Politics/Government

Green Grants

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages non-profits, institutions and other private property owners...

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UC Recap – May 29 – June 3

The whole brouhaha over the participation of Oscar López Rivera in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year came to a head recently...

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“All are welcome”
“Todos son bienvenidos”

I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my...
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“When we fight, we win”
“Cuando luchamos, ganamos”

Jorel Ware wore a wide smile on his face. He was at City Hall to celebrate the approval of a legislative package designed to give fast...
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Scripted for Success
Escrito para el éxito

Son los nuevos miembros de PharmDs. Los miembros de la sexta generación de graduados del Colegio de Farmacia Touro...
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Study to focus on uptown asthma rates
Estudio se centrará en las tasas de asma

Las Torres Bridge son impresionantes. Construidas por encima de la autopista Trans-Manhattan Expressway, las cuatro elevaciones perforan...
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New Challenges for Older LGBT Adults
Nuevos desafíos para adultos mayores LGBT

With LGBT Pride celebrations just around the corner, a new report‎ argues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are facing unique...
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¡Presente!

Marcharé en el Desfile del Día de Puerto Rico porque estoy orgulloso de ser puertorriqueño. Marcharé porque mi vida, y la de mi familia...
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Enough is Enough
Ya Basta de Estar Eñagotao

Por años, políticos y puertorriqueños de todas las ideologías políticas se desvivieron por unirse al coro que cantaba por la liberación de...
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Dyckman Do-Gooders
Haciendo bien en Dyckman

The service was hands on. The Dyckman Senior Center in Inwood was recently refurbished thanks to a volunteer event held on...
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The Parade Polemic
Dilema del Desfile

Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day...
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Forced, not Fair
Forzado, no justo

Lo llaman la cláusula de "estafa". Los legisladores de Nueva York y los defensores de los trabajadores se reunieron en el centro de Manhattan...
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“Blackness itself is a broken window”
“El ser negro ya es una ventana rota”

Break broken windows. During a recent discussion on the policing strategies of the New York Police Department (NYPD), advocates...
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Dial “1” for No Re-zoning
Marque “1”

Durante su campaña de 2013, el alcalde de Blasio hizo muchas promesas, una de ellas era que "crearía" o "preservaría" 200,000 unidades de...
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The Build Guild
El gremio de la construcción

Build across the boroughs. The New York Building Congress (NYBC) held its 96th anniversary Leadership Awards Luncheon at the...
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Finding Firefighters
Buscando bomberos

“New York’s Bravest” is looking to increase its ranks. The application period to take the written exam to join the Fire Department of New York...
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The Appointment of Acosta
El nombramiento de Acosta

El gobernador Andrew Cuomo ha designado al Honorable Rolando Acosta como presidente de la División de Apelaciones del Primer Departamento...
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Health fair celebrated at Riverbank
Se celebra Feria de Salud

Casi 800 miembros de la comunidad asistieron a la Cuarta Feria Anual de Salud Comunitaria del concejal Mark Levine, que se llevó...
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UC Recap – May 15 – May 20

Is it just me or does it feel like you know who has been President forever? Every day brings another reason to question your sanity. In...

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Weighing in on library development plans
Sobre los planes de desarrollo de la biblioteca

There’s still time to opine – and protest. As the city’s Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) continues forward in its plans...
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Open
Abierta

Pase, entre. Después de años de retrasos, la primera fase del proyecto de la terminal de autobuses del Puente George Washington se...
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City expands Community Schools program
Se amplían las escuelas comunitarias

The city is adding 69 new schools to its Community Schools initiative starting in September. The expansion will bring the citywide total...
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Demanding due process for all
Exigir el debido proceso para todos

Detengan las tonterías. Donna Lieberman, directora ejecutiva de la Unión de Libertades Civiles de Nueva York...
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Redevelopment receives support – and dissent
Sobre la remodelación de la biblioteca

They’re all in at the Inwood Branch – well, at least the elected officials are. City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat...
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A Ratio of Reason
Una proporción razonable

Assigning too many patients to a single nurse can be dangerous. That's the message nurses want state legislators to hear. Nurses from...
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New protections for freelancers
Nuevas protecciones para los trabajadores independientes

Freelance workers and independent contractors in New York City now have added protection from people who don't pay. The Freelance...
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UC Recap – May 8 – May 13

Our Wellness Contributor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, had quite a week. Last Saturday she penned a poignant and strident Op-Ed that...

