Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

ACA open enrollment is in full swing, NY groups work to increase signups

As the health insurance open enrollment begins, public, private and non-profit groups are coming together to inform New Yorkers about their options.

‘I Voted’ stickers to honor suffragettes

The centennial of New York’s suffragette movement will be on display when people hit the polls in November.

J.Lo, Cuomo form relief initiative to help Puerto Rico

New York has a massive state wide effort to bring much needed supplies and personnel to the hurricane ravaged island.

Electric car charging stations to be installed in each borough

The city aims to make the roadways greener with the charging hubs.

Cornell Tech makes long-awaited Roosevelt Island opening

The city’s newest tech center is now online.

NYC DACA recipients, allies, protest Trump repeal

New Yorkers from all walks of life hit the streets, along with leaders, to denounce the latest decision.

Advocates push ICE to release Guatemalan immigrant

Elected officials, union members and immigrant advocates demanded the government reverse its stance on Ever Garcia Vasquez’s detainment.

FDNY, NYPD send help to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The city’s best first responders will be lending a hand for the rescue and relief efforts in Texas.

City to create nightlife committee

The steps to update the city’s cabaret laws took a step forward.

De Blasio gives more detail into monument review

The debate around controversial memorials is heating up in New York City.

NYC Confederate memorials taken down amid Charlottesville

City leaders and organizations are moving quickly to remove the symbols of the racist figures off New York’s streets.

Arthur Kill gets OK for movie studio transformation

Staten Island’s growing presence in the city’s film industry has led to the new studio’s creation.

Clarke furious after Ft. Hamilton street rename snub

The federal government said it won’t change the controversial names in the Brooklyn army base.

MTA to continue FasTrack but won’t do full shutdown: Lhota

Joe Lhota says the overnight stoppage of stations is effective in curbing subway problems.

The Bronx is the hardest hit by high heat: City

There are some places in New York that are too hot to handle for some residents.

Subway delays create huge human capital loss: Stringer

The city comptroller said New Yorkers are losing valuable time for their personal and professional lives.

Conversion therapy fee ban on the docket for City Council

The city will weigh taking a stand against the controversial practice.

Google donates $1M toward preserving Stonewall Inn LGBTQ stories

The history of one of the most important moments in the LGBT civil rights movement won’t be lost.

Nightlife ambassador position is overdue, city’s artists say

The city’s DIY music scene is hopeful a proposed liaison will help repeal New York’s controversial laws that they say impedes their art.

Report shows roughly 30% of NYC children are poor

More than 530,000 kids are living in poverty and experts say that problem could last more than one generation.