Según la oficina del censo, se prevé que la población latina aumente hasta 111 millones para 2060, constituyéndose en el 28 por ciento de la población total del país.
“We were promised a lot of things, like other vendors being in here, a full kitchen through the EDC, but nothing’s really come through,” said Frances Roman, Owner of Cocotazo, a Puerto Rican restaurant that just celebrated its one-year anniversary at La Marqueta.
“Philanthropy can be a linchpin, capable of bringing together the public sector’s authority and agenda-setting power and the private sector’s financial resources and dynamism. This was the clear lesson learned during the launch of the NYC Boss Up program to help entrepreneurs living in NYCHA housing expand their businesses.”
Workers, especially people of color and immigrants, are suffering in increasingly hot weather. But some advocates and lawmakers have solutions.
A real estate trust bought single-family homes in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods, renovated, and rented them out at a premium. With the trust now looking to offload the assets, tenants are left in an uncertain position, feeling like homeownership is further out of reach than ever.
Since Sanitation took the street vending enforcement reins, the department has confiscated abandoned or non-compliant material from street vendors in 228 cases, and has donated 32,220 pounds of food and composted another 3,880 pounds.
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“If you get cash assistance, you are caught up in really significant delays, in a way that you would not be if you were only receiving SNAP,” said Katie Kelleher of the Legal Aid Society, a lead attorney on a federal lawsuit compelling the city to improve its processing times.
Desesperados por encontrar trabajo, muchos inmigrantes pagan por adelantado a las agencias de empleo, sin saber que está prohibido exigir un pago antes de obtener un empleo.
Desperate to find work, many immigrants pay upfront fees to employment agencies, unaware that requiring payment before a job placement is prohibited.