A group of NYCHA residents and advocates say the mayor has been slow to address NYCHA’s problems and want the authority’s chairwoman ousted so the mayor can run the authority personally. But others leapt to chair Shola Olatoye’s defense.
City food programs are expanding to address food insecurity among older New Yorkers. But some advocates want a more fundamental fix: A new, public retirement savings program to give seniors more financial power.
Rents are rising for seniors as they are for everyone else. But a fixed income, vulnerability to harassment and age-related physical impairments raise the housing stakes for elder New Yorkers.
Amid the debates about how the minimum wage or better schools might reduce poverty are a million New Yorkers who are largely beyond the reach of those policies. And one in five of them are poor.
Thanks to lots of rain and wise planning, New York City doesn’t face any water shortage like cities out West. But the city still wants customers to conserve more.