New York Blood Center welcomes newly eligible LGBTQ+ donors

The move comes after the Food and Drug Administration issued its final guidance on a screening process that is not based on sexual or gender identity.


Nonprofit delivers books – and access to information – to those in prison

How a couple of public defenders and their seven-year-old organization joined other groups in sending thousands of titles to incarcerated individuals.

New York City

Youth-serving nonprofits denounce termination of Next STEPS

The mentoring program focuses on youth in NYCHA developments that were identified in Mayor Eric Adams' Blueprint for Community Safety as the most impacted communities in the city.


Combating chronic absence at NYC schools

Through its program, the Attendance Success Initiative, the YMCA of Greater New York is battling chronic absenteeism and seeing improvement in attendance.

Robin Hood Foundation to help New York City expand child care voucher program

New grant funding will help increase eligibility for child care, facilitate enrollment and fund research.

Rikers Island

Advocates and local elected officials launch countdown to close Rikers

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration was called on to comply with a legal mandate of closing the troubled jail complex in 2027.

New York City

Adams: plan to close Rikers was ‘flawed from the beginning’

The mayor cited ballooning costs and more incarcerated people as reasons the complex may not close by the 2027 deadline.

Advocates rally for “How Many Stops” act

The bill comes amidst a 40% increase in police misconduct

New York City

Rosie Perez and cat-loving influencer Jackson Galaxy join Brooklyn electeds in effort to reduce the borough's feral cat population

The celebrities helped City Council Members Justin Brannan and Farah Louis highlight a new nonprofit veterinary clinic offering affordable spaying and neutering for kitties.

New York City

What would receivership look like for Rikers Island?

Here are the options a judge has for stripping New York City of its control of the dysfunctional jail complex.

New York City

‘Why are they not working with us?’: advocates decry language barriers for African migrants

Many asylum-seekers from African countries have arrived in New York City in recent months, and advocates worry that the city isn’t addressing language barrier issues for non-Spanish-speaking migrants.

New York City

Could New York City’s right to shelter apply statewide?

Some advocates and elected officials argue that the state constitution requires all localities, not just New York City, to provide shelter to anyone who needs it.

New York City

After PR stunts, damning reports and a new lawsuit, judge sets stage for potential federal takeover of Rikers next year

Federal judge Laura Taylor Swain is losing patience with the city Department of Correction, which has now come under fire from the court-appointed federal monitor, Legal Aid Society, federal prosecutors, city comptroller and Board of Correction.

New York City

After Damian Williams’ striking comments on supervised injection sites, New York leaders are quiet

The U.S. attorney said his office is prepared to take action as the sites are in violation of state and federal law, but he declined to elaborate further.

Christine Quinn on leading Win and helping New York's homeless people

The former New York City Council Speaker discusses her work at the nonprofit and answers whether she'd consider a run for public office again.