DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

Photo: Sanitation Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch and José Bayona, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media and DSNY Staff at Community/Ethnic Media Roundtable (May 4, 2022) | New York City Department of Sanitation By Manuel Holguin Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch takes the helm of one of the essential departments in New […]

Better Drivers for New York City

Better Drivers for New York City

By Manuel Holguin New drivers, including immigrants, take to the road every day in New York City. To ensure that these drivers could be adequately licensed, informed of traffic laws, pass a driving test, and operate registered, inspected, and insured vehicles, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the ‘Green Light law,’ […]

Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces 2022 Citywide Open Streets Program to Include Over 150 Street Locations Totaling More Than 300 City Blocks

Working with a wide network of community partners, NYC will build on the nation’s largest Open Streets Program that reclaims street space for pedestrians and cyclists and promotes the use of streets as public space; This year’s Open Streets program includes 21 new locations, all set to begin by the summer

Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces 2022 Citywide Open Streets Program to Include Over 150 Street Locations Totaling More Than 300 City Blocks

New York, NY – October 27, 2021: City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez speaks during celebration for restored Highbridge Water Tower at Highbridge Park. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today unveiled over 300 blocks that are slated to participate in the Open Streets program in 2022. New York City is home to the nation’s largest Open Streets program. This year’s expansion adds an […]

Why New York City’s Public Schools are Among the Safest Places for Young People

Why New York City’s Public Schools are Among the Safest Places for Young People

By David C. Banks, Dr. Ted Long and Dr. Dave A. Chokshi Across the country, we have seen schools grapple with how to safely return to in-person learning. From navigating vaccine requirements and launching in-school testing to distributing KN95s and other PPE, adapting to the realities of this pandemic has been no easy feat. In […]

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

Early voting on Manhattan’s Upper Westside West Side High School. – October 28, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday granting voting rights […]

20 Years After the 9/11 Nightmare – Journey So Far

20 Years After the 9/11 Nightmare – Journey So Far

By Linda Nwoke, Special to CAW This year’s 9/11 memorial marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most devastating incidents ever recorded in the history of the United States. An organized tripartite assault on Americans took place in three locations-New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC on the same day, claiming the lives of almost […]

Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood would likely become more diverse and less segregated under a proposal to allow more development in the neighborhood, according to a first-of-its-kind study on the contentious rezoning’s potential racial impact. The analysis of the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, conducted by a Columbia University professor with City Council […]

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Assault, Attempted Assault During Two Arrests

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Assault, Attempted Assault During Two Arrests

NYPD responds to a student stabbing at the Corona Civic Leadership Academy high school. Sergeant in the School Safety Division with responding officer. – Elmhurst, NY / United States – November 8 2018 (Shutterstock) By Jen Chung, Gothamist The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has charged an NYPD sergeant with assault and attempted assault during two […]

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor De Blasio Announces “NYC Homecoming Week” Concerts Coming to All Five Boroughs in August 2021

A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor De Blasio Announces “NYC Homecoming Week” Concerts Coming to All Five Boroughs in August 2021

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs—between August 14th to 22nd—as part of NYC Homecoming Week and to celebrate the Summer of New York City.   The concerts will be held:  Monday, August 16th at Orchard Beach in The Bronx Tuesday, August 17th at Richmond […]

NYCHA Ignored Warnings That Ventilation Woes Endangered Tenants During Pandemic, Emails Show

A consultant repeatedly urged public housing managers to overhaul decrepit airflow systems in 240 complexes across the city. But NYCHA officials, who insisted there was no danger, did nothing for weeks as the virus raged.

NYCHA Ignored Warnings That Ventilation Woes Endangered Tenants During Pandemic, Emails Show

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY The city’s public housing authority has long insisted that weak air circulation inside aging apartments did not contribute to the spread of COVID-19 among tenants during the pandemic’s peak last year. But internal emails obtained by THE CITY reveal some top NYCHA managers were warned repeatedly as pandemic raged […]

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