debris piled up outside of flooded homes in Queens

Opinion: Which NY Communities Are Most Susceptible to Climate Change Harms? Weigh In By Aug. 5

“New Yorkers now have the opportunity—and responsibility—to help the state move toward true climate justice by submitting input on how to allocate $300 billion for “disadvantaged communities.” Public participation has so far been abysmal: Only four people testified at New York City’s earlier in-person hearing. But it’s not too late: The comment period is open until July 7.”

Homeless Hotel Residents Brace for Next Move as NYC Weighs Changes to COVID Protections

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is re-evaluating its guidelines for sheltering older homeless adults and people with significant health problems that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19, who can under the current rules access private or semi-private rooms. More than 170 such residents being housed at a Radisson Hotel in lower Manhattan will need to move out by early next month.