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Protesting Paul
Protestando contra Paul

Batearon al representante de Wisconsin. Cientos de manifestantes se presentaron para clamar contra el presidente de la Cámara de...
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Yellow not Mellow
Amarillo en alarma

Estos conductores quieren su propia levantada. Insistiendo en que muchos dueños de medallones de taxi están enfrentando la ruina financiera...
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A Branch for Belafonte
La Biblioteca Belafonte

It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he...
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His “American Story”‎
Su “historia americana”‎

As Congressman Adriano Espaillat sat backstage at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theater, preparing to address students, faculty and local residents...
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A not-so-welcome home
Ninguna Bienvenida

El suyo no fue un comité de bienvenida. En su lugar, decenas de manifestantes se reunieron afuera de las oficinas de la Torre Trump y en...
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UC Recap – May 1 – May 6

This past week saw you-know-who and his GOP lawmakers celebrating the passing of the Republican-backed health care bill in the...

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Students’ Stand
Estudios en Solidaridad

Estos defensores trajeron bomba. Mientras decenas de miles de personas marchaban en la capital de Puerto Rico el 1º de mayo para desahogar...
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Funding the Fight
Financiar la lucha

"Estoy orgullosa de ser neoyorquina". María Lizardo ha tenido grandes razones para sentir orgullo. Como directora ejecutiva de la Corporación de...
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Keen on Cameras
Contando con las cámaras

Más pequeña que un paquete de cigarrillos. Cuando una línea de agentes de policía salió de la Comisaría 34 y se dirigió a sus patrullas para...
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Telling the Tale of Trump
Contando la historia de Trump

The media was caught off guard by the election victory of Donald Trump, but needs to hold the President accountable for his actions...
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Community News – 05.03.17
Noticias Comunitarias – 05.03.17

Get a taste for Mexican culture this Cinco de Mayo at Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) on Fri., May 5th at 2:00 p.m. The...
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City backs contextual rezoning for Inwood
Reclasificación contextual para Inwood

La ciudad está respaldando una solicitud de algunos funcionarios electos para ampliar el alcance de una propuesta de reclasificación...
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Movement on MTA Accessibility
Movimiento sobre la accesibilidad de la MTA

Acceso lo antes posible. Dos demandas colectivas presentadas el martes 25 de abril afirman que la Autoridad Metropolitana...
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Voices Alight
Voces unidas

They sing stronger together. Bringing together over 1,000 young choristers from 16 schools, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City...
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Rising in the Heights
Clamor en El Alto

“¡Trump escucha; estamos en la lucha!”. Pidiendo al presidente Donald Trump "escuchar", miles de inmigrantes y simpatizantes...
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‎A Spree for Threes
Tremendo a los tres

Es hora de los de tres. La ciudad ha anunciado la expansión de su programa Pre-K Universal para incluir a los niños de tres años. El alcalde...
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A bust in the boom
Un fracaso en el auge

Uptown business is soaring. But there are some downsides. Gentrification might be effective for creating new businesses within...
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Halt on HUD cuts
Renunciando los recortes del HUD

Giancarlo Fernández dijo que es fácil sentirse olvidado como inquilino de vivienda pública. Fernández, quien creció en las Casas...
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Season for Reason
Temporada de sentido común

We gathered before dawn. I and fellow members of the scientific research community at Columbia University Medical Center...
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Morning Meet
Reunión matutina

Policymakers, elected officials and advocates took part in OHEL Children's Home and Family Services' 4th Annual Legislative Breakfast...
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A stake in STEM
Silaba de STEM

It’ll be Aquaponics on Audubon. The High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights recently received an educational...
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UC Recap – April 17 – April 22

I am writing this missive still feeling exhilarated from the massive turnout for the Uptown March for Immigrant Rights. Shout out...

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Tweet Take
Tirando con un tuit

Las reglas son simples: mantenerlo limpio y en un tweet. En honor al Mes Nacional de Poesía, la Ciudad de Nueva York (@NYCGov & @NYCulture)...
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