Opinion: Mayor Needs to Step up Investment in Parks and Public Spaces
“As a city, when we seem incapable of caring for basic things — public spaces, sanitation, safe streets — it’s hard to feel confident that we can handle bigger challenges and achieve greater goals," Friends of Cooper Park in Williamsburg say, urging Mayor to speed up park investments.
At Least 20 People Were Listed As Brooklyn Democratic Primary Candidates Without Their Knowledge
A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, an immigration advocate and a financial tech worker all learned of their candidacies when contacted by THE CITY. Party reformers charge they were caught up in a scheme for power brokers to retain control.
NYC’s COVID risk rises, but mask mandates haven’t returned to K-12 schools
According to previously issued health department guidance, once the city reaches the medium-risk COVID level, officials may consider reinstating mask mandates in “high-risk settings where it is crowded and distance cannot be maintained,” which includes schools, Chalkbeat reports.
‘Donald Trump in Brooklyn’: Democratic Politician Charges County Chair With Manipulating Election
Park Slope Assemblymember Robert Carroll calls the decision to keep judicial delegates on the ballot despite dubious petition signatures “politically influenced” — while party leader Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn says he’s “xenophobic” for trying to block Pakistani representation, THE CITY reports.
New Brooklyn Spots To Try
With so many great cafes, restaurants and bars opening or reopening this spring, it is hard for one to keep up. Here are a few recent additions: * Kensington: Café Fés [https://www.cafefes.com/] at 709 Church Avenue. [https://www.instagram.com/cafefesbrooklyn/]Via Cafe Fes Insta [https://www.instagram.
NYC schools to give students weekly at-home COVID tests as cases rise
This Tuesday saw 844 positive COVID cases reported among students and staff, significantly higher than the Tuesday before masking became optional in schools when there were 229 cases reported across the city’s schools. In both snapshots, 70% of the cases were among students, Chalkbeat reports.
More Brooklyn Residents Claim Forgeries in Democratic Party-Linked Push to Oust Primary Rivals
Two more voters say they never signed petition objections filed in their names to the Board of Elections. It’s part of a troubling pattern political reformers in Brooklyn say is part of a bid by the borough’s Democratic party to keep hold of power, THE CITY reports.
De Blasio promised to overhaul NYC’s ‘gifted’ programs. Chancellor David Banks will likely shift course.
Now, three months into Mayor Eric Adams’ tenure, his schools chancellor, David Banks, said he will soon announce what will happen to the program. The new mayor and chancellor have indicated that dramatic changes are off the table, reports Christina Veiga.
Oft Overlooked on Brooklyn-Queens Border, The Hole Shows Risks of Ignoring Environment
Community groups and some residents see potential to develop the area in a way that maintains its affordability, given that it is close to an express subway stop on the A train and not far from Kennedy Airport, but first, they need proper sewers, Samantha Maldonado reports.
Nobody Knows When or How Ukrainian Refugees Could Resettle in NYC
New York City is home to some 150,000 Ukrainians, the largest population in the country. The Adams administration — which touts the motto “get stuff done” — has not made any public announcements about possible initiatives in the works to assist refugees, reports Reuven Blau for THE CITY
How Bullying and Spying on Muslims After 9/11 Spawned a Justice-Seeking Generation
Grassroots groups serving heavily Muslim and South Asian communities, like the Taxi Workers Alliance, Desis Rising Up and Moving and South Asian Youth Action, were all created or expanded in the post-9/11 era. And this year, more Muslims ran for local office in New York City than ever before.
Opinion: Congress Cannot Leave Restaurants and Bars Behind
By Rawlston Williams, Owner of The Food Sermon in Brooklyn I closed my doors just last week, and I am not sure if or when I will open them again. The Food Sermon burst onto the food scene in 2015 with a dazzling New York Times review [https://www.nytimes.
New York Extends Eviction Moratorium to early 2022, Offering New Chance for Landlords to Push Back
In addition to extending the eviction moratorium until mid-January, legislators added $300 million in federal funds to the state’s rental relief program, allowed local governments to hold meetings virtually, and approved appointments to a board overseeing marijuana legalization, reports THE CITY.
What type of instruction will NYC students receive in quarantine? Schools are in the dark.
With fewer than three weeks until students return to classrooms, educators are frustrated about how they should approach teaching students quarantined at home, report Alex Zimmerman and Reema Amin for Chalkbeat.
Eviction Protection in New York is Much Weaker as Moratorium End Nears. Here’s Why
You’re no longer protected by the state eviction moratorium or the federal eviction moratorium. That means your eviction case can move forward in court, and your landlord may be able to file and move forward with a new eviction case against you, Allison Dikanovic writes for THE CITY.