Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
United Way of New York City invites you to participate in BoardServeNYC, a nonprofit board recruitment, training, and placement initiative in partnership with NYC Service. BoardServeNYC links nonprofit organizations in NYC with prospective board candidates who are passionate about volunteering and are ready, willing and able to volunteer on a board of directors.
NPCC, The New York Times Company Community Affairs Department and Philanthropy New York are delighted to announce the fifth annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards
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.
A peaceful, family-friendly march of tens of thousands of Americans to persuade world leaders attending the 9/23/2014 UN Climate Summit to support an international agreement to dramatically reduce carbon emissions pollution and to build a future based on greater use of renewable energy and more energy conservation. Marchers will assemble at Central Park by Columbus Circle and begin the march at 59th Street and 8th Avenue, heading east to 6th Avenue, south to 42nd Street, west to 11th Avenue, and south to 34th Street. The march is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history and has been endorsed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. http://peoplesclimate.org
Israeli Startups NYC Pitch Night brings some of the top names in Israel and New york tech startups to come and present their business
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon (which leaks its liquid light daily), an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. With spirited folk music, inventive theatrical effects and a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, the wunderkinds of PigPen perform a folk-rock fable about light, love and an epic journey to the End of the World.
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- JOIN THOUSANDS OF BROOKLYNITES ON THE CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK AS THEY TAKE GIANT STEPS TO END ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE “WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S” WILL RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
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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.