Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold
Six months after a landmark settlement was signed committing the housing authority to a comprehensive attack on potentially deadly fungus, advocates are optimistic but say they've seen little action.
Beyond Scandal, NYCHA Residents Seek More Power
Amid the controversy over the management of New York's public housing, NYCHA officials are contemplating historic changes to how the agency operates. Tenants are looking for more ways to weigh in on those ideas.
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.
City Investigating Home for LGBT Youth
Current and former residents of a group home for LGBT youth say physical abuse, sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement were common.
For Some, Occupy Movement is a Test of Faith
Many in the Occupy Wall Street movement frame their advocacy in religious terms. For one Brooklyn clergyman, that means tension with some churches, and challenges for his own congregation.
Who's Afraid of NYU? School's Neighbors Air Gripes
In its push to expand, the school faces residual distrust from earlier development projects. We visited two recent university construction sites to see what it's like to be NYU's next-door neighbor.
East Harlem: Of 500 Budget Ideas, a Few Survive
Delegates in Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito's district had to get savvy about how to get the maximum out of their million. So they expanded the scope of potential projects and limited the number they'd consider.
Amid Court Fight, Formerly Homeless In Limbo
The end of the Advantage subsidy program leaves advocates battling to salvage a policy they criticized, the city bracing for more demand for scarce shelter beds and low-income families wondering what comes next.
Sales of HIV Meds Catch Lawmakers' Eyes
Prosecutors and legislators report an increase in illegal sales of HIV medication by people looking to feed their families or support drug habits. Will tougher criminal penalties slow the market?
Mixed Evidence of Methadone Crackdown
An advocacy group's survey says police harassment of methadone patients is common. Statistics suggest methadone-related arrests are rare.
Washington Heights Sees White-Collar Boom
Lured by low rents, corporations are seeking space in Northern Manhattan. The trend has complex implications for existing small businesses and nearby residents who are unemployed.
As the mayor unveils a scaled-back Select Bus System for 34th Street, a look at how bus experiments on 1st and 2nd Avenues have worked out. Plus, new city employment data and a look at City Councilmembers' human rights records.
Seven candidates representing four parties discussed wages, sick leave, stop-and-frisk and other issues—to cheers and jeers from the crowd, and occasional jabs from one another.
The city's public housing agency wants rules relaxed to allow creative budgeting. But advocates for residents want stronger assurances that financial flexibility won't come at the cost of tenant rights.
Schools the Bloomberg administration has targeted for closure have student populations demographically different from the average facility. And many had absorbed an increasing number of struggling students.
Critics of Occupy Wall Street fault its lack of racial diversity on one hand, and the diversity of its political messages on the other. A march planned for Monday will challenge the first critique. A visit to Zuccotti questions the second.
A voter registration profile of the 67th assembly district covering the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A block by block assessment of the percentage of people living below the federal poverty line in New York City's Manhattan borough.
67 percent of U.S. households were in counties hit by extreme weather events that cost over $1 billion in 2011-2012
United Way of New York City invites you to participate in BoardServeNYC, a nonprofit board recruitment, training, and placement initiative in partnership with NYC Service. BoardServeNYC links nonprofit organizations in NYC with prospective board candidates who are passionate about volunteering and are ready, willing and able to volunteer on a board of directors.
NPCC, The New York Times Company Community Affairs Department and Philanthropy New York are delighted to announce the fifth annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards
The Workforce Development Division (WFDD) of the National Urban League is seeking an experienced curriculum developer with the ability to deliver a high- impact career readiness and anti-violence curriculum targeted to the needs of court-involved youth.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. The event will take place on Monday, September 15 at 7pm at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC). This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits and original songs, from top artists on Yellow Sound Label. Founded by Dan Watt, the Art Attack Foundation’s mission is to inspire community leaders, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. AAF is dedicated to providing opportunities, funding, and encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential. Chita Rivera, who is also the Chairperson of the Art Attack Foundation, will be performing. Ms. Rivera states, “Now, more than ever, young people with talent need our help with training, support, encouragement and above all opportunity. That is exactly what Art Attack provides, and why they need our help, in order to accomplish all that they achieve. That very next scholarship that is given could be the one for a future star in the arts. I am proud and delighted to be a part of this fine organization.” Participating in this song-filled evening are: TONY winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), BD Wong (M. Butterfly), Telly Leung, (Godspell), Andrew Lippa (Wild Party), Christopher Jackson (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Anika Larsen (Beautiful), Jim Caruso (Cast Party), songwriters Marcy Hsisler and Zina Goldrich (Dear Edwina), and many more. Helping kick off the evening will be Rosie O’Donnell, co-founder of the Maravel Arts Center, which has received scholarship support from the Art Attack Foundation. This evening will have musical direction by Emmy Award-winner Michael Croiter. . Watt says, “We nurture and support talent through scholarships, education, training, stage performances, and other cultural activities. This is our 10th year celebration and we are so excited that the artists of Yellow Sound Label have joined with us for our scholarship fundraiser. Also, Donald Webber Jr. (Motown), one of our first scholarship recipients, will be performing, showing how hard work, dedication and support from those around you can help you accomplish your dreams.” The Art Attack Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and your tickets and any donations are tax-deductible Visit www.artattackfoundation.org to learn more.
A late night Broadway talk show hosted by YouTube fangirls Patty & Emily.
On September 16th, KTCHN Restaurant will host the opening reception for artist Elizabeth Gregory- Gruen's series, CUT WORK, represented by the Ivy Brown Gallery.
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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.
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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.