Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they’re transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into spaces for everyone.
The full schedule of City Council’s hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available. To better understand the approval process and how you can be part of it, here are important upcoming dates and resources.
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.