Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams
The de Blasio administration is stepping up oversight of employment agencies, which need to be licensed and can only charge certain fees. But the targeted firms can change names and locations to keep operating in spite of the crackdown.
Many Biz Owners Hurt By Gas Blast Still Waiting for Aid
The governor in August announced a loan program to help small businesses who were still reeling six months after the East Harlem gas explosion. But the money is still not flowing.
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.
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.
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
Directions For Our Youth (DFOY) invites you to take part in the commencement of the 10th Celebration of International Youth Day. It is being held on Thursday August 12th, 2010 at Robert Moses Park. The goal of International Youth Day is to unite and celebrate youth worldwide. Live newsfeeds connect the day’s events in New York with other celebrations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The Workforce Development Division (WFDD) of the National Urban League (NUL) is seeking an experienced curriculum developer with the ability to deliver a high-impact Financial Literacy Curriculum. Curriculum should include 1) facilitator’s guide and 2) participant handbook. Funding for this project is provided by the Walmart Foundation.
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.
2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival—the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural media and conversation in the unique setting of the American Museum of Natural History—will screen 43 outstanding films from more than 50 countries and host special events and performances. This year, the festival’s selections— including 14 U.S. premieres— will focus on the tension between tradition and its relevance in a contemporary context. With the theme “Past Forward,” the Mead explores how cultural touch stones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life. The festival offerings include subjects spanning communities coping with water shortages and climate change, the power of rhythm and music to revive the human spirit, and the pull of globalization versus staying faithful to traditional ways. $15 Opening and closing night screenings $12 General Admission $10 Members, seniors, students
The Four-Day Festival Will Screen More Than 40 Films and Feature Forums, Performances, and Lively Parties How do traditions help cultures survive and thrive? The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones can serve as important guides for modern life. This year, more than 40 films from 28 countries will focus on how tradition moves cultural values forward while seizing relevance to support contemporary life issues.
White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. A one-act monodrama for voice and percussion, it is set in Jamaica, 1831. There will be a Q&A after the performance with the artists and members of the creative team. The opera — a tale of voodoo, murder and revenge — is based on the 19th century legend of Annie Palmer, a white English plantation owner notoriously known as The White Witch of Rose Hall. Annie had an overblown ego, an insatiable sexual appetite and a knowledge of voodoo gleaned from her childhood Haitian nanny. With extreme hubris, she used the black arts to kill three husbands and a series of lovers and rivals — including plantation slaves — in cold blood. Her remorse came too little, too late. Ultimately, one of her former slave lovers used the same voodoo power to seal her fate. The score, a perfect symbiosis of libretto and music, is suggestively evocative and exotic, at different times delicately ethereal, dramatically angular, deeply psychological — always captivating
- Housing Analyst NYC Independent Budget Office
- Civic Engagement Manager Bridge Street Development Corporation
- Associate Director Local 1957 CIR
- Housing Specialist George Daly House
- Community Liaison The Office of Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick
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- Tziporela Presents Odd Birdz
- Timatha Kasten and Her TKO Band
- Lifeline Luncheon
- Out of the Basement
- The Consequences of Ignoring the Feminine: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Jesus
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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!
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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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