Stephon Johnson

Stephon Johnson has been a staff writer for the Amsterdam News since 2009 where he covers news, politics, union issues, art & entertainment and sports. Beginning as a stringer in 2007, he's covered events as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and Occupy Wall Street rallies in lower Manhattan's Financial District. Johnson was born and raised in The Bronx and currently calls Queens home.

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State Senator Hoylman, activists protest at Bezos’ Manhattan abode to #MakeBillionairesPay

Originally designed for commercial use in the early 20th century, 212 Fifth Avenue was converted into 48 residences in 2016 by Madison Equities.

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Police shooting produces ‘reprehensible’ rhetoric from the SBA

Several police officers were shot in the Bronx over the weekend in what’s being called an ambush specifically targeting law enforcement. Elected officials sent prayers to the officers’ families and condemned the shootings.

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De Blasio and City Council begin universal after-school push

Kids need a place to be productive once school hours are over. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council hope to remedy that situation.

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De Blasio’s plan marches on with closing of Brooklyn jail

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island by 2026 marched on this past weekend with the closing of a Brooklyn facility.

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McNally Jackson workers vote to join RWDSU

Workers at McNally Jackson Bookstores want the ability to collectively bargain for a contract. Their recent actions could lead to that goal.

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De Blasio reaches tentative agreements with one CWA chapter, ratifies deals with others

City Hall and Communications Workers of America Local 1180 have come to a tentative agreement.

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Joshua gets his revenge in Ruiz rematch

For Anthony Joshua, his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. couldn’t come fast enough

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Attorneys general letter urges labor department to withdraw earning-decreasing bill

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division wants to change how employers calculate overtime, but attorneys general are pushing back against possible consequences.

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De Blasio legislation expands prevailing wage

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that will expand guaranteed prevailing wages to building service workers.

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New report takes anti-gang initiative 'Operation Crew Cut' to task

During New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term the New York Police Department launched an initiative to take on gangs in the city.

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