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New York City

'The whole world is literally looking at us:' How New York City is using the migrant crisis as a catalyst for change

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park detail the city’s shift away from the “right-to-shelter” mandate at the annual Upstream Symposium hosted by HELP USA.

New York City

Hochul’s State of the State: What’s in it for New York City?

The governor’s annual address on Tuesday included 204 proposals for the future of New York. Here’s what’s in it for New York City.

New York State

Takeaways from Hochul’s 2024 State of the State agenda

As the state faces major immigration and housing challenges, the governor launched an agenda aimed at ruffling the fewest feathers possible in a major election year.

New York City

Can NYC make bus companies pay $700 million for transporting migrants?

New York City is targeting bus companies transporting migrants from Texas with a novel legal argument, but the path to legal victory is unclear.

Housing

Welcome Home Westchester on the county’s severe housing shortage

The group of organizations outline their observations and recommendations in a letter to Assembly Members Chris Burdick and Dana Levenberg.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit coalition creates experimental learning campus at Floyd Bennet Field

The 1,300 acre site in Brooklyn will accommodate up to 50,000 New York City public school students annually to learn skills and mindsets focused on sustainability while earning credentials for future green careers.

New York City

Helping small businesses thrive in the Bronx

An interview with Rob Walsh, president of the Bronx Economic Development Corporation

Procurement

City Council calls out Adams administration for lacking standardized payment method for meals in shelters

The scrutiny came at an oversight hearing that focused on food procurement for shelters and emergency housing for asylum-seekers

Nonprofits

Grant helps Birch Family Services increase access to digital books and adaptive learning for kids

The funding from City Council Member Farah Louis helped the nonprofit purchase 75 electronic tablets.

New York City

NYC Council grills Adams admin budget director on proposed cuts

The council held a hearing to push back on City Hall’s budget projections.

New York City

New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer and Schools Chancellor David Banks on strengthening workforce development post COVID-19

The members of the Adams administration highlighted public-private partnerships as an answer at the 2023 NYCETC Conference at Civic Hall.

New York City

A historic goal: Creating a New York City Freedom Trail

Jacob Morris, head of the Harlem Historical Society, wants to highlight the history of the Underground Railroad and a New York City Council bill may make his vision a reality.

New York State

Poll: Broad support for universal free school meals, higher food stamp benefits

Siena College found that strong majorities backed these anti-hunger measures to be considered by the state Legislature.