New Yorkers opposed to the city’s plan to build four new jails by 2027 said Sunday that the facilities would have a high social and economic cost… Read more “Activists Aim to Stop de Blasio’s Plan for New Jails”
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New York Officials Respond to the New Travel Ban
President Donald Trump issued the newest iteration of his travel ban Monday, but the changes made to address criticism from the courts did little to sway New… Read more “New York Officials Respond to the New Travel Ban”
NYC Residents Push for Subway “Fair Fares”
On January 25th, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to raise the price of unlimited MetroCards by 4 percent from $116.50 to $121. Some city residents argue that… Read more “NYC Residents Push for Subway “Fair Fares””
De Blasio Calls for New Yorkers to Unite after the Election
Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday urged New Yorkers upset by the election of Donald Trump to unite and remain strong. In a speech in the Great Hall… Read more “De Blasio Calls for New Yorkers to Unite after the Election”
Fragile Calm as Woodside Hotel Becomes Shelter
Several hotels have quietly been converted to temporary shelters, angering local residents and public officials.
Pre-K Registration Deadline Approaching
The deadline to register for New York’s Pre-K for All Program is Wednesday, March 9th. The free, full-day preschools prepare students for kindergarten but have cost more than the city expected.
To learn more about New York’s Pre-K for All initiative, visit schools.nyc.gov/PreK.
Tensions Run High as Hurricane Sandy Repairs Lag
New York City Councilmember Mark Treyger tells public officials, “the public wants to see action now.”
Is Affordable Housing A Myth?
An ever-increasing income disparity, high rents and chronic shortage of apartments make affordable housing elusive for many New Yorkers. The rush to develop in an effort to remedy this shortage poses its own risk of changing the fabric of neighborhoods irreversibly. Here’s a look at the 10th largest city in the U.S.: the Bronx.
The Island of Unclaimed Bodies
A mile-long stretch of land off City Island is where over one million of New York’s poor and unclaimed are buried.