Council Member Says Community Board Signed Off on Plan to Demolish Historic Church. The Board’s Chair Says That’s News To Her.
The group planning to demolish a 19th-century church and replace it with supportive housing told Rafael Salamanca Jr. that it had informed CB1 of its plans in December, but CB1 says it didn’t even have a meeting that month.
A handful of tenants were accepted at first — then rejected after being asked to document their incomes.
The volunteer bodies often play a crucial advisory role in local decision-making, but that only works if they can form a quorum.
More than 600 adjuncts and non-tenure track faculty are preparing to strike at the end of the month to demand more from the Jesuit institution with a billion-dollar endowment.
The unfair labor practice charge comes as nurses at Montefiore and Mount Sinai strike for a third consecutive day.
Many nurses at Mt. Sinai and Montefiore walked off the job Monday morning to try and force their employers to treat them like “valuable people” and improve staff-to-patient ratios.
The proposed new sites, at Verdi Square and in Fordham Heights, would join one already announced at City Hall Park in converting vacant newsstands into charging and rest stations.
As New York races to open facilities, advocates warn that many existing ones aren’t providing basic services like clean and seasonally appropriate clothes to wear to school.