Friday, May 24, 2013
Public Finally to Have Access to Hyper-Local Crime Stats
Newly signed legislation will correct a blind-spot in the NYPD's crime-report transparency, one we reported on last year.
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Responding to the shelter surge, the city has placed homeless families in clusters of apartments in private buildings. The pricey program might undermine rent stabilization.
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
The grocery deliverer says it will create thousands of jobs in the South Bronx, but that expansion disappears when the firm analyzes its environmental impact.
Mott Haven Up For Grabs in Mayor's Race
If patrons of Camaguey restaurant are any indication, voters in Mott Haven are undecided about the mayor's race, but do know what they want in the next mayor: the good of Bloomberg without the bad.
Campaigns Skip Mott Haven, Drug Centers and Shelters Don't
Mayoral frontrunners skipped a recent forum in the South Bronx neighborhood, where many residents are upset about the number of drug and mental health facilities in the area.
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
The dispute between a South Bronx landlord and a radical arts collective has become a rallying cry for supporters of the group, which combines youth development with political activism.
Violence Dominates Campaign Talk in Mott Haven
Guns trump other concerns among diners at the Camaguey restaurant. Some see more cops—and others more programs—as the answer.
Bloomberg's Babies Eye College Apps
Meet some of the students at the Taft complex in the Bronx. They're proud of the challenges they've surmounted. In fact, some would have liked a few more.
Mott Haven Looks to Activists, Not Pols, For Progress
We open an election-year series with a trip to a restaurant in the South Bronx, where gun violence and wage inequality are what people are talking about—and where there's little confidence that politicians are listening.
Buildings Get High Marks—From Feds, Not Tenants
Federal officials are supposed to screen the apartments that receive Section 8 rent assistance. But their inspection results are often at odd with what residents find.
Warm-Water Fish Invade New York City's Waters
Fishers in Long Island Sound are seeing species that normally swim far to the south. Dramatically warmer waters are challenging both the fishing industry and the regulatory system that governs it.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.
The third party's candidates don't expect to win. But they were happy to “have our voice heard.”
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
The shoreline neighborhood is pocket of conservatism in the heavily Democratic Bronx. A majority of the voters here voted for McCain in the 2008 election.
The Center for an Urban Future's latest report, State of the Chains, 2012, finds that the number of chain stores in New York City increased for the fifth straight year, underscored by especially strong growth among retailers in the Bronx.
The Jiggets program was set up to help low-income tenants avoid eviction by subsidizing rent for people on the verge of being thrown out. But as this report by an inspector general indicates, some landlords used the program to enrich themselves.
A complex set of corporate relationships (such as the one outlined in these documents, produced under subpoena for New York City;s housing department and obtained by FOIL request) linked Frank Palazzolo, a wealthy real estate operator, and several troubled properties.
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.
This four-hour program is for shooting and troubleshooting the wet plate collodion process in a community setting alongside other students. This shooting night is for experienced wet plate practitioners who have taken a wet plate workshop and would like more practice. The maximum number of students at Wet Plate Shooting Night is six, and students should come prepared to work using the buddy system (taking turns shooting roughly every 20 minutes, and assisting the other student shooter in your pair during their shooting time). The purpose of this program is to practice the skills you have learned from previous wet plate instruction, bounce ideas off of other wet plate shooters, and expand your wet plate and alternative process community. Students can expect to leave with 4 varnished plates.* We provide the cameras, chemicals, tin & glass, and studio, you provide the inspiration. Students should not bring personal equipment- we will provide everything you need to shoot. Still life and portrait setups are possible. There will be no instruction, but a wet plate practitioner is available for questioning and assistance. There will be three cameras, which will be shared, and each participant is allowed to invite only one model for portrait sitting. Note: maximum plate size is 4 x 5. *Wet Plate Shooting Night is specifically designed for students to practice skills and develop an alternative process community. If you are looking for an opportunity to create a larger body of work, or work independently, please email us at email@example.com to inquire about Wet Plate Studio Hours. Wet Plate Studio Hours are for proficient shooters only. A darkroom monitor will be present, but there will be no instruction. Private Tutorials may be arranged if you would like instruction tailored to your learning goals.
When your child reaches his or her 18th birthday, he or she is considered to be capable of making legal, financial and other decisions by New York State. In this FREE workshop, a Guardianship Lawyer will address guardianship and special needs planning issues concerning how to meet the health, legal and financial needs of individuals with disabilities. You will also learn how to preserve government benefits eligibility for your child.
Get active and get social with 7-10 weeks of a fun-filled sports season this Summer