2016 Industry City summer interns. (Courtesy: Marino PR)Sunset Park youth are gaining hands-on experience in the innovation economy through various Industry City internship programs this summer. The manufacturing hub and over 20 of its tenants currently host more than 50 interns, a majority of which reside in Sunset Park.
(Courtesy: Flickr)By Elizabeth Elizalde Brooklyn has the fastest job growth of any borough in New York City, even outpacing Manhattan, according to a recent economic report from the city. Employment rates in Brooklyn soared 11.6 percent — almost twice the 5.94 percent growth in Manhattan, towards the end
Councilman Jumaane Williams has kicked off his annual back to school supply drive, which assists financially-strapped families in the community to ensure that all our neighborhood kids are going to school with the materials they need. The drive will run through Sunday, September 7, and you can drop off school
Image via rebuildajustny.orgA coalition of labor unions, community groups, environmental groups and faith-based organizations have banded together to form the Alliance For A Just Rebuilding (AJR). The goal of the AJR is to make sure the federal dollars sent to New York City via the Sandy aid package are
Source: Brook-Krasny’s officeFollowing President Barack Obama’s lead, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny is leading the State Assembly’s initiative to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour, according to a report by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Last year, the Assembly passed a bill that raised the
Image courtesy of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Senator Martin GoldenThe MTA is considering a proposal to increase the tolls on New York City’s major bridges and tunnels. This means that the cash tolls for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge would go from $13 to $15. Electronic tolls may be bumped up