This fall, City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is working with nearly two dozen talented high school students from across the five boroughs, including bilingual participants reporting in both English and Spanish.
On May 18, 2022, City Limits hosted an intimate conversation about art and the power of place, featuring architect Rodney Leon and New Museum Curatorial Assistant Madeline Weisburg, moderated by City Limits Executive Director Marjorie Martay.
The mayor issued a directive to the NYPD, emergency medical services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene empowering them to “involuntarily transport” people experiencing acute mental health crises to hospitals, even if they do not present an immediate threat to themselves or others. But it remains unclear where they will go for continued assistance and housing after they are discharged.
“Simply by re-designating Temporary Protected Status to include recent arrivals from Venezuela, thousands of asylum seekers would have their legal posture drastically altered, for the better. The Department of Homeland Security has the sole authority to make this change. It could happen with the flick of a pen.”
In the absence of specific data, the housing organization Open New York has launched a project asking everyday residents to crowdsource the locations of vacant apartments—rent-stabilized and unregulated units alike—to paint a more complete picture.
Under the NY HERO Act, workers can request the creation of a workplace safety committee to assess the effectiveness of security protocols and raise health concerns, among other tasks. But so far, workers have little recourse when employers fail to comply. An amendment to the law awaiting the governor’s signature would create stricter penalties for noncompliance.
The new regulation could have a “chilling effect” on advocacy by residents who use photos and videos to show proof of problems inside New York City homeless shelters.
City Limits looked at complaints received between Oct. 1 and Nov. 21 broken down by community district and found the pattern is similar to previous “heat seasons,” with the greatest number of 311 calls found in neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and several districts in The Bronx.