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Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled to Save a Wounded Brooklyn

Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled to Save a Wounded Brooklyn

'Rebecca Reich had planted herself in front of me at a City Limits event to ask why we weren’t writing about the fierce battle being waged in her neighborhood. [...] Read full article: Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled t...→

Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayor—NYC Needs a Rent Freeze Now

Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayor—NYC Needs a Rent Freeze Now

'New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated units, the vast majority of whom have only low or moderate incomes, must be protected from the destructive financial im [...] Read full article: Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayo...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends School Closure, Names New Hospital Sites

The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends School Closure, Names New Hospital Sites

As of 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, there were 25,573 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City and 366 deaths had been recorded. As of Thursday evening, at [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends Sc...→

Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Nepalese Community During Pandemic

Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Nepalese Community During Pandemic

The group, which started on Facebook, helps connect volunteers with those in need of things like groceries and medicine. 'We are really overwhelmed with these [...] Read full article: Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Ne...→

NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It Doesn't Really Sink in Until it is Near You'

NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It Doesn't Really Sink in Until it is Near You'

'I am trying to take all precautions. I rarely even go shopping. If I need to buy something I go to a Polish deli,' one resident told Polish-language newspaper [...] Read full article: NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It D...→

New York City's Hospitals, Teachers and Children Facing a Harsh Test

New York City's Hospitals, Teachers and Children Facing a Harsh Test

'We need to keep our eye on one thing and one thing only and that's the hospitals. That's the battlefield.' Read full article: New York City's Hospitals, Teachers and ...→

Several Proposals Circulate for Giving Relief to Tenants Crushed by COVID-19

Several Proposals Circulate for Giving Relief to Tenants Crushed by COVID-19

Among the ideas: allowing tenants to tap into security deposits, creating a $10 billion relief fund, and cancelling three months' worth of rent and mortgage pa [...] Read full article: Several Proposals Circulate for Giving R...→

Opinion: Let Them Out Now

Opinion: Let Them Out Now

'A mass release in the name of public health could signal a watershed in shifting priorities from law and order policies that fail distressed communities.' Read full article: Opinion: Let Them Out Now...→

Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de COVID-19 en riesgo y sin protección

Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de COVID-19 en riesgo y sin protección

La preocupación por las licencias por enfermedad es sólo una de las preocupaciones que enfrentan los trabajadores de los restaurantes. Una más profunda es que [...] Read full article: Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de...→

COVID-19: Scenes from a Shutdown

COVID-19: Scenes from a Shutdown

Our reporters captured scenes of the first full day under the governor's order for 100 percent of non-essential employees to stay home. Read full article: COVID-19: Scenes from a Shutdown...→

Following Orders: A Timeline of State and City Action on COVID

Following Orders: A Timeline of State and City Action on COVID

As a resource, City Limits has compiled the executive actions taken by Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. Read full article: Following Orders: A Timeline of State an...→

Restaurant Workers Amid COVID-19: Essential, At Risk, Unprotected

Restaurant Workers Amid COVID-19: Essential, At Risk, Unprotected

The concern about sick leave is only one worry facing restaurant workers. A deeper one is that their jobs could vanish even if they stay healthy. Read full article: Restaurant Workers Amid COVID-19: Essent...→

Chinese Americans Archives : City Limits

President Trump calling COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’ has triggered a reaction across the Chinese community, with some supporters saying it may change their vot [...] Read full article: Chinese Americans Archives : City Limits...→

Opinion: COVID is a Reason to Double Down on the Green Economy

Opinion: COVID is a Reason to Double Down on the Green Economy

'First and foremost, government should focus on its real-time response to COVID-19. But we must simultaneously prepare for the next crisis. We can do both. ' Read full article: Opinion: COVID is a Reason to Double Dow...→

Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Poverty Among Seniors

Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Poverty Among Seniors

Amid the debates about how the minimum wage or better schools might reduce poverty are a million New Yorkers who are largely beyond the reach of those policies [...] Read full article: Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Po...→

Our Impact : City Limits

Over the years, City Limits has exposed dozens of issues and elevated hundreds of voices. Here are just a few examples of areas where we’ve made a difference: [...] Read full article: Our Impact : City Limits...→

News Archives : City Limits

Housing advocates have called on the city and state to develop a $10 billion relief package that includes a moratorium on rent, mortgage and utility payments.. [...] Read full article: News Archives : City Limits...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Queens DA Says She's Looking to Get People Off Rikers

The Coronavirus Thread: Queens DA Says She's Looking to Get People Off Rikers

Thursday, March 19, 4:45 p.m.... In a statement Thursday afternoon, Queens DA Melinda Katz said that her office would “consider the impact of each prosecution [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Queens DA Says S...→

Activistas exigen protección para inmigrantes 'en el frente' del coronavirus

Activistas exigen protección para inmigrantes 'en el frente' del coronavirus

Activistas dicen que la respuesta del gobierno al COVID-19 ignora a un importante sector de la población neoyorkina: sus 4.5 millones de inmigrantes. Read full article: Activistas exigen protección para inmigr...→

NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus residentes

NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus residentes

NYCHA anunció que llevará a cabo una limpieza agresiva de sus complejos residenciales y que distribuirá información entre los residentes. Read full article: NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus ...→

City Limits - In-depth New York City News

Murphy... Rikers Island. Most of the people on it are pretrail detainees, many of them stuck there because they could not afford bail. Read full article: City Limits - In-depth New York City New...→

Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Businesses Await Start of Relief Programs

Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Businesses Await Start of Relief Programs

Based on anecdotal information that the NYC Department of Small Business Services has received, small businesses have seen a decline in sales from 40 percent t [...] Read full article: Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Bu...→

Senior Centers Scramble to Aid Clients Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

Senior Centers Scramble to Aid Clients Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

Senior center directors have been thinking of ways to help seniors cope, to prevent residents from becoming too socially isolated and depressed. Read full article: Senior Centers Scramble to Aid Clients A...→

NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residents from the Virus

NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residents from the Virus

NYCHA says it plans to aggressively clean their developments and get information to their tenants about social distancing and preventive methods through email, [...] Read full article: NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residen...→

The Coronavirus Crisis : City Limits

As New York confronts a deadly pandemic, City Limits brings you coverage about how the disease—and the response—will affect the most vulnerable Read full article: The Coronavirus Crisis : City Limits...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Big Landlords Promise Eviction Halt

The Coronavirus Thread: Big Landlords Promise Eviction Halt

A few hours after New York State courts announced at least a one-week moratorium, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) released a letter by owners represe [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Big Landlords Pr...→

Joel Berg, Author at City Limits

In 2018, 14.7 million (nearly one in ten) U.S. workers, most of whom were in service jobs, were paid so little that they couldn’t afford food.... ‘Unless gover [...] Read full article: Joel Berg, Author at City Limits...→

Lo que necesita saber: Asesoría gratuita para problemas de vivienda en Nueva York

Esta no es una lista exhaustiva, sin embargo provee una variedad de opciones que existen en la ciudad. Todas estas organizaciones ofrecen servicios en español. Read full article: Lo que necesita saber: Asesoría gratuita...→

School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

At P.S. 124, the Yung Wing School in Chinatown, where more than 90 percent of students are Asian, more than 50 – or 10 to 15 percent of students – missed schoo [...] Read full article: School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid C...→

Chinese Restaurants in Sunset Park Close Temporarily Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Chinese Restaurants in Sunset Park Close Temporarily Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Several Chinese restaurants in Sunset Park have decided to close temporarily to prevent coronavirus from spreading, and to relieve economic pressure on their b [...] Read full article: Chinese Restaurants in Sunset Park Close...→

Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sits on a Deck of Myths

Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sits on a Deck of Myths

'Decking over the180 acres of these rail yards isn’t the answer to the challenges facing Queens residents.' Read full article: Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sit...→

Super Commuters in Sophomore Year: The Impact of NYC's Longest Rides to School

Super Commuters in Sophomore Year: The Impact of NYC's Longest Rides to School

Thousands of New York City students spend at least two hours in transit to and from school each day, raising questions about how school quality and school dist [...] Read full article: Super Commuters in Sophomore Year: The I...→

Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Development Plan

Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Development Plan

The de Blasio administration's vision will take decades to realize. But in the near term, a subway station must be funded, a nonprofit steering entity created, [...] Read full article: Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Devel...→

Opinion: Funding for Public Financing is Essential to Fight for Equality in NYS

Opinion: Funding for Public Financing is Essential to Fight for Equality in NYS

'It’s also important to note that the governor did not include any funding for a reform fundamental to all of these issues: the state’s new public financing pr [...] Read full article: Opinion: Funding for Public Financing is...→

City Limits Standards and Practices : City Limits

Our mission and our standards City Limits exists to produce journalism that informs democracy in New York City and empowers communities. Our mission shapes our [...] Read full article: City Limits Standards and Practices : Ci...→

Investigations: City Limits

City Limits specializes in in-depth coverage. To see major investigative series, click here. Read full article: Investigations: City Limits...→

Voices of New York : City Limits

Voices of New York : City Limits

Amplifying the city's ethnic and community press. Reporting that reflects New York's diversity. Read full article: Voices of New York : City Limits...→

