday, September 17, 2018

What are the LinkNYC kiosks & what are they doing with the data they collect? 

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Does a New Netflix Series 'Get it Down' in its Portrayal of the Bronx?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The new Netflix series "The Get Down" attempts to depict life in the Bronx in the 1970s.