If New York is going to meet the mayor’s greenhouse goals, its apartment buildings are going to have to get greener. But getting there is difficult.
New York City is taking steps to prepare for the expansion of the Panama Canal, which will allow double the cargo to be shipped into New York’s harbor by 2024.
Abraham Paulos, executive director of Families for Freedom; Tania Mattos, advocacy coordinator for the New York State Youth Leadership Council; Mohammad Razvi, executive director of COPO; and Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make the Road New York are immigrants who’ve dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of others.
Most of the 100,000 pending foreclosures in New York State will eventually end up at an auction. A group of activists are trying to halt some of these auctions through song.
The battle for Zuccotti Park brought unprecedented attention to privately owned public spaces, property whose developers committed to making them open to the public, in exchange for a boost in the scale of the building they could construct.
A New York Post article resulted in City Council putting a hold on Picture the Homeless’ funding. Did a member of the group teach people how to squat vacant buildings?
With an ambitious new resort in Atlantic City, struggling Indian casinos in N.Y. and Conn., and a deal to bring table games to Queens, big wins and losses loom.
This year, New York City will spend $10 billion on 17,000 contracts with private companies. Even though private contracts can invite corruption, whistleblowers are unprotected.