Monday, May 13, 2013
When Campaign Aides Are Lobbyists, Questions Mount
Some of the top firms advising candidates for state and local office also lobby those offices for clients like corporations and unions. Some believe the potential conflict demands reform.
Willets Point Developers Pitched a Casino
The current development plan doesn't include a gaming facility. But the casino proposal sheds new light on the bid by Related Companies and Sterling Equities.
Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle
By some estimates, two thirds of businesses on the peninsula are still closed after Hurricane Sandy. Some of those that are operating are suffering because their customer base has been displaced.
Reeling Before the Storm, Rockaways Complex Eyes Rescue
Ocean Village lost power after Sandy. But danger and deprivation were nothing new to its 1,000-plus residents, who hope a new owner and $110 million in public financing change the tide.
Ordeal Faced Rockaways Voters
Citizens in Sandy-struck areas of Queens battled through confusion and long commutes to get to the polls to vote in a presidential race and a hot state Senate contest.
Patience Prevails in Rockaway Beach
Amid news stories about New Yorkers losing their tempers in lines for gasoline, people waiting for diapers and granola bars in a debris-strewn parking lot in the Rockaways on Thursday remained calm, even cheerful.
Queens Residents Pumped Up Over Flooding
After pollution shut water pumps in southeast Queens, the aquifer rose and flooding worsened. Residents are pressing the city to accelerate its plans to deal with the water.
Legal Questions Emerge About Citi Field Mall
A new version of the Willets Point redevelopment plan envisions a shopping mall in what is now a parking lot—on what is technically parkland. The city and some advocates disagree on whether a Robert Moses-era law paves the way for the project.
Solitary Confinement On the Rise at Rikers
There's been a 44 percent jump in the number of punitive segregation cells in city jails the past two years. Jail officials say it's to prevent violence, but advocates argue the punishment is counterproductive.
Rockaways: A Line in the Sand
Citizen budget delegates in City Councilman Eric Ulrich's district focused on two neglected neighborhoods—including one where a wall between the city and the sea has become a subject for debate.
Odds Could Be Against Casino Opponents
In the looming debate over full-scale casino gambling in New York, it will likely be harder for foes to document the proposal's potential costs than for pro-casino advocates to predict benefits.
- Astoria Heights
- Bay Terrace
- Belle Harbor
- Breezy Point
- Broad Channel
- Cambria Heights
- College Point
- East Elmhurst
- Far Rockaway
- Floral Park
- Forest Hills
- Forest Hills Gardens
- Fresh Meadows
- Glen Oaks
- Howard Beach
- Hunters Point
- Jackson Heights
- Jamaica Center
- Jamaica Estates
- Jamaica Hills
- Kew Gardens
- Kew Gardens Hills
- Lefrak City
- Little Neck
- Long Island City
- Middle Village
- Murray Hill
- North Corona
- Oakland Gardens
- Ozone Park
- Queens Village
- Queensboro Hill
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
While statisticians wrestle over whether the decennial count accurately captured New York's population, CUNY journalism students looked inside the numbers for stories of ethnic change in places like Ridgewood, Queens.
The Census Bureau's finding that Astoria's population shrank by 10,000 over the past decade has prompted howls of protest. What do transit ridership numbers, death rates, building permits and other indicators suggest?
This law has become the focal point in a debate over whether a shopping mall proposed as part of a revised Willets Point redevelopment plan is on parkland, and whether a retail use is in line with the legal framework for the site.
Document listing proposals being considered by citizen delegates in a pilot participatory budgeting project.
The fatal fire investigation report on the deaths of Firefighter John J. Downing of Ladder 163 and Firefighters Brian D. Fahey and Harry S. Ford of Rescue 4 at 12-20/22 Astoria Boulevard, Queens.
Sinergia welcomes you to a presentation by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities about their Front Door Initiative for individuals who are seeking services for the first time or who are interested in modifying current services. You will learn about the three-step process necessary to be able to use the services: * Eligibility Determination * Assessment * Service Authorization and Implementation
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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.