The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]
Pushback on the development has been ongoing since Target announced its expansion of a small-format store in the community.
A $20 million investment to improve crumbling medians on Kings Highway. A blitz to paint over graffiti along Sheepshead Bay Road, Coney Island Avenue, and Avenue Z. A plan to find new locations for noisy party boats. These were just some of the promises Mayor Bill de Blasio made to Sheepshead Bay residents during a […]
Emotions ran high Thursday night at a public hearing about proposed rezoning plans for Inwood, with elected officials and activists accusing each other of shutting down conversation and exploiting racial dynamics to push their agenda. The meeting was a chance for residents to respond to a draft rezoning document released last month by Mayor Bill […]
On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]
De Blasio to spend $100 million to complete the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway on the Upper East Side
The city has allocated $30 million to improve the park, but how it will be spent hasn’t quite been figured out yet.
The arrival of a tech hub on 14th Street has neighbors worried about the character of their community
By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The […]
After 10 years of construction and business slowdowns, foot traffic along the avenue is on the rise
Existing affordable housing is a key piece of New York’s housing puzzle, and city tax breaks can help the system stay profitable