Privacy and Other Policies : City Limits

General By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree [...] Read full article: Privacy and Other Policies : City Limits...→

Housing and Development Archives : City Limits

Critics say sending teams of cops, sanitation workers and outreach personnel to roust people from their makeshift homes is punishing victims rather than addres [...] Read full article: Housing and Development Archives : City ...→

Jarrett Murphy, Author at City Limits

sunshine city... Gas stoves have long been popular, and gas heat has become more so as people shift away from oil. National Grid says over the past decade, it [...] Read full article: Jarrett Murphy, Author at City Limits...→

Queens Archives : City Limits

One of the biggest challenges to Census outreach efforts has been reaching immigrant populations, workers say — particularly in Queens, where nearly half the p [...] Read full article: Queens Archives : City Limits...→

Video Archives : City Limits

Video reports and media appearances by City Limits’ staff and contributors Read full article: Video Archives : City Limits...→

Brooklyn : City Limits

Popular grocery store The Garden and Polish butcher shop Sikorski Meat Market closed in 2019, but the neighborhood has also seen new Polish businesses open.... [...] Read full article: Brooklyn : City Limits...→

Education News: City Limits

Latest news on NYC teacher schools and students in public and private and charter education. Stoires about racial equity, diversity, inequaility and jobs. Read full article: Education News: City Limits...→

Health and Environment Archives : City Limits

Los latinos tuvieron las tasas más altas de población no asegurada tanto en el país como en el área metropolitana de Nueva York.... A local parents group is tr [...] Read full article: Health and Environment Archives : City L...→

City Doing Hundreds of Homeless 'Clean-Ups' Each Year

City Doing Hundreds of Homeless 'Clean-Ups' Each Year

Critics say sending teams of cops, sanitation workers and outreach personnel to roust people from their makeshift homes is punishing victims rather than addres [...] Read full article: City Doing Hundreds of Homeless 'Clean-U...→

wildlife Archives : City Limits

The New York State Department of Conservation grants licenses to those wishing to aid injured or abandoned wildlife.... ‘It’s somewhat counter-intuitive to sug [...] Read full article: wildlife Archives : City Limits...→

Immigration Archives : City Limits

Local activists started Sunset Park Emergency ICE Watch, a volunteer group that looks to protect the neighborhood’s immigrant communities.... In an interview w [...] Read full article: Immigration Archives : City Limits...→

Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Local activists started Sunset Park Emergency ICE Watch, a volunteer group that looks to protect the neighborhood's immigrant communities. Read full article: Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to ...→

Listen: Juan Gonzalez on Mike Bloomberg's New York

Listen: Juan Gonzalez on Mike Bloomberg's New York

Super Tuesday marks the first 2020 electoral test for Michael Bloomberg, whom voters around the country are getting to know. New Yorkers, of course, are alread [...] Read full article: Listen: Juan Gonzalez on Mike Bloomberg'...→

The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval at Ecuayork

The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval at Ecuayork

Far from the mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes, families from the region gathered recently to celebrate Carnaval at Sisa Pakari, an Ecuadorian cultural center [...] Read full article: The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval a...→

De Blasio Admin. Says There'll be No Southern Boulevard Rezoning

De Blasio Admin. Says There'll be No Southern Boulevard Rezoning

'While the city is not undertaking an area-wide rezoning at this time, the draft strategies will serve as a guide to the community and property owners who may [...] Read full article: De Blasio Admin. Says There'll be No Sou...→

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en la [...]

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en las elecciones de 2020.... The big wrinkle for registered voters concerns the 202 [...] Read full article: Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes natura...→

City's 'Right to Counsel' Law Fosters National Movement in Housing Courts

City's 'Right to Counsel' Law Fosters National Movement in Housing Courts

After the Right to Counsel law passed in New York, it created a ripple effect around the country. Read full article: City's 'Right to Counsel' Law Fosters Na...→

access-a-ride Archives : City Limits

The MTA plans to limit the number of trips Access-a-Ride users can take under a popular pilot program that allows them to book rides on-demand. Those changes w [...] Read full article: access-a-ride Archives : City Limits...→

disapora Archives : City Limits

Dominicans in New York are frustrated by the political situation in their native country, where a recent election had to be rescheduled after a technology snaf [...] Read full article: disapora Archives : City Limits...→

A Second Ruling Against City's Approval of Two Bridges Skyscrapers

A Second Ruling Against City's Approval of Two Bridges Skyscrapers

A judge ruled that the neighborhood organizations that brought the suit were right in arguing that the city had failed to abide by zoning rules governing 'larg [...] Read full article: A Second Ruling Against City's Approval ...→

Council Eyeing Moves Beyond Mayor's Vision to Boost Small Businesses

Council Eyeing Moves Beyond Mayor's Vision to Boost Small Businesses

Small business advocacy groups say the administration and the City Council are making small steps but there is much more work to be done in protecting and sust [...] Read full article: Council Eyeing Moves Beyond Mayor's Visi...→

Gentrification Archives : City Limits

The CRA, a crucial but flawed tool intended to give communities leverage over banks, is up for reform—and though community advocates have long advocated for su [...] Read full article: Gentrification Archives : City Limits...→

Opinion: NY Must Invest in its Home-Care Workers

Opinion: NY Must Invest in its Home-Care Workers

'We’re experiencing a workforce shortage that’s preventing New Yorkers from accessing home-care services. And the shortage is expected to grow.' Read full article: Opinion: NY Must Invest in its Home-Care...→

Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know (and Don't)

Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know (and Don't)

A journalist and a biographer discuss the lessons New York learned about the 12-year mayor, and the new questions that a presidential run is raising. Read full article: Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know...→

Lo que necesita saber: El plan final de rediseño de la red de autobuses del Bronx

Lo que necesita saber: El plan final de rediseño de la red de autobuses del Bronx

La próxima audiencia pública será desarrollada el 20 de febrero en el Bronx Museum of the Arts a las de 6 pm a 8 pm. Read full article: Lo que necesita saber: El plan final de ...→

Kesi Bem Foster, Author at City Limits

Mayoral Photo Office/J. Pringle/J. Murphy... ‘The tactics being employed to amend and roll back newly enacted changes to New York State’s bail laws are the sam [...] Read full article: Kesi Bem Foster, Author at City Limits...→

Re-emerging Seen for City's Afrocentric Schools

Re-emerging Seen for City's Afrocentric Schools

Although Afrocentric schools have been around since the 1970s, new ones have been popping up across the country in recent years, including in Brooklyn, as pare [...] Read full article: Re-emerging Seen for City's Afrocentric ...→

Many Latinos still believe that the citizenship question is in the 2020 Census

Many Latinos still believe that the citizenship question is in the 2020 Census

More than half of U.S. citizens of Latino descent believe that the 2020 Census includes a question about citizenship, a mistaken belief whose apparent populari [...] Read full article: Many Latinos still believe that the citi...→

Tom Robbins, Author at City Limits

The Reich family... Rebecca Reich died this week after a lifetime of advocacy for working-class New York. Read full article: Tom Robbins, Author at City Limits...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Immediate Rent Freeze

The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Immediate Rent Freeze

As of 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27, there were 26,697 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City, 5,039 people have been hospitalized and 450 deaths had been recor [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Imme...→

Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the Coronavirus Epicenter

Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the Coronavirus Epicenter

'The future of our country and planet will be won or lost in our cities. We must defend them during this outbreak and we must center them in our social and eco [...] Read full article: Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the C...→

Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Problems for Seniors and Families

Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Problems for Seniors and Families

Nursing homes across New York City and around the country have been restricting visitors and in many cases banning anyone that is not essential staff from ente [...] Read full article: Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Pro...→

COVID-19 Archives : City Limits

The spread of coronavirus could mean additional agony for hundreds of day laborers, mostly Latin American immigrants, who stand on the corner of 69th Street an [...] Read full article: COVID-19 Archives : City Limits...→

Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Crisis

Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Crisis

'Cuomo must now deepen the social contract he spoke so eloquently about, and cancel rents during the coronavirus pandemic and pass the HSS bill for the tenants [...] Read full article: Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Cr...→

The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Reduces Service Amid Plunging Transit Ridership, Wait for Relief Funding

The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Reduces Service Amid Plunging Transit Ridership, Wait for Relief Funding

'We need $4 billion, but we’re only at the starting point of this crisis. We will need substantially more than that to survive.' Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Reduces Serv...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to be Accelerating, Cuomo Says

The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to be Accelerating, Cuomo Says

Meanwhile, the city comptroller 'forecasts a very sharp decline in specific sectors from March through the end of June, particularly in hotels, restaurants, re [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to...→

Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Nueva York dicen que la respuesta al COVID-19 los tiene estancados

Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Nueva York dicen que la respuesta al COVID-19 los tiene estancados

Los líderes de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro dicen que sus servicios juegan un papel clave en la red de seguridad social de la ciudad de Nueva York y q [...] Read full article: Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro de...→

Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos en la primera línea de la defensa contra el coronavirus 

Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos en la primera línea de la defensa contra el coronavirus 

