Life on welfare will be tougher once the state’s new program takes cash away from recipients–if they can even make it there.
Realizing that rent regulations aren’t enough to prevent evictions in the city’s newest hot spots, activists look for fresh strategies.
Meet Luke Kelly-Clyne, 12, a member of the new generation of housing inspectors.
They dance. They write poetry. They bake. They read. They’re homeless. Meet the Lower East Side Girls Club.
Advocates for affordable housing thought they had a deal to reform the city’s Byzantine building code. Then fearful firemen refused to budge-all because of a stairwell.
Ernesto Jofre made the journey from Allende’s Chile to New York labor leader, and everyone from greengrocer workers to progressive politicos have him to thank for their livelihoods. Will the Lower East Side ever be the same?
A book review of From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration, by Nancy Foner, Yale University Press, 336 pages, $29.95.
Some greengrocers are enlisting one union to fight another.
Manhattan’s Chinatown is home to two well-known contenders to be the City Council’s first Asian-American rep. But the smart money is betting on Flushing’s John Liu to actually get the seat.
It’s no secret that New York’s librarians are underpaid. But when four libraries shut down on the same Saturday, Bronx kids learned why low salaries hurt more than just librarians.