Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall
In our year-long series on the Bloomberg administration's final high-school class, we meet students at a Career and Technical high school in Staten Island.
Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo
Plans for how the city will spend federal aid are taking shape. The governor is discussing a massive buyout program in coastal areas. But some victims of the storm are still stuck without basic help.
SI Sandy Victims Pan Cuomo Speech
The governor's annual policy address included several policies to address the risk of future storms. But victims of the most recent one wanted to hear more about help coming their way.
Graying City Means More Elder Abuse
Whether it takes the form of financial scams, emotional mistreatment or physical harm, advocates for New York's aged say the extent of elder abuse in the city dwarfs the resources available to combat it.
NYC's Congressional Delegation: Got Impact?
Of the 13 people who represent parts of the city in Congress, 10 are seeking—and very likely to win—reelection. But what do they do in Washington, on legislation, for their party and for their districts?
From Capitol Hill to Murray Hill: NY's Reps at Home
Members of New York City's congressional delegation help decide national policy. But they also play a role in very local, and even personal, matters. How do they do?
Stripping Down Not For a Marathon, But For Sandy
Dozens of runners donated the clothing they would have abandoned at the starting line of the cancelled New York City Marathon to victims of the superstorm.
Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate
New York is thinking about diverting garbage from out-of-state landfills and using it to generate electricity locally. The plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
Top Staff Depart Animal Care System Amid Criticism
The executive director and director of operations of New York's Animal Care & Control resigned last week as the city's shelter system faces criticism and a key court fight.
As Biking Booms, Questions of Race, Class & Access
Some say there are too few bike lanes in low-income areas. But bike paths that do exist in those neighborhoods can stir resentment. How divided are Brooklynites when they get on two wheels?
School Food Deal Lures Firms Linked to Past Probes
A decade ago a federal investigation of school food contracts led to convictions against several firms, and prison terms for some leaders. Now, two companies with links to the episode are bidding to deliver food to New York's students.
The juxtaposition of storm and ballot could be seen across the borough, with many makeshift polling sites sharing a roof or a plot of land with a relief center.
The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Lieutenant Robert J. Ryan, Jr. of Engine 155 at 39 Van Buren Street, Staten Island.
Open call for partners for our Making Policy Public program. Community organizations and advocacy groups that need help visually explaining a policy or planning issue are encouraged to apply by Friday, July 12, 2013 no later than 11 pm.
CUP is seeking new project proposals from NYC-based advocates who are working on a social justice issue that would benefit from a visual explanation, and who are interested in working collaboratively to produce a visual tool.
Fundraiser and Registration night for the BRAKING AIDS Ride!
Get active and get social with 7-10 weeks of a fun-filled sports season this Summer
Learn to knit with Ceemu Luu of “Chopstick Knits” at the St. George Library Center. There will be a series of three workshops. The dates for these workshops are: •March 14th •March 21st •March 28th All materials with be supplied. Since this workshop is project based, registration for all three workshops is required. You may register by calling the library at (718) 442-8560. Or you may register in person at the: St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue Staten Island, NY For more information about Chopstick Knits, please visit http://chopstickknits.blogspot.com.