New York City likes to go big or go home—and that includes its stance on climate change. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday a goal to divest the city’s $189 billion pension fund out of fossil fuel corporations within five years. Instead, New York City’s going to sue them.
Rain pitter-pattered outside her window on October 28, 2012, but Maria Quiñones wasn’t fazed. She was busy cooking for her mother’s 75th birthday. Typical Puerto Rican dishes were on the menu: jamon, arroz con garbanzos, potato salad, and ribs.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria some Puerto Ricans, lacking resources and with some islands all but destroyed, have been forced to evacuate the island. One primary destination is New York state, home to the largest population of Puerto Ricans on the mainland, where over 1 million call New York home. In response,…