Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
City Schools Ask State to Waive Librarian Requirements
Citing fiscal pressure, the schools want to use in-classroom libraries and parent volunteers instead of certified librarians. Critics say kids need more than that.
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.
Amid Wave of Watering Holes, Hell's Kitchen Keeps Tabs on Bars
Community leaders know they can't stop every new bar. But they can try to impose rules—on everything from hours of operation to soundproofing—for watering holes to live by.
At Zuccotti Park, a People's Library
The library holds over 1,200 books from an array of genres, including politics, poetry, religion, gender studies, foreign language, and science fiction.
Occupy Wall Street Struggles with … Accounting?
Improving the accounting will help increase transparency and accountability for donors, an issue that several potential donors have complained about on the movement's blog.
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.
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.
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 look at how the nationwide mortgage crisis has affected the city and created a glut of real-estate owned properties.
A new media study shows that long-form blogging may have fallen out of favor by young people, who have turned to social networking and video content-based websites instead.
A voter registration profile of the 67th assembly district covering the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
On Saturday, February 23, 2013, join global leaders in non-profit, corporate, government, health, and public service for the 3rd Annual State of Young Black New York Conference.
City Limits and the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service have partnered to increase interest among New York City college students in pursuing careers in public service.
Rafal Olbinski, internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest living Surrealist painters, will be exhibiting at two new galleries in SoHo. Studio Vendome is located in architect Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House at 330 Spring Street. It is featuring 30 larger Olbinski oils on canvas. The second gallery, Studio Vendome Projects, is located at 30 Grand Street and is exhibiting 13 smaller- formated oils on canvas. The shows will run from December 11, 2013 to January 11, 2014. The show’s curator, Peter Hastings Falk, points out that Olbinski was recently elected to the “Rediscovered Masters” exhibition series by an Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics. A hardcover book, The Virtue of Ambiguity, is being published for the exhibition and will be released at the opening reception to be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 6-9 pm. Profusely illustrated, the book includes essays by the renowned art critic Robert C. Morgan and Olbinski’s biographer, Izabela Gabrielson.
PANEL DISCUSSION AND CHAIR LOOP PAD DEMONSTRATION. AT THE END OF THE EVENING, ONE AUDIENCE MEMBER WILL TAKE HOME THE CHAIR LOOP PAD.
Jann will have special gifts courtesy of Believe in the Cure, which is a cancer awareness non-profit. You will hear a few Christmas songs and a couple of new songs Jann has been working on, including “After The Last” co-written with Larry Beckett, TIM BUCKLEY’S long time lyricist. Jann's new album, MOSAIC is now on over 75 AAA radio statons, and on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. MOSAIC is a sonic, lyrical and emotional mosaic from an artist known for his multi- cultural roots, a widely-faceted career, and a “soaring voice” that “wins over the listener” according to the Washington Post. Liz Callaway is known for her beautiful soprano voice in Broadway's CATS, MS. SAIGON and the movie ANASTASIA. Liz will have copies of her upcoming Christmas EP, MERRY AND BRIGHT for sale at Jann's show.
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- A Conversation with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles
- Juilliard New Dances PLUS: Edition 2013
- 5th Annual Holiday Party
- PAINTINGS BY RAFAL OLBINSKI
- PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION SITE VISIT
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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.