“Waste has always been inflicted upon the margins,” said Oliver Franklin-Wallis, author of the new book “Wasteland: The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future.” Waste, he writes, is often exported from rich countries to poor ones, a phenomenon known as “toxic colonialism.”
Timely processing rates plummeted to under 30 percent for cash assistance applications and under 40 percent for SNAP for the fiscal year ending in June, according to the latest Mayor’s Management Report.
PÓDCAST: ¿Cómo ha cambiado el proceso de petición de asilo desde los noventas y en qué consiste el ‘parole’?
Más de 113.300 migrantes han llegado a la ciudad de Nueva York desde la primavera de 2022, y más de 59.900 solicitantes de asilo se encuentran bajo el cuidado de la ciudad. Así que para hablar sobre lo que está ocurriendo, invitamos a Julia Preston, quien ha escrito sobre inmigración para The New York Times y ahora trabaja para The Marshall Project.
After a more than year-long push from lawyers with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), the housing authority is publishing all of its regulations in one document, which will be publicly available for the first time—and tenants and stakeholders have until next month to weigh in on the rules.
“After Hurricane Sandy, my school closed for a week, while whole school student bodies had to be relocated across the city. More recently, my school’s basement and entire first floor flooded the week before school started due to heavy rains.”
City Limits habló con varios de los inmigrantes que fueron trasladados desde el Holiday Inn del centro de Manhattan al nuevo refugio en Randall’s Island, un grupo que incluía a una mujer embarazada y solicitantes de asilo con muletas, entre otros.
Whitford, who joined City Limits as Senior Housing Reporter in February, will continue to report for the news site’s core housing beat and will serve as editor for its series on NYCHA, launched earlier this year to provide in-depth coverage of the nation’s largest public housing system.
“I am devastated by the abrupt, violent pulling of this program,” said Jonathan McLean, chief executive officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, at a City Hall rally Tuesday.
“This is not a story about cricket, its popularity, and whether New Yorkers would support the expansion of it. The issue here is the proper use of public parkland.”
City Limits spoke with several of the immigrants being transferred from the Holiday Inn Manhattan downtown to the new, large congregate shelter on Randall’s Island, a group that included a pregnant woman and asylum seekers on crutches, among others.