Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall’s special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
An earthquake in the Washington, D.C. area shook New York City Tuesday afternoon. The epicenter of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake was in Virginia, but tremors shook the East Coast all the way up to Rhode Island. DNAinfo reports.
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol reports.
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their “2011 Report Card on Beaches.” All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
While those outside the community chose to reflect with words, some of the those who live in central Brooklyn have chosen art.
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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.