Decking the BQE trench in the Southside of Williamsburg is not just about turning concrete into greenery; it’s about mitigating the impacts of infrastructure that has long plagued our community.
For NYCHA tenants, choosing between PACT, Preservation Trust and Section 9 is a decision that can impact the future of their homes. Some seniors from Bronx River Addition haven’t seen theirs in over a year.
A new state-wide report on the impacts of climate change shows New York City will be impacted on all fronts: The Big Apple is getting 6 to 10 degrees warmer, and will see more precipitation and tidal floods in the coming decades. “We have to understand that this stuff is going to happen, it’s already happening,” one state official said.
The framework proposes to “increase density and allow housing in appropriate, key areas,” as part of a plan to rezone approximately 300 blocks of the neighborhood.
1.600 familias con niños han visto expirar sus estancias en refugios; otras 7.200 esperan el vencimiento de sus plazos
Los primeros desalojos de familias inmigrantes con niños bajo la política de estadía de 60 días de la alcaldía comenzó el 9 de enero. Desde entonces, unas 1.600 familias se han visto obligadas a abandonar sus refugios tras expirar su plazo, mientras que otras 7.200 han recibido avisos de 60 días que expirarán en las próximas semanas.
“Parece un coro de tos en esa carpa”, dijo Luis Zambrano, de 62 años, quien contrajo neumonía este invierno mientras se alojaba en el complejo de carpas del refugio en Randall’s Island, donde la ciudad ha alojado a miles de inmigrantes recién llegados. “El frío que pasa a través y debajo del catre no se va ni con varias cobijas, así que siempre tienes frío durmiendo”.
The first evictions of migrant families with children under City Hall’s 60-day shelter policy began on Jan. 9. Since then, about 1,600 families have been forced to leave their shelters after their time expired, while another 7,200 have been given 60-day notices that will expire in the weeks to come.
Raised in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Houses, Zinerman says she wants to see more secure and better-funded developments in the New York City Housing Authority, and to support local tenants and property owners.
“It looks like a coughing choir in that tent,” said Luis Zambrano, 62, who came down with pneumonia this winter while staying at the shelter complex on Randall’s Island, where the city has been housing thousands of newly arrived immigrants. “The cold that passes through and under the cot doesn’t go away with several blankets, so you are always cold sleeping.”
The first four months of Fiscal Year 2024 saw timely processing of just 14.3 percent of cash assistance applications—a new low—and 41.6 percent of SNAP applications. Delays can have serious consequences for applicants, from hunger to missed rent payments that can put families at risk of eviction.
The volume of cash assistance applications in New York City has increased dramatically in recent years. But as more households receive aid, the city is also issuing more procedural denials, in the hundreds of thousands.