Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Ambitious Call for De Blasio, Cuomo to Build Supportive Housing
Buildings that pair affordable housing with services are sure to be part of the mayor's housing plan. But it's unclear how big a part they'll be, or what funding role the state will play.
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.
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.
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.
In a letter this summer to the judge overseeing Raj Rajaratnam's sentencing, the head of the Harlem Children's Zone suggested that community service would do more good than hard time.
A new state law prohibits the sale of Nutcracker in hair salons and barbershops. But many hair cutters back the ban, saying the measure will snip away at a stigma.
The Urban Jobs Act would provide $20 million for services to unemployed young people. Amid partisan rancor, will the idea survive Congress? Against record youth unemployment, will it make a difference if it does?
As underclassmen decide where to transfer, efforts are underway to save Rice High School, a private Catholic institution that is slated to close because of financial problems, not academic failure.
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
“Her strong ties to the community, institutional knowledge, and leadership in HIV/AIDS services will help advance Harlem United’s policy initiatives and develop new opportunities for the organization,” said Steven C. Bussey, Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United.
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.
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.
Diabetes affects over 26 million Americans, but living with the disease does not mean you can’t still live a full life. Join Karin Hehenberger, MD, PhD, on November 4th to learn how to navigate small and large challenges in everyday activities, like eating in a restaurant, starting an exercise program, traveling, starting college or a new job, finding a doctor, dating, playing sports and more.
Join Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Queens Council on the Art’s Executive Director as she “pulls back the curtain” for a rare inside look at what can turn your grant proposal into an award letter – from a grant panelist’s view.
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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.