The Black jobless rate of 12.2% is nine times the white unemployment level, a far wider gap than elsewhere in the U.S.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized group of parents is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
New York teens who work on student newspapers note that under current law, their freedom of speech can be curtailed by school administrators at any time for any reason.
It’s been 25 years since the Giuliani administration sold a beloved Puerto Rican-led East Village community center to an owner who’s still trying to outmaneuver both his creditors and neighborhood stakeholders.
Upstate schools are closing and volunteer fire departments are struggling with recruitment. Some locals blame a surge of city residents who bought second homes during the pandemic.
The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC are being authorized to help tenants facing eviction by processing rental assistance applications directly.
After five months, tenants and landlords are still unable to use an application that would streamline access to city-funded rental assistance benefits.
A landlord filed 54 Housing Court cases last week demanding months and even years of unpaid rent. Tenants say the city Department of Social Services didn’t come through on its share of the bill.