NYC Ponders Giving Manhattan Students Admissions Boost At Some Borough High Schools, Sources Say

NYC Ponders Giving Manhattan Students Admissions Boost At Some Borough High Schools, Sources Say

Photo: Parents in Manhattan’s District 3 attend a meeting in 2018 to learn about admissions. City officials are now considering a plan to give students living in Manhattan an admissions boost at some competitive high schools in the borough. (Christina Veiga / Chalkbeat) By Michael Elsen-Rooney, Chalkbeat New York This story was originally published by […]

NYC Plans to Expand Public Restrooms. Will it Benefit Homeless New Yorkers?

NYC Plans to Expand Public Restrooms. Will it Benefit Homeless New Yorkers?

  By Anastasia Tomkin, City Limits Originally published here. While city officials cited the importance of restrooms for all residents of the city, highlighting the needs of young children and older New Yorkers, homeless people also rely heavily on public bathrooms, but face particular difficulty in accessing them, experts and advocates say. Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement […]

Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County Breaks Ground

Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County Breaks Ground

Photos courtesy: Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County $33M affordable homeownership development to transform 13 vacant lots into permanently affordable, equity-building opportunities for 42 first-time homebuyers NEW YORK (May 31, 2024) – Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County joined with elected officials, community leaders, and financial supporters to celebrate and break ground […]

How NYC Could Reset Its School Help for New Migrants

How NYC Could Reset Its School Help for New Migrants

By Bruce Cory | Center for New York City Affairs Last month, the administration of Mayor Eric Adams at long last scuttled its ill-considered $432 million no-bid contract for asylee services with a questionably qualified provider whose performance left a great deal to be desired. The question now is: Could the administration be open to […]

Amid Record High NYC Homeless Student Population, Calls Grow For Laundry Machines In Schools

Amid Record High NYC Homeless Student Population, Calls Grow For Laundry Machines In Schools

By Julian Shen-Berro, Chalkbeat New York This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters More than a decade ago, Principal Joseph Mattina noticed students at P.S. 23 Carter G. Woodson were consistently arriving at the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, elementary school without their uniforms. Initially, Mattina grew frustrated with the students, asking why […]

Caribbean Week 2024 Set to Sparkle in New York City

Caribbean Week 2024 Set to Sparkle in New York City

Caribbean Week Spokesperson Rosa Harris. Credit: One Caribbean. NEW YORK, NY: The much-awaited Caribbean Week, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is scheduled to light up New York City from June 16-21, 2024. This event, a highlight on the calendar for travel industry professionals and enthusiasts alike, will be held at the InterContinental New […]

NYC Council Announces New Law is in Effect to Support Small Businesses by Eliminating Unnecessary Regulations and Fines

NYC Council Announces New Law is in Effect to Support Small Businesses by Eliminating Unnecessary Regulations and Fines

City Hall, NY – Today, Local Law 151 of 2023 went into effect, reducing fines for small businesses and allowing them to resolve certain violations before being penalized, while eliminating certain unnecessary requirements for commercial establishments. The law, sponsored by Council Member Julie Menin, was passed by the New York City Council in November 2023 and signed into law later that month. The […]

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