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?
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.
Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say
Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue. Some say the fines are too low. Others believe the law is unfair.
A year ago, filmmaker Karla Ann Cote met John and Veronica Petersen amid the ruins of the their home on the south shore of Staten Island. A year later, she went back to see what life is like a year after Sandy.
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.
SBIDC is the recipient of a Red Hook Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) grant from the State of New York’s Department of State (DOS). The program supports a community-based planning process that seeks to reuse and redevelop properties in Red Hook’s industrial business zone (IBZ).
This course will answer questions like: Can I mix this type of acid with this type of chemical? Is it safe to store this in a hot darkroom?
Transportation Alternatives’ 24th annual NYC Century Bike Tour has 35, 55, 75 or 100- mile routes to choose from. Join us for the only all-urban Century in America! For routes, details and registration information, visit nyccentury.org. For more on Transportation Alternatives and what we do, visit transalt.org.
In this workshop, students will be using 35mm SLR cameras and medium format Holgas to make small-format glass negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes, in camera.