Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building
Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.
Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park
Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they're spending on the filtration plant.
Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact
Training members and securing funds to hire city planning advisers is critical, officials say.
De Blasio Era Doesn't Discourage Bronx Charter School Applicant
A New Jersey charter chain is looking to launch a school in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It will avoid the co-location controversy, but has encountered others in its past.
Only Two Electric-Cab Drivers On the Road in NYC
Five of the seven electric cars in the city's taxi and for-hire fleet are idle, but Luis Castro is still making battery-powered stops in the Bronx.
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
They say they haven't had the resources and preparation to gear up for the newer, tougher TASC exam.
Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact
While well-funded business improvement districts are major players in thriving commercial districts, many outer borough BIDs have too few resources to make a difference.
Confusion Over Special Elections in the Bronx
No one knows yet how Governor Cuomo (even the governor himself!) will fill 11 empty seats in the state legislature, including two in the borough.
Bronx Council Newcomer Gibson Gets Key Post
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson joined almost every borough colleague opposing Mark-Viverito for Council, but nonetheless was awarded control of the public safety committee.
Council Freshman Cohen Steers Clear of Progressive Caucus
While not ruling out joining the group, the new District 11 councilmember—and self-described progressive—says he plans to focus on bread-and-butter issues.
Council Newcomer Torres Wins Early Power
The youngest member of the city legislature was named chair of the public housing committee last week, just days after being arrested in an MLK-day act of civil disobedience.
“They never notified us. This is about losing our votes. People are getting discouraged,”
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.
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.
Now in its fourth year, the Spring Benefit is the largest event of Hartley House’s calendar, raising much-needed funds for its vital programming as well as celebrating the Hell’s Kitchen community and the Hartley House family. With live and silent auctions, raffles, performances, and inspiring remarks, the event offers something for everyone to get involved in support of the mission of Hartley House.
ENCOUNTERS represents an architectural installation created to discover, explore, and display the work of Spanish practice luis vidal + architects (LVA)—a celebration of their vision and main projects over the last ten years, including the soon-to- be-inaugurated Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport, scheduled to open in June 2014. A “vertical garden” planted by hand: the installation (6,000 “flowers”, 80 projects, 18 cities) will take the viewer through a personal journey along the conceptual map of Luis Vidal and his collaborators. ENCOUNTERS is an interactive exhibition with a surprising touch of augmented reality. Welcome to the world of LVA. Expect the unexpected. ENCOUNTERS will be open to the public from May 9 until May 20. Please visit http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php ?section=upcoming&expid=276 for more information such as hours and directions to the New York Center for Architecture. About luis vidal + architects (LVA): In 2004 Luis Vidal founded luis vidal + architects (LVA). Since then, LVA has developed more than 80 projects of different scales, many of which have been recognized with prestigious awards. In 2005, LVA was awarded first prize in the International Competition for the new Zaragoza International Airport, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Mies Van der Rohe Award and recent prizewinner at the International Tourist Fair 2012 (Fitur) for the airport’s AENOR Energy Efficiency Certification.
More than 500 New Yorkers and will join the movement to Stop Diabetes at the NYC American Diabetes Association’s Tour De Cure cycling event. The Tour De Cure is a ride with routes designed for everyone from the recreational rider to the experienced cyclist. Tour de Cure NYC is a unique opportunity for companies, organizations, and families to come together to fight diabetes, raise awareness, and build a sense of community. Participants will choose from several scenic routes, supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey, and inspiring stories of those who fight diabetes. Sign up to ride today: www.diabetes.org/nyctourdecure
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- Community Health Organizer Montefiore School Health Program: Community Health Division
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- NYC10 Dance Initiative Performance - April 16, 2014
- Will Stratton Record Release Show
- Mezco Toyz Living Dead Dolls Celebrate 16th Anniversary at Ripley’s Times Square
- VISIONS OF MARY FRANK with JG
- Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter is now recruiting runners to join team "Athletes to End Alzheimer's"
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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.