Jack Lee, como 400.000 de sus compañeros, en su mayoría inmigrantes que trabajan como repartidores de comida, se ha encontrado en la primera línea de respuesta [...] Read full article: Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos...→

Opinion: Youth Homeless Are Falling Through Cracks in COVID-19 Response

Opinion: Youth Homeless Are Falling Through Cracks in COVID-19 Response

'Providers have had to close four drop-in centers, some have rolled services back to the most basic pieces, and still others have ceased overnight hours.' Read full article: Opinion: Youth Homeless Are Falling Thro...→

COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System With a ‘Really Dire Situation’

COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System With a ‘Really Dire Situation’

'Mass transit is asking for a pittance compared to what they’re asking for,' says one expert. 'No eyes should be batted at $4 billion.' Read full article: COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System...→

City Nonprofits Say COVID Response is Leaving Them in a Lurch

City Nonprofits Say COVID Response is Leaving Them in a Lurch

A nonprofit coalition is asking for a ;robust, coordinated, and centralized response to COVID-19 for the human services sector.' Read full article: City Nonprofits Say COVID Response is Le...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Free 116 From Rikers, Citing COVID Threat

The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Free 116 From Rikers, Citing COVID Threat

And the Queens district attorney said her prosecutors wouldn't move to send a defendant to Rikers 'without consideration of the risk that poses to defendants.' Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Fr...→

Elections : City Limits

Elections : City Limits

The candidates. The issues. Whether and how democracy gets delivered, each Election Day. Read full article: Elections : City Limits...→

Opinion Archives : City Limits

A recent court ruling ‘is just the latest in a storied history of a systemic disregard for the dignity and humanity of people who live in three-quarter houses. [...] Read full article: Opinion Archives : City Limits...→

DONATE: City Limits

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You make our work happen. New Yorkers depend on us. For over 40 years, our journalists have held New York accountable for living by our ideals. We look out for [...] Read full article: DONATE: City Limits...→

Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing the Digital Divide is More Urgent Than Ever

Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing the Digital Divide is More Urgent Than Ever

'The Coronavirus crisis presents a critical chance in addressing the opportunity gap that limits Black and Latino youth from low income communities from enteri [...] Read full article: Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing ...→

Opinion: Bail Reform is About Keeping my Neighbors Home

Opinion: Bail Reform is About Keeping my Neighbors Home

'It is brutal to remove people from their families and subject them to the cruel punishment of incarceration while they are supposedly 'presumed innocent.' ' Read full article: Opinion: Bail Reform is About Keeping my...→

Coalición de Inmigración de Nueva York Archives : City Limits

Activistas dicen que la respuesta del gobierno al COVID-19 ignora a un importante sector de la población neoyorkina: sus 4.5 millones de inmigrantes. Read full article: Coalición de Inmigración de Nueva York A...→

Freeze on Rent, Mortgage Payments and Utilities Sought as COVID Impact Grows

Freeze on Rent, Mortgage Payments and Utilities Sought as COVID Impact Grows

Housing advocates have called on the city and state to develop a $10 billion relief package that includes a moratorium on rent, mortgage and utility payments Read full article: Freeze on Rent, Mortgage Payments and Ut...→

City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Population Amid Coronavirus Crisis

City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Population Amid Coronavirus Crisis

A Brooklyn Councilmember believes the de Blasio administration is moving towards a policy of temporarily releasing medically vulnerable inmates, as advocates d [...] Read full article: City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Popul...→

Algunas salas de emergencias se ven inundadas por personas con miedo pero sin síntomas

Algunas salas de emergencias se ven inundadas por personas con miedo pero sin síntomas

'No podemos rechazarlos por lo que son atendidos incluso si no muestran síntomas, haciendo que el departamento de emergencias gaste tiempo en pacientes sanos c [...] Read full article: Algunas salas de emergencias se ven inun...→

City's Day Laborers Worry More About Collapsing Economy Than Coronavirus

City's Day Laborers Worry More About Collapsing Economy Than Coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus could mean additional agony for hundreds of day laborers, mostly Latin American immigrants, who stand on the corner of 69th Street an [...] Read full article: City's Day Laborers Worry More About Col...→

Some ERs Getting Overwhelmed by People With Fear But No Symptoms

Some ERs Getting Overwhelmed by People With Fear But No Symptoms

The uncertainty has them in a frenzy, and even when we tell them they are not showing symptoms, they insist on being tested or seen by a doctor. We can’t turn [...] Read full article: Some ERs Getting Overwhelmed by People W...→

Advocates Demand Protection for Immigrants at ‘Front Lines’ of Coronavirus Outbreak

Advocates Demand Protection for Immigrants at ‘Front Lines’ of Coronavirus Outbreak

Many immigrant workers in food service, childcare and the cleaning industries don’t have the luxury of working from home, making them especially vulnerable to [...] Read full article: Advocates Demand Protection for Immigran...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Call for Arrest Moratorium as DOC Worker Dies

The Coronavirus Thread: Call for Arrest Moratorium as DOC Worker Dies

News broke early Monday afternoon that a city Department of Correction worker had died of Coronavirus on Sunday night. Moments later, the Legal Aid Society mad [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Call for Arrest ...→

Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flushing Waterfront Plan

Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flushing Waterfront Plan

'Downtown Flushing is not immune to the consequences of transformative large-scale new development that inadvertently leaves many behind.' Read full article: Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flus...→

Adina Berliant, Author at City Limits

Amid reports of panic buying, all was normal at many supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods on Friday. Read full article: Adina Berliant, Author at City Limits...→

Daniel Parra, Author at City Limits

Voting in the 2018 general election at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Polling station located on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx.... Daniel, City Limi [...] Read full article: Daniel Parra, Author at City Limits...→

Opinion: The Rights of Three-Quarter House Residents Still Don’t Matter

Opinion: The Rights of Three-Quarter House Residents Still Don’t Matter

A recent court ruling 'is just the latest in a storied history of a systemic disregard for the dignity and humanity of people who live in three-quarter houses. [...] Read full article: Opinion: The Rights of Three-Quarter Hou...→

'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecciones de vivienda que condujo al estancamiento de Bushwick

'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecciones de vivienda que condujo al estancamiento de Bushwick

Entre otras disputas, ambas partes discutieron sobre lo que podría parecer una simple cuestión de hecho: si la visión de los locales para el vecindario —el pla [...] Read full article: 'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecci...→

COVID-19's Hidden Airport Crisis: Uninsured Immigrant Workers

COVID-19's Hidden Airport Crisis: Uninsured Immigrant Workers

Union members are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would provide airport workers with supplemental pay to buy health insurance. Read full article: COVID-19's Hidden Airport Crisis: Uninsu...→

Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Arabic Percussion

Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Arabic Percussion

'I have evolved my own identity based on the different cultures I’ve been interacting with.' Read full article: Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Ara...→

amazon Archives : City Limits

The de Blasio administration’s vision will take decades to realize. But in the near term, a subway station must be funded, a nonprofit steering entity created, [...] Read full article: amazon Archives : City Limits...→

Investigative Series : City Limits

In-depth series on problems and solutions in New York City. Missing Teachers October 2018 Across the city, state and nation, students deal with missing teacher [...] Read full article: Investigative Series : City Limits...→

Age Justice : City Limits

Age Justice : City Limits

Obstacles and opportunities in a graying city. Supported by New York Foundation. Read full article: Age Justice : City Limits...→

Mapping the Future : City Limits

Mapping the Future : City Limits

Mapping the Future investigates and explains the history, economics, politics and policies that shape the way land is used in the city of New York and beyond. [...] Read full article: Mapping the Future : City Limits...→

NYC Toolkit : City Limits

City Limits exists to equip New York City residents to be better civic participants and take a bigger role in shaping the future of the five boroughs. These on [...] Read full article: NYC Toolkit : City Limits...→

Boroughs : City Limits

Purushottam Panthi is planning to register a nonprofit organization in memory of his son, Shree.... ‘While the city is not undertaking an area-wide rezoning at [...] Read full article: Boroughs : City Limits...→

Our Content Sharing Policy : City Limits

Our mission is to create a more just democracy by giving citizens the information they need to make smart, empowered decisions about the New York City’s most p [...] Read full article: Our Content Sharing Policy : City Limits...→

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City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in New York Hospitals

City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in New York Hospitals

A City Council hearing discussed alleged abuses committed by immigration officers against detained people who are hospitalized in the city. Read full article: City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in ...→

Downzoning Differences: Clash Over Housing Projections Led to Bushwick Stalemate

Downzoning Differences: Clash Over Housing Projections Led to Bushwick Stalemate

The two sides disagreed on what might seem like a simple, factual question: whether or not the stakeholders’ vision for the neighborhood was a 'downzoning.' Read full article: Downzoning Differences: Clash Over Housi...→

Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries Amid Coronavirus Worry

Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries Amid Coronavirus Worry

In the Chinese community, people started to hoard rice and other durable foods. Several Chinese supermarkets found their sales of rice had jumped 50 percent, a [...] Read full article: Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries...→

Opinion: End the Hate Filled Tirade Against NY Bail Laws

Opinion: End the Hate Filled Tirade Against NY Bail Laws

'Any changes that add pretrial racial profiling or expand unjust money bail to these reforms are an intentional attack against communities of color, disabled p [...] Read full article: Opinion: End the Hate Filled Tirade Agai...→

Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Bronx Demands More Support

Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Bronx Demands More Support

'City agencies need to be prepared with supportive planning and infrastructure to ensure that commuters have a positive transit experience.' Read full article: Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Br...→

High Risk Seen in City's Proposed System for Feeding Seniors

High Risk Seen in City's Proposed System for Feeding Seniors

Department for the Aging is being criticized by providers and some advocates for adding an array of new requirements to its program without additional funding. Read full article: High Risk Seen in City's Proposed System...→

Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares Story in 'Warning' to Others About New Visa Policy Confusion

Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares Story in 'Warning' to Others About New Visa Policy Confusion

In an interview with Nowy Dziennik, a Polish woman shares her story of being detained when trying to re-entering the U.S. for overstaying a previous visa. Read full article: Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares ...→

Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule, Explained

Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule, Explained

Fear over implementation of the policy has led to many immigrants disenrolling in public benefit programs, sometimes needlessly. Read full article: Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ R...→

MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access-a-Ride Pilot, Despite Protests from Users

MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access-a-Ride Pilot, Despite Protests from Users

The MTA plans to limit the number of trips Access-a-Ride users can take under a popular pilot program that allows them to book rides on-demand. Those changes w [...] Read full article: MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access...→

Audiencia para establecer una zona de cese y desistimiento en el este de Nueva York

Audiencia para establecer una zona de cese y desistimiento en el este de Nueva York

Una zona de cese y desistimiento ha hecho parte de la lista de deseos de las organizaciones comunitarias que plantearon su preocupación por la rezonificación d [...] Read full article: Audiencia para establecer una zona de ce...→

Economic Development Archives : City Limits

A judge ruled that the neighborhood organizations that brought the suit were right in arguing that the city had failed to abide by zoning rules governing ‘larg [...] Read full article: Economic Development Archives : City Lim...→

Jewish Community Leaders Dine in Chinatown in Show of Support Amid Coronavirus Fears

Jewish Community Leaders Dine in Chinatown in Show of Support Amid Coronavirus Fears

'By dining here, we want to show that there is nothing to be afraid of in Chinatown and discrimination has no space here.' Read full article: Jewish Community Leaders Dine in Chinato...→

Robert Jackson, Author at City Limits

Office of Sen. Jackson... The author at a recent protest at the State Capitol. Read full article: Robert Jackson, Author at City Limits...→

Hearing Ahead for East New York 'Cease-and-Desist' Zone

Hearing Ahead for East New York 'Cease-and-Desist' Zone

'If won,' the backers note, 'this would be the only zone in all of Brooklyn, a borough rapidly undergoing gentrification.' Read full article: Hearing Ahead for East New York 'Cease-a...→

Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spotlights Struggles of City’s Asian Americans

Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spotlights Struggles of City’s Asian Americans

Nanoom House has converted a two-story single family home into a refuge for 20 or so homeless Korean immigrants. Facing an onslaught of pressure from neighbors [...] Read full article: Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spot...→

Opinion: Only Media Pressure Can Get State Elections Board to Change

Opinion: Only Media Pressure Can Get State Elections Board to Change

In January, a federal judge concluded that the Board of Elections’ practice of rendering voters 'inactive' based on post office errors, and then keeping the na [...] Read full article: Opinion: Only Media Pressure Can Get Sta...→

Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Again Balk on Rental Help for the Homeless

Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Again Balk on Rental Help for the Homeless

Home Stability Support has the support of tenants’ rights advocates and the landlord lobby, but there’s a major snag: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resisted it. Read full article: Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Agai...→

Opinion: Just Say No to the Roll-back of Criminal Justice Reforms

Opinion: Just Say No to the Roll-back of Criminal Justice Reforms

'The tactics being employed to amend and roll back newly enacted changes to New York State’s bail laws are the same tactics used for decades to entrench racial [...] Read full article: Opinion: Just Say No to the Roll-back of...→

Afrocentric Schools Archives : City Limits

Although Afrocentric schools have been around since the 1970s, new ones have been popping up across the country in recent years, including in Brooklyn, as pare [...] Read full article: Afrocentric Schools Archives : City Limi...→

Community Board Approves Flushing Waterfront Plan, Despite Opposition

Community Board Approves Flushing Waterfront Plan, Despite Opposition

Despite loud chants of "no more luxury residential buildings" from opponents, Queens Community Board 7 approved a rezoning plan that would green light a waterf [...] Read full article: Community Board Approves Flushing Waterf...→

It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Concerns About NYC's Online Learning

It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Concerns About NYC's Online Learning

Making sure students have laptops is important. But teachers and parents say access to WiFi, guides for how to navigate online learning, a clearer set of goals [...] Read full article: It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Co...→

Sistema de transporte en situación 'crítica' por crisis del COVID-19

Sistema de transporte en situación 'crítica' por crisis del COVID-19

Las penurias de la MTA van más allá de la pérdida de usuarios y dinero procedente de las tarifas de viaje. Sus otras fuentes de ingreso – que incluyen peajes, [...] Read full article: Sistema de transporte en situación 'crít...→

Online Learning Means New Barriers for NYC's Homeless Students

Online Learning Means New Barriers for NYC's Homeless Students

Online learning is a challenge for many students and their families. For the thousands of kids living in homeless shelters, the obstacles are even higher. Read full article: Online Learning Means New Barriers for N...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population Hits Milestone as Releases Slowly Mount

The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population Hits Milestone as Releases Slowly Mount

As of 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, there were 23,112 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City and 365 deaths had been recorded. As of Thursday evening, at [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population ...→

Aumenta la presión para liberar a las personas en centros de detención de ICE luego del primer caso positivo

Aumenta la presión para liberar a las personas en centros de detención de ICE luego del primer caso positivo

Ahora que el escenario previsto por varias organizaciones y médicos sobre la posibilidad de que un inmigrante en un centro de detención de ICE diera positivo a [...] Read full article: Aumenta la presión para liberar a las pe...→

Opinion: Cuomo Must Act to Save Jailed Parolees from COVID-19

Opinion: Cuomo Must Act to Save Jailed Parolees from COVID-19

'They cannot self-quarantine, or wash their hands because they have no soap, and they cannot care for a sick family member. They deserve our attention and comp [...] Read full article: Opinion: Cuomo Must Act to Save Jailed P...→

New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Program as COVID Squeezes Incomes

New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Program as COVID Squeezes Incomes

Supporters say it looks like a key homeowner-assistance program could be left out of this year's state spending plan. Read full article: New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Progra...→

As New Yorkers Seek Social Distancing Space, Advocates Call to Close Some Streets to Cars

As New Yorkers Seek Social Distancing Space, Advocates Call to Close Some Streets to Cars

As coronavirus continues to spread through New York, t’s shifting how we consider and allocate public space, and streets in particular. Read full article: As New Yorkers Seek Social Distancing Sp...→

Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, but only if it’s Socially Responsible

Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, but only if it’s Socially Responsible

'Social distancing should not just be about protecting yourself and your family from the epidemic or avoid passing contagion to others. It should be an opportu [...] Read full article: Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, ...→

Opinion: Home Stability Support Needed Now to Boost Rental Assistance Amid COVID-19

Opinion: Home Stability Support Needed Now to Boost Rental Assistance Amid COVID-19

'HSS would ensure that our state’s most vulnerable residents can continue to afford rent and remain in secure homes in these uncertain times and even after the [...] Read full article: Opinion: Home Stability Support Needed N...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees Billions in Revenue Loss to City

The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees Billions in Revenue Loss to City

Also: Workforce developments leaders are seeking sweeping city action to save careers. And the gov shuts barber shops and tattoo parlors. Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees...→

Trump's Use of Phrase 'Chinese Virus' Stirs Debate Among His Chinese American Supporters

Trump's Use of Phrase 'Chinese Virus' Stirs Debate Among His Chinese American Supporters

President Trump calling COVID-19 the 'Chinese virus' has triggered a reaction across the Chinese community, with some supporters saying it may change their vot [...] Read full article: Trump's Use of Phrase 'Chinese Virus' St...→

Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Front Line of Disease Response

Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Front Line of Disease Response

Jack Lee, like 400,000 of his fellow, mostly immigrant food delivery workers, has found himself on the front line of this fast developing crisis. Read full article: Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Fron...→

Seniors' Housing Needs are a Special Challenge

Seniors' Housing Needs are a Special Challenge

Rents are rising for seniors as they are for everyone else. But a fixed income, vulnerability to harassment and age-related physical impairments raise the hous [...] Read full article: Seniors' Housing Needs are a Special Cha...→

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Sign up to recieve our newsletters, follow City Limits, send a news tip, become a member, donate and attend City Limits events. Get involved. Read full article: Get Involved with City Limits: City Limi...→

Current NYC case total (March 19, 10 a.m.): 3,615 Deaths: 22 Send story tips to [...]

