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Clinic Protests Continue as Abortion in NYC Plummets
Cloudy Views On Broken-Windows Policing
Report: Housing Construction Could Tamp Down City Rents
The report from Axiomatics finds that rent in the metro area grew 2.2 percent in June, higher than the 1.7 percent found in June "considerably higher than the -1.3% reported in December 2013."
But the firm believes that there were"“4,704 new units delivered in 2013; that total is anticipated to ramp up to 7,879 this year. By 2015, Axiometrics forecasts 16,469 units to come online."
Several Members of Queens Library Board Forced Out
"Throughout the history of the Queens Borough Public Library, the people of Queens have benefitted enormously from a highly committed library Board of Trustees whose leadership has helped keep libraries open and free," the QBPL said in a statement. "They have helped make Queens Library a recognized national model of excellence. The Board consists of volunteer high-profile professionals and community activists who make time out of their busy schedules. Every one of the tens of millions who has enriched his life through Queens Library owes them thanks for their service."
Some Police Agencies Revive Restraints Involving Neck
There’s no way to tell whether the posters at sites like Thee Rant are cops, retired cops, wannabes, buffs or trolls. But one post raised a question that may resonate as the uproar over Garner’s death lives on.
Mayor's Trip Raises the Question: Who Does No. 2 Work For?
NYC Pols React, Unevenly, to Mideast Violence
This is especially true when it comes to Middle Eastern affairs. Rudy Giuliani once threw PLO leader Yasser Arafat out of a concert at Lincoln Center. Mike Bloomberg had to retreat to a Sderot bomb shelter on a mayoral visit to Israel. Shortly after taking office, Bill de Blasio told a pro-Israel lobby group he saw defending the Jewish state as one of his duties as mayor.
In Quest for Art Supplies, Teachers Get Creative
There, a teacher from the Bronx picked up lids for students to draw old-fashioned portraits. Another, from Brooklyn, walked down aisles to find the perfect chains for her school’s jewelry club. Hundreds of other teachers roamed the shelves.
The warehouse of Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is a creative reuse center, where donated supplies are distributed to thousands of New York City public schools and non-profit organizations for free. This center saves teachers money out of their own pocket, while helping them tap into their creative side and invent new projects that integrate art into the everyday classroom. "What we are trying to do is really trying to bring art into subjects such as math, science and social studies and promote ourselves as the resource to do so," says Rachael Kuo, Materials for the Arts' communication coordinator.
The Bigger Picture on School Crowding
“According to DOE's own statistics, overcrowding in primary and middle school buildings
appears to be worsening, despite the fact that more than 16,359 seats were created in Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012,” concluded the audit from the office of Comptroller Scott Stringer. In its response to the findings, the DOE took issue with the approach taken by the audit, but didn't dispute the numbers themselves.
Race, Fear and the Risk of Drowning
"A city that is surrounded by a body of water shouldn’t lose human bodies to swimming incidents or water-related incidents," said Eric Adams.
To prevent further drowning occurrences, Adams plans to sit down with all stakeholders to get across the importance of water safety for all citizens and also he expressed the need to get the word out to parents on educating their children on what not to do when near water. Adams's goal is to prevent "family gatherings turning into family tragedy."