Thursday, Jun 13, 2013
LGBTQ Group Reboots as Hate Worries Grow
After scandal scuttled the Bronx Pride Center, a new entity is taking shape amid persistent concerns about the hostile atmosphere that confronts for the borough's gays.
FreshDirect's Bronx Foes Weigh Appeal
A state judge last week threw out their lawsuit, which claimed the city's approval of the project cut corners on its environmental review.
Mott Haven Talks Schools: Little Love for Mayor or Critics
Patrons of Camaguey Restaurant hold nuanced views on mayoral control, charter schools and teacher evaluations—and feel the state of the schools is more important than who's mayor.
Dozens of Candidates Seek Bronx Council Seats
A primer on the races and the candidates.
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.
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.
Sinergia welcomes you to a presentation by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities about their Front Door Initiative for individuals who are seeking services for the first time or who are interested in modifying current services. You will learn about the three-step process necessary to be able to use the services: * Eligibility Determination * Assessment * Service Authorization and Implementation
Peoples Resource and Development Association (P.R.a.D.A) is excited to announce the Young Entrepreneurs Success (Y.E.S) Academy 2013 Summer Camp Program. The Y.E.S Academy is a year-round program serving kids in grades K-12. The mission of Y.E.S Academy is to enhance and enrich the lives of young people by providing a safe, supportive and structured environment that will support the overall health and well-being of our youth by addressing their physical, social, and emotional needs, and to further their intellectual development by supporting education through project- based learning and the arts.
New York City's first health and wellness conference designed by educators, for educators. Presented by the Healthy Teachers Program and in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, FoodFight presents, E.A.T.: Educating America's Teachers to Lead the Fight Against Obesity. Graciously hosted by Montefiore Medical Center.
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- Accounts Receivable/Collections Supervisor CABS Home Attendants Service
- Program Implementation Lead World Savvy
- Implementation Associate, Youth Programs World Savvy
- Senior Policy Researcher National Employment Law Project
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- City Harvest's Generation Harvest 12th Annual Summer In The City
- The Life-Work Balancing Act: Broadening the Conversation About Our Workplaces
- The Life-Work Balancing Act: Broadening the Conversation About Our Workplaces
- “We Don’t Do That Here”: Overcoming Fundraising Complacency on Long-Standing Boards of Directors
- DS+R: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
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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.