Hudson Yards prometió ser uno de los vecindarios sostenibles más eficientes de Estados Unidos. Pero los datos sobre el consumo de energía que maneja la alcaldía demuestran que muchos de los inmuebles con la certificación “verde” del vecindario ni siquiera llegan a superar el índice de edificios similares en todo el país.
¿Qué incluyen y qué no los presupuestos de Hochul y Adams para las comunidades inmigrantes en NY?
Daniel Parra |
Defensores de inmigrantes están haciendo sonar la alarma por los presupuestos preliminares tanto de la gobernadora Hochul como del alcalde Adams ya que no solo dejan por fuera varios programas emblemáticos por los que han luchado en los últimos años los activistas, sino que también proponen reducciones en programas que imparten clases de inglés, educación y ciudadanía de los que dependen los inmigrantes neoyorquinos.
Health and Environment
Residents Living Near Queens Waste Facilities Hope Legal Settlement Finally Clears the Air
Nikol Mudrová, Maggie Geiler and Annie Jonas |
For two decades, residents in Jamaica’s Bricktown say they’ve had to contend with the stench and debris from unenclosed waste transfer facilities nearby. A settlement reached with the facilities’ operators last month could change that for the community, one of the three city neighborhoods most burdened by waste infrastructure.
What Hochul & Adams’ Budgets Include for Immigrant Communities—& What’s Left Out
Daniel Parra |
Advocates are sounding the alarm over both Gov. Hochul and Mayor Adams’ spending proposals, which failed to include several flagship programs they’ve fought for in recent years as well as reductions to programs that provide English language, literacy and citizenship classes that immigrant New Yorkers rely on.
Wait Times for NYCHA Apartments Doubled Last Year, As Number of Vacant Units Climb
Jeanmarie Evelly |
The length of time it takes NYCHA to rent out available apartments has climbed in recent years, one of many factors exacerbating the city’s affordable housing crisis, lawmakers say. “They just say it’s not ready,” said one resident currently living in a homeless shelter who has been waiting more than 10 months to move into the NYCHA unit she was approved for.
‘More Than Just an Accident’: The 7-Year Fight to Pass Carlos’ Law
Amanda Harrington |
In April 2015, Diana Florence was a longtime prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office thinking about retirement. But a phone call—about the death of an immigrant laborer at a building site—changed her plans. And it went on to upend how New York State addresses construction fatalities.
Buried Beneath: The Fight to Clean Up Toxic Brownfields in The Bronx
CUNY Lehman Journalism Team |
During the Fall 2022 semester, Lehman College journalism students conducted an investigation on the prevalence of toxic brownfield sites in The Bronx. Using public information, research into federal lobbying records and interviews with experts and residents, the student journalists set out to understand how this contamination happened and why progress towards remediation was so slow.
The Pandemic Robbed Thousands of NYC Children of Parents. Many Aren’t Getting the Help They Need.
Liz Donovan and Fazil Khan |
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
NYC’s Homeless Shelter Population Ballooned in 2022. How Will Leaders Address the Crisis This Year?
Jeanmarie Evelly |
Thursday night, the same day Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a preliminary budget focused on “fiscal discipline” and two days after Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out her priorities for the year ahead in her State of the State speech, 70,525 people slept in a New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelter.
In Housing Crunch, Some New Yorkers Turn to Unique Accommodations
David Brand |
For the past few months, City Limits has sought out New Yorkers in unique living arrangements to find out why they live where they live. We homed in on three people, all Bronx residents, with three very different accommodations: an old RV, a two-story houseboat and a room in a spartan warehouse.
NYC’s Floundering ‘Right to Counsel’ Fails to Keep Pace With Eviction Cases
Frank Festa and Annie Iezzi |
The city’s trailblazing program guaranteeing legal representation to the city’s poorest tenants facing eviction has been falling short since the state eviction moratorium was lifted last year; many still face housing court alone. State officials told City Limits the program has declined more than 10,000 cases since March 2022.