City Agency Approves Five Mixed-Use Residential Developments in Yonkers, New York

City Agency Approves Five Mixed-Use Residential Developments in Yonkers, New York

The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved five new residential and commercial developments across the waterfront city. The developments are projected to create more than 600 construction jobs and over 300 apartments, including affordable housing for low-income seniors. The first development is an adaptive reuse project at 15-23 North Broadway. Known as Wheeler Block … Read more

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the Best Hotels and Resorts

the Best Hotels and Resorts

Because I’ve lived most of my life in Los Angeles, you might think I haven’t had much of a chance to experience its hotels. But that’s far from the case — I’ve done plenty of special-occasion staycations over the years, plus I review hotels professionally. As a journalist on the beat, I covered the local … Read more

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Mostly sunny, breezy for the workweek in New York City

Mostly sunny, breezy for the workweek in New York City

Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Mike Rizzo says today will be mostly sunny, cool and breezy in New York City.  NEW: Tracking Hurricane Ian – The storm is forecast to intensify into a major hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico and heads toward the Florida Gulf Coast between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Tuesday: … Read more

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A Sacred Recognition for Former Incarcerees

A Sacred Recognition for Former Incarcerees

Bay Area resident Hiroshi Shimizu, who was incarcerated at Tule Lake and is a leader of the Tule Lake Committee, uses a hanko to place a blue seal by his name in the Ireicho, a book containing the names of more than 125,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during World War II, during a ceremony … Read more

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Families of Incarcerated New Yorkers to hold statewide rallies against package ban policy

Families of Incarcerated New Yorkers to hold statewide rallies against package ban policy

Families all across New York will rally against a package ban in several state prisons. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision changed their package policy earlier this year. It prohibits people from sending food packages to incarcerated family members. Incarcerated people can only get two non-food or personal packages a year. All food packages … Read more

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Buildings Launches 90-Day “Adams Commission,” New Service Centers

Buildings Launches 90-Day “Adams Commission,” New Service Centers

Image Credit: NYC DOB. On September 14, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams and Buildings Commissioner Eric A. Ulrich announced two initiatives to refocus the Department of Buildings on providing improved customer service and supporting economic recovery. Adams Commission Mayor Adams and Commissioner Ulrich launched the “Adams Commission,” a 90-day commission enlisting stakeholders from city government, labor, … Read more

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