Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Bronx Councilman Urges Council to Kill Armory Plan
Fernando Cabrera says he still hopes to support the plan to build an ice sports center in the historic Kingsbridge Armory, but has concerns about traffic and funding.
Program to Take Buildings from Bad Landlords Fades
7A, once a key enforcement tool, is used less often amid a changed real-estate market and new programs. But it's still needed as a threat. The question is: Can the threat remain real?
Bronxites Confused On Status of Childbirth Services
North Central Bronx hospital gave little notice when it closed its labor & delivery service in August. Now there are signs the service may return, but community members haven’t been given a due date.
Bronx Green With Envy Over Park Officers
Concerns about unruly teenagers taking over Starlight Park reflect broader resentment about the borough's share of the Parks Enforcement Patrol force.
Serious Questions Greet Speaker Candidates in Bronx
At a forum featuring councilmembers hoping to be the city's next speaker, tough issues were discussed, different styles were displayed and the crowd was anything but silent.
Broken Park Path Points to Bigger Budget Problem
A walkway at Jerome Slope needs repair, but—under a system that park advocates hope to change—the Parks Department must find an elected official to fund the fix.
Bronx Voters Skip Ballot Questions in Big Numbers
One in three voters who cast a ballot in the mayoral race didn't weigh in on the ballot questions. In some cases, poll workers may have failed to remind voters to flip their ballots.
High Hopes for De Blasio from Bronx Muslims
Muslim voters in the Bronx were confident on Election Day that the Democrat will address issues of security, surveillance, and Islamic holidays
Losing an Election 195 to 1, But Ready to Run Again
You see their names on every ballot—candidates you've not heard of from parties you may not have known existed. They run facing certain defeat. Ever wonder why?
An Election Day Saga at P.S. 6
Self-interest and civic spirit, friendship and suspicion, crisis and calm—all were on display at one polling place during the long day that was Election 2013.
For Bronx-Based Mayoral Candidate, It Ain't Easy Being Green
Tony Gronowicz ran for mayor on the Green Party line knowing he would lose, but hoping to gather enough votes to force the major parties to pay attention.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
Said one voter: "A lot of people are saying this isn't normal."
After area redistricting sent some voters to an alternate polling site in Norwood, poll workers said they had prepared to send some away
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
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.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights the poverty rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infograph, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, highlights family homelessness rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (www.icphusa.org) showcases educational attainment in the Bronx for adults (25 years and older).
Bronx, NY – Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a non-profit community based organization devoted to solving environmental and economic issues that affect residents of urban areas has been named a winner of the 2010 Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 Environmental Quality Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the environment and public health in EPA Region 2, which covers New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven federally-recognized Indian Nations.
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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.
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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.