Government

Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

SCHUMER: CHRISTMAS AIRLINE PASSENGERS COULD BE SOCKED WITH HIGH BAG FEES

Schumer: USDOTs Last-Minute Christmas Gift To Airlines Hurts Consumers & Simply Cannot Fly On Sunday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconsider its recent scrapping of a critical consumer protection that would […]

BP Diaz Approves Jerome Avenue Rezoning

BP Diaz Approves Jerome Avenue Rezoning

On Monday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued an affirmative recommendation, with conditions, for the proposed rezoning of Jerome Avenue, as part of his charter-mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP).   “The plan for the […]

by · December 7, 2017 · Government, Housing, News
State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA New report shows long wait time for lead and mold complaints New York, NY — Members of the New York State Senate, Assembly and New York City Council […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Environment, Health, Housing
Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event by David Greene President Donald Trump returned home briefly for a victory lap as he attended three campaign fundraisers in Manhattan, just hours after Senate Republicans passed the first tax overhaul in 30 […]

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Women aren’t the only ones to get breast cancer — men are diagnosed with it, too. In fact, in 2017, about 2,470 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease.

by · October 10, 2017 · Health, Health & Nutrition, Opinion
Energetic Felling of the Old Kosciuszko Bridge. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

ICYMI: ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE (Video)

AERIAL DRONE FOOTAGE OF ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE STEEL TRUSS SPANS On Sunday, Governor Cuomo and hundreds of New Yorkers assembled to watch the energetic felling of the old steel truss spans of the Kosciuszko Bridge in […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Government, News, Video
NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping

NYC Green Carts Equipped for Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Encourage Healthier Shopping New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Food & Restaurants, Health
Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW AMAZON OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY WILL CREATE 2,000 JOBS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Amazonwill expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West. This […]

September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

Cuomo Announces $10 Million Downtown Bronx Civic Center Grant

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Bronx Civic Center neighborhood in the South Bronx will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the New York City winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in […]

Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]

Assembly Speaker Heastie Makes History Appointing 1st Woman WAM Chair

Assembly Speaker Heastie Makes History Appointing 1st Woman WAM Chair

In a historic step, Brooklyn Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein becomes the first woman to chair the committee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Government, News
Unmarried and Single Americans Week 2017

Unmatched: Unmarried and Single

Tuesday, September 19 — Today is the third day of “Unmarried and Single Americans Week”. The occasion notes that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word “single,” since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed […]

by · September 19, 2017 · Census, Profile America, Trends
Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues injunction on U.S. DOJ plans to tie grant funds to sanctuary city status U.S. Circuit Court Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from suspending public safety grants […]

CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE

CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATEST CONED POWER FAILURE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Public Service to conduct an immediate investigation into Con Edison’s substation failure on Sunday afternoon that led to power failures across Brooklyn, including […]

by · September 18, 2017 · Government, News