Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
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.
The Men Who Ride the Homeless Bus
Neighbors of the M35's 125th Street stop are frustrated by garbage and bad behavior they blame on men who use the bus to get to and from Ward's Island. The guys on the bus have their own frustrations.
Foreclosure Crisis: Buzz Fades, Protests Continue
Four years after the housing crisis transformed the presidential race, it's barely mentioned on the campaign trail. But foreclosure is still an issue in New York, and some believe federally-chartered agencies can do more to help.
Beyond Scandal, NYCHA Residents Seek More Power
Amid the controversy over the management of New York's public housing, NYCHA officials are contemplating historic changes to how the agency operates. Tenants are looking for more ways to weigh in on those ideas.
Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say
Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue. Some say the fines are too low. Others believe the law is unfair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Critics of Occupy Wall Street fault its lack of racial diversity on one hand, and the diversity of its political messages on the other. A march planned for Monday will challenge the first critique. A visit to Zuccotti questions the second.
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
Enterprise Community Partners is seeking a consultant to provide program evaluation of our Learning Collaborative for Resilience initiative.
Pushed to follow conventional paths, Mae C. Jemison followed her ambition instead to become the first African American woman ever to travel to space. Come see how Mae stood up to those who doubted her and excelled in math and science to reach beyond the sky.
International relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul talks about his new book “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World” at The Cooper Union.
Conductor emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Vance George, reprises his role from his Grammy-Award Winning recording of Carmina Burana to entertain the New York audience. Just in time for International Women’s Day, the Orff masterpiece will be presented alongside music for women’s choir, conducted by the University of Toronto’s Hilary Apfelstadt. The concert will be performed by Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of 200 voices and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra.