Friday, May 24, 2013
Public Finally to Have Access to Hyper-Local Crime Stats
Newly signed legislation will correct a blind-spot in the NYPD's crime-report transparency, one we reported on last year.
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Responding to the shelter surge, the city has placed homeless families in clusters of apartments in private buildings. The pricey program might undermine rent stabilization.
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
The grocery deliverer says it will create thousands of jobs in the South Bronx, but that expansion disappears when the firm analyzes its environmental impact.
Mott Haven Up For Grabs in Mayor's Race
If patrons of Camaguey restaurant are any indication, voters in Mott Haven are undecided about the mayor's race, but do know what they want in the next mayor: the good of Bloomberg without the bad.
Campaigns Skip Mott Haven, Drug Centers and Shelters Don't
Mayoral frontrunners skipped a recent forum in the South Bronx neighborhood, where many residents are upset about the number of drug and mental health facilities in the area.
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
The dispute between a South Bronx landlord and a radical arts collective has become a rallying cry for supporters of the group, which combines youth development with political activism.
Violence Dominates Campaign Talk in Mott Haven
Guns trump other concerns among diners at the Camaguey restaurant. Some see more cops—and others more programs—as the answer.
Bloomberg's Babies Eye College Apps
Meet some of the students at the Taft complex in the Bronx. They're proud of the challenges they've surmounted. In fact, some would have liked a few more.
Mott Haven Looks to Activists, Not Pols, For Progress
We open an election-year series with a trip to a restaurant in the South Bronx, where gun violence and wage inequality are what people are talking about—and where there's little confidence that politicians are listening.
Buildings Get High Marks—From Feds, Not Tenants
Federal officials are supposed to screen the apartments that receive Section 8 rent assistance. But their inspection results are often at odd with what residents find.
Warm-Water Fish Invade New York City's Waters
Fishers in Long Island Sound are seeing species that normally swim far to the south. Dramatically warmer waters are challenging both the fishing industry and the regulatory system that governs it.
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.
The Center for an Urban Future's latest report, State of the Chains, 2012, finds that the number of chain stores in New York City increased for the fifth straight year, underscored by especially strong growth among retailers in the Bronx.
The Jiggets program was set up to help low-income tenants avoid eviction by subsidizing rent for people on the verge of being thrown out. But as this report by an inspector general indicates, some landlords used the program to enrich themselves.
A complex set of corporate relationships (such as the one outlined in these documents, produced under subpoena for New York City;s housing department and obtained by FOIL request) linked Frank Palazzolo, a wealthy real estate operator, and several troubled properties.
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.
This workshop is a comprehensive look at the collodion process and its effective practice by the modern-day photographer. The predominate mode of photography from its invention in the early 1850's to its fall from prominence at the turn of the century, the collodion process was a relatively fast and inexpensive means of getting a direct to positive photograph on demand (thus the image was a mirror image, reversed horizontally). Its practitioners effectively make their own film through the coating of a glass sheet or metal plate with the collodion substrate, sensitizing it in a solution of silver nitrate and exposing this plate in-camera while still wet, hence its common moniker “wet plate”. Thus, the collodion process represents a highly sustainable form of emulsion- based photographic expression in the 21st century as the future of silver gelatin-based film risks fading into obscurity with more and more companies discontinuing their popular emulsions on a routine basis. Students will learn how to coat, sensitize, expose, develop and varnish their own plates over the course of the weekend, gaining valuable hands-on experience while learning the theory and fundamentals necessary to apply the process to their own work.
This four-hour program is for shooting and troubleshooting the wet plate collodion process in a community setting alongside other students. This shooting night is for experienced wet plate practitioners who have taken a wet plate workshop and would like more practice. The maximum number of students at Wet Plate Shooting Night is six, and students should come prepared to work using the buddy system (taking turns shooting roughly every 20 minutes, and assisting the other student shooter in your pair during their shooting time). The purpose of this program is to practice the skills you have learned from previous wet plate instruction, bounce ideas off of other wet plate shooters, and expand your wet plate and alternative process community. Students can expect to leave with 4 varnished plates.* We provide the cameras, chemicals, tin & glass, and studio, you provide the inspiration. Students should not bring personal equipment- we will provide everything you need to shoot. Still life and portrait setups are possible. There will be no instruction, but a wet plate practitioner is available for questioning and assistance. There will be three cameras, which will be shared, and each participant is allowed to invite only one model for portrait sitting. Note: maximum plate size is 4 x 5. *Wet Plate Shooting Night is specifically designed for students to practice skills and develop an alternative process community. If you are looking for an opportunity to create a larger body of work, or work independently, please email us at email@example.com to inquire about Wet Plate Studio Hours. Wet Plate Studio Hours are for proficient shooters only. A darkroom monitor will be present, but there will be no instruction. Private Tutorials may be arranged if you would like instruction tailored to your learning goals.
Get active and get social with 7-10 weeks of a fun-filled sports season this Summer
- Compliance Specialist The Bridge
- Residential Maintenance Director. Real Estate Management Co.
- Director of Housing Development Fifth Avenue Committee
- Clinical Social Workers (LMSW/LCSW) FEGS Health & Human Services System
- Social Worker - LCSW - School Based Manager FEGS Health & Human Services System
All Jobs | Post a Job
- A Place at the Table
- Intro to Wet Plate Photography Workshop with Sam Dole
- DAMION SILVER and SCOTTY ALBRECHT
- Fête d'Afrique! – Memorial Day Weekend Jam
- Sweet Spot
All Events | Add an Event
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.