City Limits celebrates it’s 46th anniversary this year, and marked the milestone at our annual fundraiser gala last month, where honoring several prominent New Yorkers. If you missed the festivities, you can still support the cause this Giving Tuesday.
“Simply by re-designating Temporary Protected Status to include recent arrivals from Venezuela, thousands of asylum seekers would have their legal posture drastically altered, for the better. The Department of Homeland Security has the sole authority to make this change. It could happen with the flick of a pen.”
In the absence of specific data, the housing organization Open New York has launched a project asking everyday residents to crowdsource the locations of vacant apartments—rent-stabilized and unregulated units alike—to paint a more complete picture.
Under the NY HERO Act, workers can request the creation of a workplace safety committee to assess the effectiveness of security protocols and raise health concerns, among other tasks. But so far, workers have little recourse when employers fail to comply. An amendment to the law awaiting the governor’s signature would create stricter penalties for noncompliance.
The new regulation could have a “chilling effect” on advocacy by residents who use photos and videos to show proof of problems inside New York City homeless shelters.
City Limits looked at complaints received between Oct. 1 and Nov. 21 broken down by community district and found the pattern is similar to previous “heat seasons,” with the greatest number of 311 calls found in neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and several districts in The Bronx.
En julio representantes demócratas en la Cámara presentaron un nuevo proyecto de ley titulado “Renovación de las Disposiciones de Inmigración de la Ley de Inmigración de 1929” (Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929), que proporcionaría una vía para la obtención de la ciudadanía a ocho millones de inmigrantes. En septiembre, este mismo proyecto de ley se presentó en el Senado de la mano del senador demócrata, Alex Padilla.