Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
Bushwick Rallies for Better Parks
Advocates are pressing City Councilmembers and the mayor for repairs to two green spaces. Parks funding is set to increase, but not enough to meet community needs, they say.
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.
Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification
In the struggle to hold on to their places in neighborhoods where rents are rising rapidly, a group in Crown Heights is hoping there's strength in numbers.
In Sunset Park, Demise of Affordable Units Feared
Hundreds of apartments covered by Section 8—key anchors in a neighborhood where affordability is threatened by gentrification—are slated to leave the program.
Churches Become Housing in Bushwick
One former Lutheran church being converted to housing will include affordable units. It's unclear whether another former house of worship will offer non-market apartments as well.
Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists
The local community board wants a higher fence at the Brownsville Rec Center to prevent softballs from striking cars on Linden Boulevard. But the center has a long list of other needs.
State Grant Helps 2 Sunset Park After-School Sites
The community school model—in which schools are used as a hub to address a range of community needs—is already in use in the neighborhood.
Report Sees Long-List of Post-Sandy Needs
A report from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund makes neighborhood-specific and borough-wide recommendations—both for action needed now, and for planning that's necessary before the next storm.
Brooklyn Members Get Key Council Posts
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave members from the borough control of 15 of the Council's 37 committees, including the powerful Land Use panel.
Sunset Park Cops Aim To Protect Lunar New Year Revelers
It's the time of year to exchange red envelopes containing cash—a signal to thieves and a focus of two Brooklyn precincts.
Frustration at Lack of Sites to Ease School Crowding in Sunset Park
Some parents are willing to look at locations on the west side of hazardous Third Avenue, while others want the city to consider using eminent domain.
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Better communication and more resilient power systems are necessary, says a new report.
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.
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.
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).
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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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"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.