Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

New York officials, anti-hunger advocates and community organizations are forming a panel to find ways of addressing child poverty in the state with the goal of cutting in half over the next decade, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday announced.  The advisory council, formed as part of a law approved by Hochul earlier this year, … Read more

Mayor declares state of emergency for NYC over migrants

Mayor declares state of emergency for NYC over migrants

(AP) – New York City’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Friday over the thousands of migrants being sent from southern border states since the spring, saying the demand being put on the city to provide housing and other assistance is “not sustainable.” “A city recovering from an ongoing global pandemic is being overwhelmed … Read more

Migrants: NYC Mayor Eric Adams declares emergency over asylum seekers

Migrants: NYC Mayor Eric Adams declares emergency over asylum seekers

New York CNN  —  Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency to help respond to the city’s migrant crisis, which he told reporters Friday will cost the city $1 billion this fiscal year. “We now have a situation where more people are arriving in New York City than we can immediately accommodate, including … Read more

New York Must Brace for a Recession; Where Things Stand and What Comes Next

New York Must Brace for a Recession; Where Things Stand and What Comes Next

Gov. Hochul talks budget (photo: Darren McGee/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul) The Federal Reserve Board’s aggressive interest rate increases have put the nation and New York on notice that an economic downturn is a serious possibility. The Board is determined to wring inflation out of the economy, and forecasts higher unemployment but no recession. Nonetheless, … Read more

New York Comic Con returns to Manhattan’s Javits Center with full slate of in-person events

New York Comic Con returns to Manhattan’s Javits Center with full slate of in-person events

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York Comic Con has returned to Manhattan’s Javits Center with a full slate of in-person events for the first time since 2019. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 event was held virtually, while in 2021, organizers held a scaled-down event with fewer participants. For this year’s event, attendees are being … Read more

NYC Crime: Video shows man stabbed in unprovoked subway attack in the Bronx

NYC Crime: Video shows man stabbed in unprovoked subway attack in the Bronx

MORRIS HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) — New surveillance video shows a man being attacked and stabbed as he was exiting a subway train in the Bronx. It was the third attack targeting New York City subway riders in just eight hours. The rash of violence comes as the NYPD prepares to release updated citywide crime statistics … Read more

Elementary school renamed after city’s first Black mayor

Elementary school renamed after city’s first Black mayor

An elementary school in Queens was renamed after David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, whose legacy on giving back to others was celebrated on Thursday.  PS 48Q in Jamaica will be known as the David N. Dinkins School for Community Service.  “Our history is more than just picking cotton. Our history is more … Read more

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Dozens of correction officers were lined up and waiting for orders, filling an otherwise empty gym with drug-sniffing dogs and anticipation. “You’re all professional,” Executive Officer Julio Colon tells them, his voice ringing out above the din. “I know you’re going to do a great job like you do all the time.” These officers, more … Read more

Heating aid is coming along with higher bills this winter

Heating aid is coming along with higher bills this winter

New York lawmakers at the state and federal level over the last several weeks have touted the millions of dollars in available assistance for people who are struggling to heat their homes this winter. Highlighting the availability of the money is not necessarily new. But the urgency public officials have surrounding the push to get … Read more

Leonard Quart: New York is still a union town | Columnists

Leonard Quart: New York is still a union town | Columnists

At the moment, I am scurrying around for some positive New York City news to write to balance the local Murdoch tabloid’s damning urban headlines. For example, one bit of feel-good information I discovered is that New York is a place where unions flourish. Does this mean that the overcrowded, violent hellhole where suicides are … Read more