Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Details Delayed For Long-Stalled NYCHA Project
After being torn down for a redevelopment that proved too pricey to complete, Prospect Plaza is being replaced by a mix of public- and affordable housing. The metrics of that mix are still being worked out.
New Brooklyn Beep Adams Offers Continuity and Change
In an interview with the Brooklyn Bureau, he talks about building on predecessor Marty Markowitz's efforts while broadening focus to the vulnerable.
Five Brooklyn Stories to Watch in 2014
Keep your eye on the DA's office, borough hall, NYCHA developments, the coastline and more.
Advocates to de Blasio: Fix Childcare System
The mayor-elect's campaign was focused on pre-K, but some want a focus on day-care for younger kids. The city's current system has empty seats but also faces overwhelming demand.
How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick
Many think the former assemblyman and powerbroker is a creep. Some hail him as a hero. In Bushwick, his legacy—and the story of his downfall—are more complicated than either label suggests.
EPA Wants Site on Brooklyn-Queens Border in Superfund
The Wolff-Alpert Chemical Company imported sand containing thorium from the Belgian Congo in the 1940s. Now the feds believe lingering radioactivity warrant making the former factory the third active New York City Superfund site.
Who Won Brooklyn's Campaign Money Race?
The votes are in. The inauguration looms. It's time to see who from Brooklyn gave, gathered and got the most in 2013 campaign contributions.
Push on to Replace Stolen Statue in Changing Bed-Stuy
In 2000, a war memorial in Saratoga Park was stolen off its pedestal. Amid a complicated mix of changes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there's an effort to restore it.
Brooklyn Tenants Get Vow of NYCHA Fixes
Over 450 tenants presented housing authority officials a long list of maintenance and repair needs, and got a promise that fixes would be made by Christmas, organizers say.
Brooklyn Hospitals Retool in Face of Cost Crisis
Quietly, three Brooklyn hospitals are revamping their operations to increase efficiency and reduce ER visits—hoping to avoid the fate that has befallen LICH and Interfaith.
Update: Election Board Defends Poll-Site Notifications
Voters complained of not being informed that their voting site had changed. But the BOE says at least a few of the confused voters were told well in advance.
- Bath Beach
- Bay Ridge
- Bedford Stuyvesant
- Bergen Beach
- Boerum Hill
- Borough Park
- Brighton Beach
- Broadway Junction
- Brooklyn Heights
- Carroll Gardens
- City Line
- Clinton Hill
- Cobble Hill
- Coney Island
- Crown Heights
- Cypress Hills
- Ditmas Park
- Dyker Heights
- East Flatbush
- East New York
- East Williamsburg
- Fort Greene
- Fort Hamilton
- Fulton Ferry
- Gerritsen Beach
And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
Access to lawyers, translation services and childcare would make Brooklyn Housing Court a fairer forum, according to a coalition of community groups.
Poverty is on the rise. What does that mean at the supermarket?
City Limits hosted Celebration! to honor its 35th Anniversary and the people who make a difference in New York City's civic and advocacy community. Hosted by CUNY-BMCC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed Wednesday, October 26, 2011 City Limits Day in honor of the non-profit investigative journalism organization.
On Monday, March 28, 2011, City Limits Magazine celebrated the launch of "Defining Brooklyn: The Borough Behind the Brand" at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Skylight Gallery.
A comprehensive study by the Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project (anchored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center) on healthcare utilization and finance in Brooklyn.
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.
EPA Proposes Plan for Cleaning Up Gowanus Canal
Queens Council on the Arts mixes up dance and food in the second Moveable Feast Artist Dinner Series which will raise money for a stop gap scholarship fund.
Queens Council on the Arts Presents Build Your Own Business - Fundraising 101
Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes for you and your family at the American Diabetes Association EXPO®. The EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Join us to get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications.
- Housing Resource Center Summer Intern THE ACTORS FUND
- Case Manager - Scattered Site (Master's Degree) Lantern Community Services
- Operations Analysts FEGS
- Program Coordinator North Star Fund
- Bilingual Social Worker- Intake and Therapy FEGS
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- Jamaican Jazz Virtuoso Monty Alexander Plays Brooklyn College
- The Women's Travel Fest
- Jose Serrano's La Dolorosa
- Unboxed Voices' 4th Annual Variety Show
- MDAD presents 2nd Annual Women Empowerment Event
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This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
Council members behind study say much more can be done; mayor's office says study doesn't include subcontracts to minority- and women-owned enterprises.
A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.
Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
New York City has weathered the recession far better than was feared during the financial crisis, but outside of Manhattan the view is often bleaker.
This article examines a proposal by a California state legislator that would require community colleges to provide students with a clear path on how to acquire their degree.
The Office of Community Health at Montefiore Medical Center has just released "Caring for Yourself While Caregiving," a new resource guide for Bronx-based family caregivers. Available in English and Spanish, the guide provides 32 pages of helpful, low-cost resources in six unique categories for people caring for an aging parent, spouse, partner, elderly relative, child with an illness or disability, or another person close to them. To order a copy, call (718) 920-6576 or email PCareSupport@montefiore.org.
Invisiblepeople.tv's Mark Horvath posts the following article on the launch of the "100,000 Homes Campaign", organized by Common Ground.
For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
New York photoblog created by Brooklyn based Crown Heights photographer William Hogg.
Peace, Community, City life
Pete Mroz is an independent artist that found funding through the creative site kickstarter.com. Truly is amazing in these tough economic times that people still rise to the challenge of helping the arts!
Beautiful Spheres of NYC
Tough workouts, good eats and crazy adventure in our beautiful city and beyond.
a tenants' eye view of life in an allegedly supportive housing S.R.O. managed by H.S.I. - it's a ghetto in the middle of Gramercy Park, and is supposed to be better than homelessness, but the level of illegal drug activity and violence inside the building is higher than on the surrounding streets or in shelters.
Accounts of carelessness and laziness of ACS and ACS contract agency employees.
a blog by, for and about Bronx entrepreneurs and businesses
"The New York times WE have" He's Australian, she's Canadian, he's gay, she's straight - they come from two very different worlds, and live very different lifestyles in the same city: New York City. You just might find humour and entertainment in their perceptions and experiences of life as foreigners living in New York. Follow them each week as they navigate their way through life here in the city. If not, well... at least their moms will be listening.