Sources familiar with the plan say the city is looking to open 950 shelter beds at sites run by dozens of religious organizations in the coming months.
After Years-Long Push, City College to Open Center for Immigrant Students
Daniel Parra |
Despite having an undocumented student population of more than 5,000, and more than a third of undergraduate students who are born outside the mainland U.S., the entire CUNY system has only two such “immigrant student success centers.”
How Our Obsession With Parking Fuels the Climate Crisis
Danielle Renwick, Nexus Media News |
What could a city like New York achieve if it repurposed some of its 3 million curbside parking spots? It could help drivers kick their addictions to cars and avert climate catastrophe, writes Henry Grabar, author of the new book “Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World.”
NYCHA Expected to Get ‘Significant Majority’ of State Budget Rent Relief Funds
Tatyana Turner |
While the total won’t be clear until remaining applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are processed, a majority of the $391 in aid will likely go to the housing authority and other public housing tenants, with $35 million specifically earmarked for NYCHA. Still, thousands of New Yorkers living in public or subsidized housing did not apply for ERAP but continue to struggle with mounting debt.
Groups Tell Speaker Adams: Time is Now for ‘Social Housing’ Bills
Emma Whitford |
Albany’s inaction has made it more urgent for the council speaker to help pass a package of bills aimed at boosting the supply of homes accessible to, and controlled by, low-income New Yorkers, more than 100 groups said in a letter Tuesday. Some of the legislation has gotten a frosty reception from Mayor Eric Adams’ administration, as well as for-profit developers.
City Libraries, Key Resource for Unhoused New Yorkers, Still Face Budget Cuts
Ryan Pullido and Jeanmarie Evelly |
Public libraries have long been a refuge for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, and have emerged as an important resources for asylum seekers in recent months. While Mayor Adams exempted the three library systems from his latest round of belt-tightening measures, they still face a collective $36 million in cuts under his executive budget proposal.
PÓDCAST: ¿Cuáles son los cambios que se vienen con la nueva ley de inmigración en Florida?
Daniel Parra |
El pasado 10 de mayo, el gobernador de Florida Ron DeSantis firmó la ley 1718, centrada en inmigracino en el estado y que pide ahora chequear los requisitos de empleo, que los los hospitales pregunten por estatus migratorio en hospitales que aceptan Medicaid y destinar $12 millones de dólares para “programa de transporte de extranjeros”.
CITY VIEWS: OPINIONS and ANALYSIS
Opinion: Real Estate Industry Plays Key Role in New York’s Sustainability Plans
Jolie Milstein |
“The real estate industry will play a key role in implementing these new standards and must move quickly to do so. That task might seem daunting, but the affordable housing sector has demonstrated that sustainable construction is both feasible and financially viable.”
New Baby Bonds Bill Seeks to Help Kids Who Lost Parents to COVID
Anjali Tsui for THE CITY |
In April 2022, THE CITY’s MISSING THEM project—along with Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits—published a story that revealed that more than 8,600 New York City children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID, a population that would entirely fill 15 average-size city schools.
Mourners React to Manslaughter Charge in Jordan Neely’s Death
Emma Whitford |
Reactions to the news were subdued in City Hall Park Thursday, where the organization VOCAL-NY had gathered to mourn not only Neely, who had been unhoused, but the at least 815 other unhoused New Yorkers who, according to city data, died in the year ending last July.
Opinion: City Students Deserve Consistent Funding for Arts Education
Kimberly Olsen |
“New York City’s Department of Education recommends schools spend just $80.15 per student on arts education—yet school leaders can use that money for other classes and programs, often resulting in the total elimination of arts programming in a school.”