Current NYC case total (March 19, 10 a.m.): 3,615 Deaths: 22 Send story tips to coronavirus@citylimits.org. Latest coverage here. Need help or info? Check out [...] Read full article: Current NYC case total (March 19, 10 a.m...→

bail reform Archives : City Limits

‘It is brutal to remove people from their families and subject them to the cruel punishment of incarceration while they are supposedly ‘presumed innocent.’ ‘.. [...] Read full article: bail reform Archives : City Limits...→

As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds, Asian Grocery Stores are Well-Stocked

As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds, Asian Grocery Stores are Well-Stocked

While some mainstream retail chain stores have run out of items like toilet paper and canned foods, many supermarkets run by Chinese and Korean immigrants have [...] Read full article: As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds...→

NYC Coronavirus Crisis: Resources for You : City Limits

Compiled by Coleson Smith Contents: Key public health information Official resources Health and treatment tips Unemployment assistance Business assistance Food [...] Read full article: NYC Coronavirus Crisis: Resources for Yo...→

Brad Lander Archives : City Limits

‘They heard us for the most part but they did not get everything right. And that is what this part is about.’... The city’s framework leaves big questions to a [...] Read full article: Brad Lander Archives : City Limits...→

The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Halts Shared Access-a-Ride Trips Amid Crisis, Postpones Changes to Popular Pilot Program

The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Halts Shared Access-a-Ride Trips Amid Crisis, Postpones Changes to Popular Pilot Program

The mayor said broad income support would be necessary and at a scale beyond the city or state's capacity. "We need the federal government to play a much bigge [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: MTA Halts Shared...→

Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New York Fight Coronavirus

Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New York Fight Coronavirus

'Make no mistake: budget cuts to healthcare won’t reduce the spread of coronavirus or lessen its impact. In fact, as we have seen in Washington state, cuts tha [...] Read full article: Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New Yo...→

The Coronavirus Thread: State's Case Total Tops 1,300

The Coronavirus Thread: State's Case Total Tops 1,300

Tuesday, March 17, 2:20 p.m.... According to the state health department, here’s the breakdown of known New York State cases. Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: State's Case Tot...→

Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Party Industry Reacts to Coronavirus

Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Party Industry Reacts to Coronavirus

In the days before COVID-19 led to the closing of New York City Public Schools and gathering spaces, a group of party promoters in New York City’s queer commun [...] Read full article: Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Par...→

Gym Closed? A Home Workout for an Anxious Time

Gym Closed? A Home Workout for an Anxious Time

'We have been coming up with routines to make sure we are staying committed to our well-being while cooped up.' Read full article: Gym Closed? A Home Workout for an Anxiou...→

Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis

Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis

Colleges can shift to online learning. Teams can cancel sporting events. Restaurants might close. But the services on which homeless New Yorkers depend—like so [...] Read full article: Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis...→

Opinion: This Health Crisis is a Hunger Crisis, Too

Opinion: This Health Crisis is a Hunger Crisis, Too

'Unless government takes immediate, bold action, food-insecure Americans will be hit even harder, and their troubles will likely extend long beyond the life of [...] Read full article: Opinion: This Health Crisis is a Hunger ...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in Some Nabes, Calm in Others

The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in Some Nabes, Calm in Others

Amid reports of panic buying, all was normal at many supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods on Friday. Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in ...→

Hospitals Hit for Debt-Collection Practices

Hospitals Hit for Debt-Collection Practices

Despite being nonprofits and receiving billions in subsidies, New York State hospitals went to court more than 30,000 times over the past five years to force p [...] Read full article: Hospitals Hit for Debt-Collection Practi...→

Emergency Grants Can Help Stop Homelessness — if You Have a Lawyer

Emergency Grants Can Help Stop Homelessness — if You Have a Lawyer

Nearly 900,000 families may have received 'one-shot deals' from the city over the past decade, but chances are only those who had an attorney—as well as a chec [...] Read full article: Emergency Grants Can Help Stop Homelessn...→

Jeanmarie Evelly, Author at City Limits

Radeha Haque a Junior at Bronx Science, entring a subway station in Queens early Monday morning. During her hour plus commute to school Haque negotiates two tr [...] Read full article: Jeanmarie Evelly, Author at City Limits...→

Arabic Archives : City Limits

‘I have evolved my own identity based on the different cultures I’ve been interacting with.’ Read full article: Arabic Archives : City Limits...→

Sadef Ali Kully, Author at City Limits

This site at Evergreen Avenue and Menahan Street in Bushwick has already been redeveloped. Local stakeholders and city officials disagreed on how much housing [...] Read full article: Sadef Ali Kully, Author at City Limits...→

About Us: City Limits

City Limits uses investigative journalism through the prism of New York City to identify urban problems, examine their causes, explore solutions, and equip com [...] Read full article: About Us: City Limits...→

Staten Island Archives : City Limits

There were 44 votes in favor of the rezoning plan and two votes, by Staten Island Republican Councilmembers Steve Matteo and Joseph Borelli, against the plan.. [...] Read full article: Staten Island Archives : City Limits...→

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Latest on housing, government, envrionment, transit and justice in New York City. Daily updates from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island. Read full article: News : City Limits...→

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Economic news about Workers, Real Estate, Business and more. Read full article: Economic News: City Limits...→

The Max & Murphy Show : NYC Politics Podcast: City Limits

Podcast on politics and government news in NYC. Guests from City Hall, Borough Halls, Albany and more. By Jarrett Murphy and Ben Max of Gotham Gazette. Read full article: The Max & Murphy Show : NYC Politics Pod...→

Government News: City Limits: New York City

Latest news on NYC politics, representatives, councilmembers, selnators, elections and primaries. News from Borough Halls, City Hall and Albany. Read full article: Government News: City Limits: New York C...→

CLARIFY:The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative For Youth : City Limits

Never miss a probing investigative report, thought-provoking op-ed or news making podcast... City Limits' Housing and Development Bulletin. News and Tools for [...] Read full article: CLARIFY:The City Limits Accountability R...→

Justice Archives : City Limits

A City Council hearing discussed alleged abuses committed by immigration officers against detained people who are hospitalized in the city.... A new report say [...] Read full article: Justice Archives : City Limits...→

Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shortage in Debate Over New NY Pipeline

Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shortage in Debate Over New NY Pipeline

The report, prepared for an environmental group, comes as National Grid begins a series of public meetings about its strategy for meeting what it says will be [...] Read full article: Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shorta...→

The Squirrel Next Door: A Wildlife Sanctuary in Clinton Hill

The Squirrel Next Door: A Wildlife Sanctuary in Clinton Hill

The New York State Department of Conservation grants licenses to those wishing to aid injured or abandoned wildlife. Read full article: The Squirrel Next Door: A Wildlife Sanct...→

Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus: Key Decisions Loom

Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus: Key Decisions Loom

New York City might have to adopt much more dramatic measures, like the closure of schools, if the local case count tops 100, a public-health expert says. Read full article: Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus...→

businesses Archives : City Limits

Unlike the Gowanus Canal or Newtown Creek, two other Superfund sites in the city, there has been little advocacy or controversy around the site on Irving Avenu [...] Read full article: businesses Archives : City Limits...→

bail Archives : City Limits

As the governor and state lawmakers wrestle with weighty issues like congestion pricing and marijuana legalization during the state budget process, hope has sl [...] Read full article: bail Archives : City Limits...→

Father Remembers 10-Year-Old Son Killed in Queens Sanitation Truck Crash

Father Remembers 10-Year-Old Son Killed in Queens Sanitation Truck Crash

Purushottam Panthi is planning to register a nonprofit organization in memory of his son, Shree. Read full article: Father Remembers 10-Year-Old Son Killed ...→

What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and Elizabeth Offer NYers

What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and Elizabeth Offer NYers

ocal fans of the top Democratic hopefuls rattled off talking points and spoke from the heart during a special live-audience, extended version of the Max & Murp [...] Read full article: What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and El...→

Development Archives : City Limits

Other than the fact that there’s been no environmental impact statement and an unelected official will provide the borough-wide recommendation on it, everythin [...] Read full article: Development Archives : City Limits...→

Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado es un inmigrante naturalizado

Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado es un inmigrante naturalizado

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en las elecciones de 2020. Read full article: Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado...→

Interim Borough President Set To Vote On Controversial Flushing Creek Rezoning

Interim Borough President Set To Vote On Controversial Flushing Creek Rezoning

Other than the fact that there's been no environmental impact statement and an unelected official will provide the borough-wide recommendation on it, everythin [...] Read full article: Interim Borough President Set To Vote On...→

New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Electoral Fiasco, Worry About Next Election

New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Electoral Fiasco, Worry About Next Election

Dominicans in New York are frustrated by the political situation in their native country, where a recent election had to be rescheduled after a technology snaf [...] Read full article: New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Elector...→

Many NYC Seniors Sill Face the Threat of Evictions

Many NYC Seniors Sill Face the Threat of Evictions

The city uses a patchwork of social services and subsidies to keep elders aging in place, but they can be difficult to qualify for and their funds are limited. Read full article: Many NYC Seniors Sill Face the Threat of...→

Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Rally Around a Unity Budget

Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Rally Around a Unity Budget

'Climate, education, healthcare, housing—these are urgent budget priorities set against the backdrop of a roughly $6 billion shortfall. True progressives have [...] Read full article: Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Ra...→

