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
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
By David Brand Queens Daily Eagle A ferry set sail from Long Island City to the Lower East Side yesterday,Read more
A ferry passenger plunged into the East River during a trip from DUMBO, Brooklyn to Hunters Point shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The man survived the sudden splash after crew members threw him a life saver and a ladder, but the chaotic moment put a damper on the trip home for dozens of stunned commuters.
“We’d cleared both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. I opened my eyes and the guy was already in the water,” said passenger John Welsh, 31.Read more
The CUNY School of Law Class of 2021 officially embarked on their journey toward a career in public interest law when classes began Wednesday. First-year students and a crop of talented new professors face a challenging and exciting mission.Read more
The FDA found some fishy food handling practices at a Long Island City processing plant and now the Department of Justice is shutting them down. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that the DOJ file a formal complaint to stop the Foo Yuan Food Products Company of LIC from continuing to distribute its products, which include ready-to-eat fish balls, fried fish cakes and fried fish balls. The facility is located on Borden Avenue near the Newtown Creek.Read more