Monday, Mar 4, 2013
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.
Beyond Scandal, NYCHA Residents Seek More Power
Amid the controversy over the management of New York's public housing, NYCHA officials are contemplating historic changes to how the agency operates. Tenants are looking for more ways to weigh in on those ideas.
Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say
Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue. Some say the fines are too low. Others believe the law is unfair.
City Investigating Home for LGBT Youth
Current and former residents of a group home for LGBT youth say physical abuse, sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement were common.
For Some, Occupy Movement is a Test of Faith
Many in the Occupy Wall Street movement frame their advocacy in religious terms. For one Brooklyn clergyman, that means tension with some churches, and challenges for his own congregation.
Who's Afraid of NYU? School's Neighbors Air Gripes
In its push to expand, the school faces residual distrust from earlier development projects. We visited two recent university construction sites to see what it's like to be NYU's next-door neighbor.
East Harlem: Of 500 Budget Ideas, a Few Survive
Delegates in Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito's district had to get savvy about how to get the maximum out of their million. So they expanded the scope of potential projects and limited the number they'd consider.
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.
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.
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.
This video of a New Yorker at work during the AM commute will make you smile!
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
On Saturday, February 23, 2013, join global leaders in non-profit, corporate, government, health, and public service for the 3rd Annual State of Young Black New York Conference.
City Limits and the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service have partnered to increase interest among New York City college students in pursuing careers in public service.
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.
The Child Mind Institute's 11th Annual Adam Jeffrey Katz Memorial Lecture, featuring Grammy-winning artist Naomi Judd, is a two-part program designed to raise awareness about children's mental health.
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- Communications Coordinator New York City District Council of Carpenters
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- Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ Season Wrap Party
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- Sidra Bell Dance New York: 2013 Season
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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.