Hopes for Improving Anti-Redlining Law Take a Backseat to Saving It

Hopes for Improving Anti-Redlining Law Take a Backseat to Saving It

The CRA, a crucial but flawed tool intended to give communities leverage over banks, is up for reform—and though community advocates have long advocated for su [...] Read full article: Hopes for Improving Anti-Redlining Law T...→

2020 Ring Masters ChampionshipsThe Road to the Garden : City Limits

For the third consecutive year, City Limits is proud to be a media sponsor of this major amateur tournament. For more information, please visit USA Boxing Metr [...] Read full article: 2020 Ring Masters ChampionshipsThe Road ...→

NYC Latino Activists Volunteer for 'Tío' Sanders in Nevada

NYC Latino Activists Volunteer for 'Tío' Sanders in Nevada

A contingent of activists with Make the Road Action joined the march for immigrant and housing rights held in Las Vegas in support of Bernie Sanders. Read full article: NYC Latino Activists Volunteer for 'Tío'...→

Documental que enseña sobre la autodefensa contra el desplazamiento urbano

Documental que enseña sobre la autodefensa contra el desplazamiento urbano

En un nuevo cortometraje llamado “Defending Your Block: How to Stay, Fight and Build” (Defendiendo tu cuadra: Cómo quedarse, luchar y construir), Vázquez Iriza [...] Read full article: Documental que enseña sobre la autodefen...→

A Guide to Your Rights in Homeless Shelters

A Guide to Your Rights in Homeless Shelters

It covers everything from privacy to diet, voting to disabilities, public benefits to income savings; explains supportive housing and vouchers; talks about how [...] Read full article: A Guide to Your Rights in Homeless Shelt...→

A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harrison's Transit Plan

A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harrison's Transit Plan

What Pete Harrison lacks in money and name recognition he is hoping to make up with bold ideas, like a $1.7 trillion plan to provide free transit for all Read full article: A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harr...→

Q&A: Museum of the City of NY Curator on Making Census Data Fun

Q&A: Museum of the City of NY Curator on Making Census Data Fun

Exhibit curator Monxo López talks with El Correo about a new exhibit of works that use census data to tell stories of the city. Read full article: Q&A: Museum of the City of NY Curator on...→

Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled to Save a Wounded Brooklyn

Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled to Save a Wounded Brooklyn

'Rebecca Reich had planted herself in front of me at a City Limits event to ask why we weren’t writing about the fierce battle being waged in her neighborhood. [...] Read full article: Remembering Rebecca Reich, Who Battled t...→

It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Concerns About NYC's Online Learning

It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Concerns About NYC's Online Learning

Making sure students have laptops is important. But teachers and parents say access to WiFi, guides for how to navigate online learning, a clearer set of goals [...] Read full article: It's More Than Machines: The Emerging Co...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Immediate Rent Freeze

The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Immediate Rent Freeze

As of 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27, there were 26,697 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City, 5,039 people have been hospitalized and 450 deaths had been recor [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Mayor Seeks Imme...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends School Closure, Names New Hospital Sites

The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends School Closure, Names New Hospital Sites

As of 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, there were 25,573 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City and 366 deaths had been recorded. As of Thursday evening, at [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Cuomo Extends Sc...→

Online Learning Means New Barriers for NYC's Homeless Students

Online Learning Means New Barriers for NYC's Homeless Students

Online learning is a challenge for many students and their families. For the thousands of kids living in homeless shelters, the obstacles are even higher. Read full article: Online Learning Means New Barriers for N...→

Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Problems for Seniors and Families

Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Problems for Seniors and Families

Nursing homes across New York City and around the country have been restricting visitors and in many cases banning anyone that is not essential staff from ente [...] Read full article: Nursing Home Lockdown Creates Unique Pro...→

NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It Doesn't Really Sink in Until it is Near You'

NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It Doesn't Really Sink in Until it is Near You'

'I am trying to take all precautions. I rarely even go shopping. If I need to buy something I go to a Polish deli,' one resident told Polish-language newspaper [...] Read full article: NY's Polish Americans on COVID-19: 'It D...→

Aumenta la presión para liberar a las personas en centros de detención de ICE luego del primer caso positivo

Aumenta la presión para liberar a las personas en centros de detención de ICE luego del primer caso positivo

Ahora que el escenario previsto por varias organizaciones y médicos sobre la posibilidad de que un inmigrante en un centro de detención de ICE diera positivo a [...] Read full article: Aumenta la presión para liberar a las pe...→

Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Crisis

Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Crisis

'Cuomo must now deepen the social contract he spoke so eloquently about, and cancel rents during the coronavirus pandemic and pass the HSS bill for the tenants [...] Read full article: Opinion: How to Fix the COVID Housing Cr...→

Several Proposals Circulate for Giving Relief to Tenants Crushed by COVID-19

Several Proposals Circulate for Giving Relief to Tenants Crushed by COVID-19

Among the ideas: allowing tenants to tap into security deposits, creating a $10 billion relief fund, and cancelling three months' worth of rent and mortgage pa [...] Read full article: Several Proposals Circulate for Giving R...→

New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Program as COVID Squeezes Incomes

New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Program as COVID Squeezes Incomes

Supporters say it looks like a key homeowner-assistance program could be left out of this year's state spending plan. Read full article: New Focus on Homeowner Assistance Progra...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to be Accelerating, Cuomo Says

The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to be Accelerating, Cuomo Says

Meanwhile, the city comptroller 'forecasts a very sharp decline in specific sectors from March through the end of June, particularly in hotels, restaurants, re [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Virus Appears to...→

Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de COVID-19 en riesgo y sin protección

Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de COVID-19 en riesgo y sin protección

La preocupación por las licencias por enfermedad es sólo una de las preocupaciones que enfrentan los trabajadores de los restaurantes. Una más profunda es que [...] Read full article: Trabajadores de restaurantes en medio de...→

Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, but only if it’s Socially Responsible

Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, but only if it’s Socially Responsible

'Social distancing should not just be about protecting yourself and your family from the epidemic or avoid passing contagion to others. It should be an opportu [...] Read full article: Opinion: Social Distancing Saves Lives, ...→

Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos en la primera línea de la defensa contra el coronavirus 

Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos en la primera línea de la defensa contra el coronavirus 

Jack Lee, como 400.000 de sus compañeros, en su mayoría inmigrantes que trabajan como repartidores de comida, se ha encontrado en la primera línea de respuesta [...] Read full article: Los repartidores se enfrentan a desafíos...→

Following Orders: A Timeline of State and City Action on COVID

Following Orders: A Timeline of State and City Action on COVID

As a resource, City Limits has compiled the executive actions taken by Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. Read full article: Following Orders: A Timeline of State an...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees Billions in Revenue Loss to City

The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees Billions in Revenue Loss to City

Also: Workforce developments leaders are seeking sweeping city action to save careers. And the gov shuts barber shops and tattoo parlors. Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Comptroller Sees...→

COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System With a ‘Really Dire Situation’

COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System With a ‘Really Dire Situation’

'Mass transit is asking for a pittance compared to what they’re asking for,' says one expert. 'No eyes should be batted at $4 billion.' Read full article: COVID-19 Crisis Confronts Transit System...→

Chinese Americans Archives : City Limits

President Trump calling COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’ has triggered a reaction across the Chinese community, with some supporters saying it may change their vot [...] Read full article: Chinese Americans Archives : City Limits...→

Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Front Line of Disease Response

Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Front Line of Disease Response

Jack Lee, like 400,000 of his fellow, mostly immigrant food delivery workers, has found himself on the front line of this fast developing crisis. Read full article: Delivery Workers Face Challenges on Fron...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Free 116 From Rikers, Citing COVID Threat

The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Free 116 From Rikers, Citing COVID Threat

And the Queens district attorney said her prosecutors wouldn't move to send a defendant to Rikers 'without consideration of the risk that poses to defendants.' Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Suit Filed to Fr...→

Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Poverty Among Seniors

Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Poverty Among Seniors

Amid the debates about how the minimum wage or better schools might reduce poverty are a million New Yorkers who are largely beyond the reach of those policies [...] Read full article: Aging in New York: City Wrestles with Po...→

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Opinion Archives : City Limits

A recent court ruling ‘is just the latest in a storied history of a systemic disregard for the dignity and humanity of people who live in three-quarter houses. [...] Read full article: Opinion Archives : City Limits...→

News Archives : City Limits

Housing advocates have called on the city and state to develop a $10 billion relief package that includes a moratorium on rent, mortgage and utility payments.. [...] Read full article: News Archives : City Limits...→

Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing the Digital Divide is More Urgent Than Ever

Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing the Digital Divide is More Urgent Than Ever

'The Coronavirus crisis presents a critical chance in addressing the opportunity gap that limits Black and Latino youth from low income communities from enteri [...] Read full article: Opinion: Amid the COVID Crisis, Closing ...→

As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds, Asian Grocery Stores are Well-Stocked

As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds, Asian Grocery Stores are Well-Stocked

While some mainstream retail chain stores have run out of items like toilet paper and canned foods, many supermarkets run by Chinese and Korean immigrants have [...] Read full article: As City's Chain Supermarkets Draw Crowds...→

