New York City

Interviews & Profiles

Battling homelessness while looking for solutions

An interview with Catherine Trapani, assistant vice president of public policy at Volunteers of America of Greater New York

Interviews & Profiles

Helping young students understand the urgency of climate change

An interview with Lindsay Rosoff, a seasoned teacher and Fordham University Graduate School of Education student who pivoted her focus to protecting the planet, and who wants to help other educators do the same.

New York City

Editor’s note: It’s housing, stupid

New rental vacancy numbers should spur political leaders to act fast to build more units.

Nonprofits

The New York Community Trust awards more than $7.7 million to 39 nonprofits

Grants went to providers delivering migrant services, cancer care, supporting people with disabilities and the arts sector.

Nonprofits

Living a testament to humane, criminal justice reform efforts

An interview with Stanley Richards, a formerly incarcerated man of color now leading the Fortune Society.

New York City

MWBEs to benefit from $500,000 in grants administered by NYC Small Business Resource Network

The funding will expand the network’s Open+Online initiative, connecting business owners with digital business tools.

Nonprofits

Mobilization for Justice employees stage one-day strike

The workers joined by New York Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani on the picket line demanded higher wages following high inflation and post-pandemic work.

New York City

Report: New Yorkers are waiting longer for cash assistance

The mayor’s preliminary progress update for the year showed dismal wait times for cash assistance and continued sluggishness for food assistance.

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.

Immigration

Gale Brewer calls for supporting asylum-seekers at City and State’s 50 over 50 celebration

The New York City Council member was among several Icon Award winners at the event honoring “age disruptors” at the Manhattan Penthouse.

Opinion

Commentary: Seizing the opportunity to improve contracting

A look at New York City’s transition from HHS Accelerator to PASSPort

Opinion

Opinion: Investing in the Bronx’s next generation

A call for recruits to mentor the borough’s youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Interviews & Profiles

Is climate resilience an issue of equity?

An interview with Cortney Koenig Worrall, CEO and president of the Waterfront Alliance, discussing its Climate Informed Communities initiative and protecting New York’s most vulnerable regions.