$500 Million Investment Announced To Build And Preserve Affordable Housing In New York City

$500 Million Investment Announced To Build And Preserve Affordable Housing In New York City

Photo: Brad Lander Agreement Designates Monies from Battery Park City Authority’s Joint Purpose Fund to Be Spent on Affordable Housing NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, and New York City Comptroller Brad Lander today announced a $500 million investment from the Battery Park City Authority’s Joint Purpose Fund […]

Older Adult Programs See Budget Boost—But Not Enough to Keep Up With Aging Population, Providers Say

Older Adult Programs See Budget Boost—But Not Enough to Keep Up With Aging Population, Providers Say

By Subeksha Poudel, City Limits New York City’s older adults represent 20 percent of its population. By 2040, researchers estimate the number of city residents aged 65 and older will increase by 40 percent. But the recently adopted budget of $550 million for NYC Aging—previously known as the Department for the Aging—for fiscal year 2025, which kicked off July […]

New York’s Utility Regulator Doing ‘Inadequate’ Job of Helping State Reach Climate Goals, Audit Says

New York’s Utility Regulator Doing ‘Inadequate’ Job of Helping State Reach Climate Goals, Audit Says

Photo: Thomas DiNapoli. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Mariana Simoes, City Limits   The Public Service Commission (PSC), the state agency that keeps utility companies in check, isn’t taking enough action to help New York meet its clean energy goals, a new audit carried out by the State Comptroller’s office found. The audit examined documents […]

Attorney General James Announces Conviction of Leader of Queens Deed Theft Ring

Attorney General James Announces Conviction of Leader of Queens Deed Theft Ring

Photo: New York Attorney General Letitia James. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Marcus Wilcher Sentenced to Three to Nine Years in Prison for Stealing Five Homes and Illegally Profiting Over $1 Million NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the conviction and sentencing of Marcus Wilcher, the leader of a […]

In New York, Wage Theft Violators Get Millions in Government Contracts

In New York, Wage Theft Violators Get Millions in Government Contracts

By Marcus Baram | Documented This article was produced with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. In the lobby of its midtown Manhattan headquarters, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services has a large wall display that pays homage to its near 90-year history of leading “the fight for equity and opportunity” for the disabled community. The nonprofit is known in […]

What’s at Stake for the Environment in Hochul’s Decision to Halt Congestion Pricing

What’s at Stake for the Environment in Hochul’s Decision to Halt Congestion Pricing

New York Governor Kathy Hochul. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Mariana Simoes, City Limits New Yorkers who’ve seen the subway seriously flood on their way home after a storm might be wondering how Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to “indefinitely” pause congestion pricing will affect plans to protect the transit system from climate change. The program […]

In Split with Hochul, Delgado Calls on Biden to Drop Out

In Split with Hochul, Delgado Calls on Biden to Drop Out

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Rebecca C. Lewis | City and State News In a stunning political split, Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado broke with Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday and called on President Joe Biden to end his presidential campaign so that another candidate could become the Democratic presidential […]

ICYMI: Firework Safety Tips For The Upcoming July 4th Holiday

ICYMI: Firework Safety Tips For The Upcoming July 4th Holiday

Listen to the “Injured By Fireworks?” podcast here: Governor Kathy Hochul reminded New Yorkers to keep safe while celebrating the upcoming July 4th holiday. As part of a multi-agency effort, the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection, along with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Fire Prevention and […]

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