Coalición de Inmigración de Nueva York Archives : City Limits

Activistas dicen que la respuesta del gobierno al COVID-19 ignora a un importante sector de la población neoyorkina: sus 4.5 millones de inmigrantes. Read full article: Coalición de Inmigración de Nueva York A...→

NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus residentes

NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus residentes

NYCHA anunció que llevará a cabo una limpieza agresiva de sus complejos residenciales y que distribuirá información entre los residentes. Read full article: NYCHA evalúa planes para proteger a sus ...→

Brad Lander Archives : City Limits

‘They heard us for the most part but they did not get everything right. And that is what this part is about.’... The city’s framework leaves big questions to a [...] Read full article: Brad Lander Archives : City Limits...→

City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Population Amid Coronavirus Crisis

City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Population Amid Coronavirus Crisis

A Brooklyn Councilmember believes the de Blasio administration is moving towards a policy of temporarily releasing medically vulnerable inmates, as advocates d [...] Read full article: City Faces Pressure to Reduce Jail Popul...→

Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Businesses Await Start of Relief Programs

Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Businesses Await Start of Relief Programs

Based on anecdotal information that the NYC Department of Small Business Services has received, small businesses have seen a decline in sales from 40 percent t [...] Read full article: Nine Days After 'Black Monday', Small Bu...→

Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New York Fight Coronavirus

Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New York Fight Coronavirus

'Make no mistake: budget cuts to healthcare won’t reduce the spread of coronavirus or lessen its impact. In fact, as we have seen in Washington state, cuts tha [...] Read full article: Opinion: Taxing the Rich Can Help New Yo...→

City's Day Laborers Worry More About Collapsing Economy Than Coronavirus

City's Day Laborers Worry More About Collapsing Economy Than Coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus could mean additional agony for hundreds of day laborers, mostly Latin American immigrants, who stand on the corner of 69th Street an [...] Read full article: City's Day Laborers Worry More About Col...→

NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residents from the Virus

NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residents from the Virus

NYCHA says it plans to aggressively clean their developments and get information to their tenants about social distancing and preventive methods through email, [...] Read full article: NYCHA Discusses Plans to Protect Residen...→

Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Party Industry Reacts to Coronavirus

Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Party Industry Reacts to Coronavirus

In the days before COVID-19 led to the closing of New York City Public Schools and gathering spaces, a group of party promoters in New York City’s queer commun [...] Read full article: Lessons of AIDS in Mind as Queer Sex Par...→

Advocates Demand Protection for Immigrants at ‘Front Lines’ of Coronavirus Outbreak

Advocates Demand Protection for Immigrants at ‘Front Lines’ of Coronavirus Outbreak

Many immigrant workers in food service, childcare and the cleaning industries don’t have the luxury of working from home, making them especially vulnerable to [...] Read full article: Advocates Demand Protection for Immigran...→

The Coronavirus Crisis : City Limits

As New York confronts a deadly pandemic, City Limits brings you coverage about how the disease—and the response—will affect the most vulnerable Read full article: The Coronavirus Crisis : City Limits...→

Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis

Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis

Colleges can shift to online learning. Teams can cancel sporting events. Restaurants might close. But the services on which homeless New Yorkers depend—like so [...] Read full article: Homeless Services Reacting to the Crisis...→

Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flushing Waterfront Plan

Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flushing Waterfront Plan

'Downtown Flushing is not immune to the consequences of transformative large-scale new development that inadvertently leaves many behind.' Read full article: Interim Beep Calls for Rejection of Flus...→

Joel Berg, Author at City Limits

In 2018, 14.7 million (nearly one in ten) U.S. workers, most of whom were in service jobs, were paid so little that they couldn’t afford food.... ‘Unless gover [...] Read full article: Joel Berg, Author at City Limits...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in Some Nabes, Calm in Others

The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in Some Nabes, Calm in Others

Amid reports of panic buying, all was normal at many supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods on Friday. Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Panic-Buying in ...→

Daniel Parra, Author at City Limits

Voting in the 2018 general election at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Polling station located on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx.... Daniel, City Limi [...] Read full article: Daniel Parra, Author at City Limits...→

School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

At P.S. 124, the Yung Wing School in Chinatown, where more than 90 percent of students are Asian, more than 50 – or 10 to 15 percent of students – missed schoo [...] Read full article: School Absences Rise in Chinatown Amid C...→

'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecciones de vivienda que condujo al estancamiento de Bushwick

'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecciones de vivienda que condujo al estancamiento de Bushwick

Entre otras disputas, ambas partes discutieron sobre lo que podría parecer una simple cuestión de hecho: si la visión de los locales para el vecindario —el pla [...] Read full article: 'Downzoning': Confrontación por proyecci...→

Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sits on a Deck of Myths

Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sits on a Deck of Myths

'Decking over the180 acres of these rail yards isn’t the answer to the challenges facing Queens residents.' Read full article: Opinion: Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Sit...→

Jeanmarie Evelly, Author at City Limits

Radeha Haque a Junior at Bronx Science, entring a subway station in Queens early Monday morning. During her hour plus commute to school Haque negotiates two tr [...] Read full article: Jeanmarie Evelly, Author at City Limits...→

Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Arabic Percussion

Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Arabic Percussion

'I have evolved my own identity based on the different cultures I’ve been interacting with.' Read full article: Seeking a New Rhythm: NYers Tap into Ara...→

Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Development Plan

Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Development Plan

The de Blasio administration's vision will take decades to realize. But in the near term, a subway station must be funded, a nonprofit steering entity created, [...] Read full article: Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Devel...→

Sadef Ali Kully, Author at City Limits

This site at Evergreen Avenue and Menahan Street in Bushwick has already been redeveloped. Local stakeholders and city officials disagreed on how much housing [...] Read full article: Sadef Ali Kully, Author at City Limits...→

Investigative Series : City Limits

In-depth series on problems and solutions in New York City. Missing Teachers October 2018 Across the city, state and nation, students deal with missing teacher [...] Read full article: Investigative Series : City Limits...→

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Our mission and our standards City Limits exists to produce journalism that informs democracy in New York City and empowers communities. Our mission shapes our [...] Read full article: City Limits Standards and Practices : Ci...→

About Us: City Limits

City Limits uses investigative journalism through the prism of New York City to identify urban problems, examine their causes, explore solutions, and equip com [...] Read full article: About Us: City Limits...→

Age Justice : City Limits

Age Justice : City Limits

Obstacles and opportunities in a graying city. Supported by New York Foundation. Read full article: Age Justice : City Limits...→

Voices of New York : City Limits

Voices of New York : City Limits

Amplifying the city's ethnic and community press. Reporting that reflects New York's diversity. Read full article: Voices of New York : City Limits...→

NYC Toolkit : City Limits

City Limits exists to equip New York City residents to be better civic participants and take a bigger role in shaping the future of the five boroughs. These on [...] Read full article: NYC Toolkit : City Limits...→

Housing and Development Archives : City Limits

Critics say sending teams of cops, sanitation workers and outreach personnel to roust people from their makeshift homes is punishing victims rather than addres [...] Read full article: Housing and Development Archives : City ...→

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Latest on housing, government, envrionment, transit and justice in New York City. Daily updates from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island. Read full article: News : City Limits...→

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Our mission is to create a more just democracy by giving citizens the information they need to make smart, empowered decisions about the New York City’s most p [...] Read full article: Our Content Sharing Policy : City Limits...→

Queens Archives : City Limits

One of the biggest challenges to Census outreach efforts has been reaching immigrant populations, workers say — particularly in Queens, where nearly half the p [...] Read full article: Queens Archives : City Limits...→

The Max & Murphy Show : NYC Politics Podcast: City Limits

Podcast on politics and government news in NYC. Guests from City Hall, Borough Halls, Albany and more. By Jarrett Murphy and Ben Max of Gotham Gazette. Read full article: The Max & Murphy Show : NYC Politics Pod...→

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Brooklyn : City Limits

Popular grocery store The Garden and Polish butcher shop Sikorski Meat Market closed in 2019, but the neighborhood has also seen new Polish businesses open.... [...] Read full article: Brooklyn : City Limits...→

CLARIFY:The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative For Youth : City Limits

Never miss a probing investigative report, thought-provoking op-ed or news making podcast... City Limits' Housing and Development Bulletin. News and Tools for [...] Read full article: CLARIFY:The City Limits Accountability R...→

Manhattan Archives : City Limits

What’s in store for the nearly mile-long stretch between Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park remains up in the air in terms of planning, timeline, and funding, wi [...] Read full article: Manhattan Archives : City Limits...→

Health and Environment Archives : City Limits

Los latinos tuvieron las tasas más altas de población no asegurada tanto en el país como en el área metropolitana de Nueva York.... A local parents group is tr [...] Read full article: Health and Environment Archives : City L...→

Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shortage in Debate Over New NY Pipeline

Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shortage in Debate Over New NY Pipeline

The report, prepared for an environmental group, comes as National Grid begins a series of public meetings about its strategy for meeting what it says will be [...] Read full article: Report Question's Claims of a Gas Shorta...→

