“Ultimately it further stratifies our city, which is already full of haves and have-nots, and leaves a generation of young folks without the necessary conduit to refine their workforce development skills.”
Vanessa Gibson and Carlina Rivera |
‘The limited Open Streets we have are not distributed equitably. There are no active Open Streets in any of the six community boards that have the fewest residents living near parks. Of all the active Open Street miles in operation today, only 2.2 percent are in the Bronx.’
‘Ensuring every New York City neighborhood has the same access and quality of life—whether you’re in Brownsville or the Upper West Side—will require a fair and comprehensive planning process.’
The next mayor will have to deal with the educational damage wrought by COVID-19 and the profound problems of quality and equity that challenged the city’s schools even before the pandemic.
‘Whether we like it or not, we need to adapt our city to manage the mounting risks that sea-level rise and climate change pose to New York’s waterfront communities.’
Keith O Connor and Luke Bridle |
‘What solutions can we implement now to provide the reliable transit that New York City needs for its recovery—especially its most underserved communities?’
More than 150,000 residents meet the requirements for the current eligibility criteria, officials say. Of those, 76,021 have enrolled so far, and the city has been conducting outreach in the form of phone calls and letters.
New York’s approach to land use has plenty of defenders. There are, however, those who disagree. ‘The current system exacerbates our worst selves rather than our best selves,’ a Brooklyn Councilmember told a City Limits panel Thursday night.
‘Parks are critical urban infrastructure. Parks don’t just make New York City tolerable – they make it livable. They are the soul of our city. And they are at a breaking point.’