Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider the existing proposals to protect New York City against confounding storm surges, which currently don’t account for sea levels rising at an alarming pace.Read more
Today, memorials throughout the borough will unite Queens residents and seek to remember the friends, loved ones, neighbors and colleagues who died.
Here are a few events taking place this week:Read more
Seventeen years ago, court officers working out of the Manhattan criminal courts complex or the Beaver Street training academy heard that two planes had collided with the World Trade Center towers and sprang into action.
More than twenty officers ran into the building to rescue victims of the attack on Sept. 11, 2011. Three didn’t make it out.Read more
With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.
The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.Read more
By Victoria Merlino Firefighter Robert Hamilton grew up in Ridgewood and met his wife at Christ the King High SchoolRead more
A July naturalization clinic at LaGuardia College served 65 immigrant New Yorkers and helped clients save $21,580 in filing fees, say New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. It was just the beginning of a long process for clients and a lasting commitment for the attorneys who assisted them.Read more
Thanks to a new tool from the Department of Buildings, you can find out exactly what’s going on above the scaffolding that just went up on your block.
At more than 6,300 other work sites, too.
The DOB launched an interactive Active Major Construction map that allows curious residents to view all active major construction sites, with buildings on the map categorized by square footage, estimated cost and the proposed number of units with larger points denoting higher values.Read more
By Jaime DeJesus Mayor Bill de Blasio may just get the street car he desires. The city is moving forwardRead more
When stories of abuse, trauma and exploitation are shared for general consumption, they are typically filtered through the voice of “experts” like administrators, attorneys and reporters.
More often, says CUNY School of Law Professor Chaumtoli Huq, those stories are never shared at all.
In order to amplify the perspectives on social change that are not covered in the mainstream media, Huq founded Law@theMargins in 2013.Read more
The day was a fairly typical late-August weekday—traffic snarled early on the BQE; heat advisories from Albany and City Hall warned residents to move about with caution, and a thin, smog-like pall covered Manhattan Island. Nevertheless, something unusual was taking place in front of a small, Bushwick storefront. Billed by sponsor Revel Transit as a “Rush Hour Race,” the idea was simple: seven people would travel from Revel’s Cypress Avenue headquarters to Long Island City’s Court Square Diner using Uber, Uber Pool, a Citi Bike, the MTA subway, a traditional taxi, buses and, of course, one of Revel Transit’s recently unveiled electric mopeds.Read more