City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in New York Hospitals

City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in New York Hospitals

A City Council hearing discussed alleged abuses committed by immigration officers against detained people who are hospitalized in the city. Read full article: City Council Seeks To Stop ICE Abuse in ...→

wildlife Archives : City Limits

The New York State Department of Conservation grants licenses to those wishing to aid injured or abandoned wildlife.... ‘It’s somewhat counter-intuitive to sug [...] Read full article: wildlife Archives : City Limits...→

Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus: Key Decisions Loom

Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus: Key Decisions Loom

New York City might have to adopt much more dramatic measures, like the closure of schools, if the local case count tops 100, a public-health expert says. Read full article: Evaluating NYC's Response to Coronavirus...→

Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries Amid Coronavirus Worry

Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries Amid Coronavirus Worry

In the Chinese community, people started to hoard rice and other durable foods. Several Chinese supermarkets found their sales of rice had jumped 50 percent, a [...] Read full article: Chinatown Shoppers Stock Up on Groceries...→

Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to Protect Immigrants from ICE

Local activists started Sunset Park Emergency ICE Watch, a volunteer group that looks to protect the neighborhood's immigrant communities. Read full article: Neighbor Group 'Patrols' Sunset Park to ...→

bail Archives : City Limits

As the governor and state lawmakers wrestle with weighty issues like congestion pricing and marijuana legalization during the state budget process, hope has sl [...] Read full article: bail Archives : City Limits...→

Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Bronx Demands More Support

Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Bronx Demands More Support

'City agencies need to be prepared with supportive planning and infrastructure to ensure that commuters have a positive transit experience.' Read full article: Opinion: Growing Ferry Service to the Br...→

The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval at Ecuayork

The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval at Ecuayork

Far from the mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes, families from the region gathered recently to celebrate Carnaval at Sisa Pakari, an Ecuadorian cultural center [...] Read full article: The Children of Mother Earth: Carnaval a...→

What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and Elizabeth Offer NYers

What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and Elizabeth Offer NYers

ocal fans of the top Democratic hopefuls rattled off talking points and spoke from the heart during a special live-audience, extended version of the Max & Murp [...] Read full article: What Joe, Mike, Pete, Amy, Bernie and El...→

Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares Story in 'Warning' to Others About New Visa Policy Confusion

Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares Story in 'Warning' to Others About New Visa Policy Confusion

In an interview with Nowy Dziennik, a Polish woman shares her story of being detained when trying to re-entering the U.S. for overstaying a previous visa. Read full article: Polish Woman Detained at Airport Shares ...→

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en la [...]

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en las elecciones de 2020.... The big wrinkle for registered voters concerns the 202 [...] Read full article: Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes natura...→

Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado es un inmigrante naturalizado

Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado es un inmigrante naturalizado

Más de 23 millones de inmigrantes naturalizados serán elegibles para votar en las elecciones de 2020. Read full article: Uno de cada diez votantes del electorado...→

MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access-a-Ride Pilot, Despite Protests from Users

MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access-a-Ride Pilot, Despite Protests from Users

The MTA plans to limit the number of trips Access-a-Ride users can take under a popular pilot program that allows them to book rides on-demand. Those changes w [...] Read full article: MTA Moves Forward with Changes to Access...→

access-a-ride Archives : City Limits

The MTA plans to limit the number of trips Access-a-Ride users can take under a popular pilot program that allows them to book rides on-demand. Those changes w [...] Read full article: access-a-ride Archives : City Limits...→

New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Electoral Fiasco, Worry About Next Election

New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Electoral Fiasco, Worry About Next Election

Dominicans in New York are frustrated by the political situation in their native country, where a recent election had to be rescheduled after a technology snaf [...] Read full article: New York Dominicans Protest D.R. Elector...→

Economic Development Archives : City Limits

A judge ruled that the neighborhood organizations that brought the suit were right in arguing that the city had failed to abide by zoning rules governing ‘larg [...] Read full article: Economic Development Archives : City Lim...→

A Second Ruling Against City's Approval of Two Bridges Skyscrapers

A Second Ruling Against City's Approval of Two Bridges Skyscrapers

A judge ruled that the neighborhood organizations that brought the suit were right in arguing that the city had failed to abide by zoning rules governing 'larg [...] Read full article: A Second Ruling Against City's Approval ...→

Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Rally Around a Unity Budget

Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Rally Around a Unity Budget

'Climate, education, healthcare, housing—these are urgent budget priorities set against the backdrop of a roughly $6 billion shortfall. True progressives have [...] Read full article: Opinion: NY Must Reject Austerity and Ra...→

Robert Jackson, Author at City Limits

Office of Sen. Jackson... The author at a recent protest at the State Capitol. Read full article: Robert Jackson, Author at City Limits...→

Gentrification Archives : City Limits

The CRA, a crucial but flawed tool intended to give communities leverage over banks, is up for reform—and though community advocates have long advocated for su [...] Read full article: Gentrification Archives : City Limits...→

2020 Ring Masters ChampionshipsThe Road to the Garden : City Limits

For the third consecutive year, City Limits is proud to be a media sponsor of this major amateur tournament. For more information, please visit USA Boxing Metr [...] Read full article: 2020 Ring Masters ChampionshipsThe Road ...→

Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spotlights Struggles of City’s Asian Americans

Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spotlights Struggles of City’s Asian Americans

Nanoom House has converted a two-story single family home into a refuge for 20 or so homeless Korean immigrants. Facing an onslaught of pressure from neighbors [...] Read full article: Fight Over Korean Shelter in Queens Spot...→

Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know (and Don't)

Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know (and Don't)

A journalist and a biographer discuss the lessons New York learned about the 12-year mayor, and the new questions that a presidential run is raising. Read full article: Max & Murphy: The Mike Bloomberg We Know...→

Documental que enseña sobre la autodefensa contra el desplazamiento urbano

Documental que enseña sobre la autodefensa contra el desplazamiento urbano

En un nuevo cortometraje llamado “Defending Your Block: How to Stay, Fight and Build” (Defendiendo tu cuadra: Cómo quedarse, luchar y construir), Vázquez Iriza [...] Read full article: Documental que enseña sobre la autodefen...→

Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Again Balk on Rental Help for the Homeless

Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Again Balk on Rental Help for the Homeless

Home Stability Support has the support of tenants’ rights advocates and the landlord lobby, but there’s a major snag: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resisted it. Read full article: Despite Broad Support, Albany Might Agai...→

Kesi Bem Foster, Author at City Limits

Mayoral Photo Office/J. Pringle/J. Murphy... ‘The tactics being employed to amend and roll back newly enacted changes to New York State’s bail laws are the sam [...] Read full article: Kesi Bem Foster, Author at City Limits...→

A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harrison's Transit Plan

A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harrison's Transit Plan

What Pete Harrison lacks in money and name recognition he is hoping to make up with bold ideas, like a $1.7 trillion plan to provide free transit for all Read full article: A Subway Chat About NY-12 Candidate Harr...→

Afrocentric Schools Archives : City Limits

Although Afrocentric schools have been around since the 1970s, new ones have been popping up across the country in recent years, including in Brooklyn, as pare [...] Read full article: Afrocentric Schools Archives : City Limi...→

Many Latinos still believe that the citizenship question is in the 2020 Census

Many Latinos still believe that the citizenship question is in the 2020 Census

More than half of U.S. citizens of Latino descent believe that the 2020 Census includes a question about citizenship, a mistaken belief whose apparent populari [...] Read full article: Many Latinos still believe that the citi...→

Tom Robbins, Author at City Limits

The Reich family... Rebecca Reich died this week after a lifetime of advocacy for working-class New York. Read full article: Tom Robbins, Author at City Limits...→

Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayor—NYC Needs a Rent Freeze Now

Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayor—NYC Needs a Rent Freeze Now

'New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated units, the vast majority of whom have only low or moderate incomes, must be protected from the destructive financial im [...] Read full article: Opinion: Two RGB Members Agree with Mayo...→

Sistema de transporte en situación 'crítica' por crisis del COVID-19

Sistema de transporte en situación 'crítica' por crisis del COVID-19

Las penurias de la MTA van más allá de la pérdida de usuarios y dinero procedente de las tarifas de viaje. Sus otras fuentes de ingreso – que incluyen peajes, [...] Read full article: Sistema de transporte en situación 'crít...→

Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the Coronavirus Epicenter

Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the Coronavirus Epicenter

'The future of our country and planet will be won or lost in our cities. We must defend them during this outbreak and we must center them in our social and eco [...] Read full article: Opinion: Density is not Why NYC is the C...→

Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Nepalese Community During Pandemic

Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Nepalese Community During Pandemic

The group, which started on Facebook, helps connect volunteers with those in need of things like groceries and medicine. 'We are really overwhelmed with these [...] Read full article: Volunteer Group Forms to Help Queens' Ne...→

The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population Hits Milestone as Releases Slowly Mount

The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population Hits Milestone as Releases Slowly Mount

As of 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, there were 23,112 known cases of COVID-19 in New York City and 365 deaths had been recorded. As of Thursday evening, at [...] Read full article: The Coronavirus Thread: Jail Population ...→