Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams

Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams

The de Blasio administration is stepping up oversight of employment agencies, which need to be licensed and can only charge certain fees. But the targeted firms can change names and locations to keep operating in spite of the crackdown.
READ MORE»


Many Biz Owners Hurt By Gas Blast Still Waiting for Aid

The governor in August announced a loan program to help small businesses who were still reeling six months after the East Harlem gas explosion. But the money is still not flowing.

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.

Group Amplifies Complaints by Foster-Care Parents, Kids

An advocacy group in Harlem says it is hearing more and more from parents and children who believe the child-welfare system has been insufficiently responsive to their complaints.

Concerns Over Private Firm Managing Some NYCHA Properties

The move to bring in outside management for some of the authority's Section 8 properties is not the first, but comes at a sensitive time for the agency.

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.

Hurricanes Shaped East River Waterfront Plan

There's no question that the Blueway Plan will provide that direct access to the water. What can't be known yet is whether it will also provide protection from it.

New Charter High School Will Be Closed to Transfer Students

The DOE is planting seeds for charters to expand in city schools even after Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. But some of the new resources will only be open to those who won charter lotteries in the early grades.

Details Emerge About Plan for Private Buildings on NYCHA Land

While some agree that the plan has financial merit, others fear the social costs of mixing incomes in NYCHA neighborhoods. The authority's chairman sees it as a win-win.

Homeless Before Sandy, Uprooted By Storm

With stores closed and the subway shuttered, the shelters Dennis Williams usually counts on when the weather gets bad weren't an option.

Stripping Down Not For a Marathon, But For Sandy

Dozens of runners donated the clothing they would have abandoned at the starting line of the cancelled New York City Marathon to victims of the superstorm.



Next 10 >

BLOG ENTRIES

15 Years On, Still No Agreement on Welfare Reform's Impact - Neil deMause

The panel was charged with answering the question, "Welfare Reform at 15: Is It Working?"Their answer depended almost entirely on how each member defined "working."

Watch the Mayoral Debate on Low-Income Issues - Jarrett Murphy

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.

As NYCHA Seeks Flexibility, Tenant Advocates Concerned - Jarrett Murphy

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.

Closing Schools More Poor, Less White - Jarrett Murphy

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.

City Says New Bus Service Works; Job Numbers Dip - Jarrett Murphy

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.

VIEW All»

MULTIMEDIA

Community Task Force on NYU Development

A task force on New York University's expansion plans comprised of elected officials and advocacy groups outlines a framework of issues that need to be addressed.

Night City, a light walk in Greenwich Village

Leni Schwendinger, civic lighting designer, invites you to view NIGHT CITY. Through close observation of public, private and found light sources in locations throughout Greenwich Village, Leni presents a unique way of experiencing the city after dark.

Night City, a light walk in Greenwich Village

Leni Schwendinger, public lighting designer, invites you to view NIGHT CITY. Through close observation of public, private and found light sources in locations throughout Greenwich Village, Leni presents a unique way of experiencing the city after dark.

MORE»

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Culturally Relevant Financial Literacy Curriculum

The Workforce Development Division (WFDD) of the National Urban League (NUL) is seeking an experienced curriculum developer with the ability to deliver a high-impact Financial Literacy Curriculum. Curriculum should include 1) facilitator’s guide and 2) participant handbook. Funding for this project is provided by the Walmart Foundation.

Anti-Violence Career Readiness Curriculum RFP

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.

Anti-Violence Career Readiness Curriculum RFP

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.

Post Announcements»

EVENTS

Fall Art Party: "The Mind of Mort Gerberg" - legendary New Yorker cartoonist

Mort Gerberg is a longtime cartoonist and author best known for his work in “The New Yorker,” “Playboy” and numerous other publications. A founding member and president of The Cartoonists Guild, he has written, edited and/or illustrated 43 books for adults and children. For other fun, Mort plays the piano, second base, tennis, ping pong, skis, dances, and sings in a choir. Chat with Mort at our Fall Art Party on Thursday October 23. He will also bring his work to life, with a presentation and stories. Mort Gerberg's cartoons -- prized originals and prints -- will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Complimentary beer, beverages, ballpark snacks, and laughs.

Tziporela Presents Odd Birdz

After nearly a decade of sold- out performances around the world, indie theatre troupe Tziporela is proud to present its American premiere with their latest production, Odd Birdz. Inventively weaving together movement, music, physical theatre, and outrageous comedy, this unique show creates an evening of hilarious entertainment that transcends barriers of language, culture, and age. Created by the “most inventive performance ensemble around,” the nine versatile members of this award-winning company met 12 years ago at Israel’s top acting studio, Nissan Nativ, and have been collaborating ever since. Together they have written, directed, designed, choreographed, and produced countless innovative theatrical experiences. Whether you are 13 or 100, Odd Birdz will lift your spirit and leave you laughing so hard your cheeks hurt!

Tziporela Presents Odd Birdz

After nearly a decade of sold- out performances around the world, indie theatre troupe Tziporela is proud to present its American premiere with their latest production, Odd Birdz. Inventively weaving together movement, music, physical theatre, and outrageous comedy, this unique show creates an evening of hilarious entertainment that transcends barriers of language, culture, and age. Created by the “most inventive performance ensemble around,” the nine versatile members of this award-winning company met 12 years ago at Israel’s top acting studio, Nissan Nativ, and have been collaborating ever since. Together they have written, directed, designed, choreographed, and produced countless innovative theatrical experiences. Whether you are 13 or 100, Odd Birdz will lift your spirit and leave you laughing so hard your cheeks hurt!

MORE»


  1. Housing Analyst NYC Independent Budget Office
  2. Civic Engagement Manager Bridge Street Development Corporation
  3. Associate Director Local 1957 CIR
  4. Housing Specialist George Daly House
  5. Community Liaison The Office of Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick

All Jobs | Post a Job

Potential Oil Boom In SE Wyo. Raises Water Questions

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

Who will take care of the interests of the Crimean Tatar people?

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.

Study: Too Few Contracts to Minority, Women Biz

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.

New York Communities Take on Foreclosures

A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.

Agencies Almost Always Have The Last Word

Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.

New York's Recovery Is Stronger Than Nation's, But Still Uneven

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.

One Simple Path To A Degree

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.

New Bronx Resource Guide for Family Caregivers

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.

100,000 Homes for 100,000 Vulnerable Americans

Invisiblepeople.tv's Mark Horvath posts the following article on the launch of the "100,000 Homes Campaign", organized by Common Ground.

Will The Gowanus Ever Be Cleaned Up

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.

Brownstones and Bodegas

New York photoblog created by Brooklyn based Crown Heights photographer William Hogg.

Peace Now

Peace, Community, City life

We Have Risen Above

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!

NYC BLOG

Beautiful Spheres of NYC

Sweat Equals Success

Tough workouts, good eats and crazy adventure in our beautiful city and beyond.

Inside Kenmore Hall

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.

Child and Parent Welfare-My Encounters With ACS

Accounts of carelessness and laziness of ACS and ACS contract agency employees.

Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network

a blog by, for and about Bronx entrepreneurs and businesses

Bronx Latino

a lifestyle

NYx2 with Chris + Amber

"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.