The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but in New York’s neighborhoods of color, the twin crises of foreclosures and joblessness are still big stories. This slideshow features a series of images taken in Jamaica, Queens, one of city’s hardest hit neighborhoods for foreclosures.
This is not a winning combination. Police and fire departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it. Gotham Gazette reports.
Snooki and the gang are in Italy for the season but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits his state’s beaches to highlight the importance of clean water and a thriving tourism economy.
If ever anyone deserved to be a posthumous winner, it would of course be Gov. Hugh Carey, whose funeral yesterday was a reunion of sorts for the generation of pols that rose to the challenge of New York’s fiscal crisis in the 1970s. Judge for yourself whether any of this week’s Winners & Losers can meet that standard.
While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there’s now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals. But the NYPD is not the first police department to create a crime-fighting social media unit.
New York City’s senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of an array of services New York City offers its elderly. City Limits reports.
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.