Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
City Finally Beating Back Queens Floodwaters
After decades of regular flooding in the borough's southeast, a $6 billion infrastructure project is having an impact. Some want DEP to go further and pump out rising groundwater.
Deadline Nears for Public Input on Rockaways Pipeline
Federal regulators will soon decide whether to permit a pipeline to run under the Rockaway Inlet, connecting the Brooklyn-Queens natural gas grid to a transcontinental pipe three miles offshore.
Lessons of Willets Point: Trading Parkland for Developer's Donation
In the second of part of our series on a development process that spanned much of the Bloomberg administration, we look at how parks fare under this deal—and others.
Lessons of Willets Point: Relocation Fears for Workers
In the final installment of our series, a look at the challenges facing workers at the businesses the Bloomberg administration has decided don't belong there anymore.
Lessons of Willets Point: Will A New Mayor Do Development Differently?
Perhaps no project embodied the Bloomberg administration's development style better than Willets Point. Will Joe Lhota or Bill de Blasio change that approach?
Why Do Some Parks Suffer? It’s Complicated
Inequities in city green space result from more than just outer-borough bias. A tight budget that affects everybody and private donations that benefit some areas over others are part of the picture.
When Campaign Aides Are Lobbyists, Questions Mount
Some of the top firms advising candidates for state and local office also lobby those offices for clients like corporations and unions. Some believe the potential conflict demands reform.
Willets Point Developers Pitched a Casino
The current development plan doesn't include a gaming facility. But the casino proposal sheds new light on the bid by Related Companies and Sterling Equities.
Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle
By some estimates, two thirds of businesses on the peninsula are still closed after Hurricane Sandy. Some of those that are operating are suffering because their customer base has been displaced.
Reeling Before the Storm, Rockaways Complex Eyes Rescue
Ocean Village lost power after Sandy. But danger and deprivation were nothing new to its 1,000-plus residents, who hope a new owner and $110 million in public financing change the tide.
Ordeal Faced Rockaways Voters
Citizens in Sandy-struck areas of Queens battled through confusion and long commutes to get to the polls to vote in a presidential race and a hot state Senate contest.
- Astoria Heights
- Bay Terrace
- Belle Harbor
- Breezy Point
- Broad Channel
- Cambria Heights
- College Point
- East Elmhurst
- Far Rockaway
- Floral Park
- Forest Hills
- Forest Hills Gardens
- Fresh Meadows
- Glen Oaks
- Howard Beach
- Hunters Point
- Jackson Heights
- Jamaica Center
- Jamaica Estates
- Jamaica Hills
- Kew Gardens
- Kew Gardens Hills
- Lefrak City
- Little Neck
- Long Island City
- Middle Village
- Murray Hill
- North Corona
- Oakland Gardens
- Ozone Park
- Queens Village
- Queensboro Hill
Amid reports about big spending on salary and offices for the system's top exec, Melinda Katz endorsed calls for a Council probe and promised to do some digging of her own.
The event is designed to raise awareness that almost 1 million legal residents in New York City are ineligible to vote because they are not citizens.
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
This law has become the focal point in a debate over whether a shopping mall proposed as part of a revised Willets Point redevelopment plan is on parkland, and whether a retail use is in line with the legal framework for the site.
Document listing proposals being considered by citizen delegates in a pilot participatory budgeting project.
The fatal fire investigation report on the deaths of Firefighter John J. Downing of Ladder 163 and Firefighters Brian D. Fahey and Harry S. Ford of Rescue 4 at 12-20/22 Astoria Boulevard, Queens.
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative community in Queens.
This course will answer questions like: Can I mix this type of acid with this type of chemical? Is it safe to store this in a hot darkroom?
Transportation Alternatives’ 24th annual NYC Century Bike Tour has 35, 55, 75 or 100- mile routes to choose from. Join us for the only all-urban Century in America! For routes, details and registration information, visit nyccentury.org. For more on Transportation Alternatives and what we do, visit transalt.org.
In this workshop, students will be using 35mm SLR cameras and medium format Holgas to make small-format glass negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes, in camera.
- Mental Health Clinician & Informatics Specialist The Institute for Family Health
- Executive Director Park Slope Senior Citizen Center
- Scattered Site Social Worker (BK) Lantern Community Services
- Chief Accountability Officer New York City Economic Development Corporation
- QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
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- Love All, New York: Youth Tennis Fundraiser & US Open Viewing Party
- Comics Helping Kids Helping Kids
- 75th Anniversary Curator's Tour
- The Burlesque Boudoir - Fashion Week
- MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY & NEUEHOUSE TO HOST MAD. SQ. READS 2014 LITERARY SERIES - SEPTEMBER 4: VALERIA LUISELLI
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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.
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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.