City Limits rounds up the latest housing and land use-related events, public hearings and upcoming affordable housing lotteries that are ending soon.
Under current law, state and county prosecutors are bound by statutes of limitations and forced to rely on charges, like grand larceny, that do not take into account the magnitude of the crime, officials say.
Though total enrollment in city schools fell by 3.2 percent, the number of homeless-identifying students increased by 3.3 percent. Those 104,000 students include 29,000 who spent time in shelters, 69,000 temporarily sharing housing with others, and approximately 5,500 who were unsheltered—living in cars, parks, or abandoned buildings.
Buyouts on the Ballot: 10 Years After Sandy, New York Considers New Funding for Voluntary Relocation
New potential funding mechanisms—including a measure that New Yorkers will see on the ballot this November—may provide an opportunity for homeowners in areas of high flood risk to sell their at-risk properties to the state or city. The properties are then rebuilt to be more resilient, or removed so the land can be used for coastal protection measures.
The Housing Authority will host a series of public meetings starting Monday to solicit feedback on how it plans to carry out the voting process, in which NYCHA tenants will choose whether they want their development to take part in the Preservation Trust, which officials say will help raise desperately needed repair funds.
“In its current form, the state’s congestion pricing plan falls short of meaningfully addressing impacts on New York’s disabled community—a community the MTA has neglected for decades.”
Jimmy McMillan’s performance in a gubernatorial debate in October 2010 sealed his status in New York political lore and cemented a six-word slogan into our vernacular. Today, he is fighting to hold on to his apartment from a nursing home in Queens.
Through Freedom of Information Law requests, City Limits obtained data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for weekly COVID-19 deaths from March 2020 to the end of July of 2022, offering a breakdown of fatalities by race/ethnicity for each week of the early crisis.