MTA bus operators carry more than two million passengers every day over the most difficult routes in the world, constantly congested with traffic and pedestrians. The Transport Workers Union, Local 100, alone represents more than 10,000 of these operators. It would be nearly impossible to find someone living in this city for any length...Read More »
Bienvenidos! Won-Ying! Welcome to El Barrio, East Harlem! Thank you to our Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer! Thank you to Reverend Que English from the Bronx Christian Fellowship...Read More »
The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a weather advisory for light snow and cold temperatures beginning the evening of Thurs., Jan. 29th, through the Sat., Jan. 31st. “Light snow expected Thursday night through Friday morning, with dangerously frigid temperatures and life-threatening...Read More »
The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced on Wed., Jan. 28th that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Thu., Jan. 29th, Fri., Jan. 30th, and Sat., Jan. 31th to facilitate snow removal.Read More »
The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning, which will be in effect from Mon., Jan. 26, at 1 p.m., until Wed., Jan. 28, at 12 a.m. The current forecast calls for 18 to 24 inches of snow, with higher amounts possible in local areas and snowfall rates of up to 2 to 4 inches per hour late Monday night into Tuesday morning.Read More »
Para varias familias locales, el sueño de una vivienda asequible se convirtió rápidamente en una pesadilla, después de que dicen que fueron estafadas por $ 2,700 dólares cada una por una mujer del Bronx que les prometió un lindo apartamento...
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has announced that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, January 19, 2015. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed...Read More »
Criando a un hijo puertorriqueño en Washington Heights, a menudo me preguntaba qué decirle sobre cómo lidiar con la policía. Aunque hoy the Heights es un área en proceso de aburguesamiento, durante los años 80...
On Sat., Dec. 27th, a funeral service was held for slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, with thousands of officers, community activists and residents filling the streets to pay respects. Ramos, a Puerto Rican native who had been with the NYPD for two years, was killed in the Bedford-Read More »
A Staten Island’s grand jury’s decision on Dec. 3rd to not bring charges against New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner drew disappointed and angry protestors...
Eric Garner's death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. For many across our city and our nation, yesterday's grand jury ruling compounds feelings of grief with dissatisfaction and anger. As we reflect on the weeks leading up to yesterday's decision and prepare our path forward, I want to share a snapshot...Read More »
A Staten Island grand jury has voted to not file criminal charges against New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The 43-year-old Garner was killed in July after Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and gun following Garner’s death.Read More »
“This is a deeply emotional day – for the Garner Family, and all New Yorkers. His death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. This is a subject that is never far from my family’s minds – or our hearts. And Eric Garner’s death put a spotlight on police-community relations and civil rights...Read More »
The nation's eyes focused on Ferguson, Missouri on the evening of Monday, November 24, after a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. As protestors in Ferguson burned businesses and cars...Read More »
On Mon., Nov. 24th, The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no garbage, organics or recycling collection, or street cleaning, on Thursday, November 27, 2014. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of the holiday.Read More »
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, November 26, starting at 7 a.m., which indicates the possibility of a snow event. In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel have begun initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains...Read More »