The city sanitation department’s proposal to eliminate funding for community composting means most food waste collected through public programs will become gas or landfill, not compost. Under proposed budget cuts as part of a wider agenda to trim city spending, community compost organizations — GrowNYC, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, BIG Reuse and Earth […]
Mayor Eric Adams says a “crisis” confronts the city and its budget, and laid out painful cuts that hit libraries, sanitation, education and more. But what does a fiscal crisis mean, and what’s the context behind the numbers? Here are three important things to know to understand about the financial situation. Let’s define the word […]
Cora Cofield has spent most days over the last few months cleaning comfort stations in parks around Manhattan, or sometimes manning the 16-ton packer that compresses all of the trash she and her co-workers pick up. “It’s really boss being on a packer,” she said this Sunday, speaking to THE CITY during her lunch break. […]
New York City’s expansion of universal pre-k, some trash pickup, and library services have been slashed as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ “extremely painful” cuts in a newly-announced budget modification that looks to trim the city’s spending. Every agency will see 5% budget reductions this month, the mayor’s budget officials said, as the city faces […]
Here is your October economic recovery update from THE CITY. We publish a new analysis of the city’s employment, job and fiscal indicators each month. More than 900,000 jobs have come back A surge in jobs in September puts New York City within 5,000 jobs of the 4.7 million employment record set in February 2020, […]
Hired to bring ‘lived experience’ to drop-in centers for at-risk youth, 16 formerly homeless workers now face a hazy future.
In the height of summer, more than one in 10 public housing playgrounds currently is closed for repairs.
Now that public budgets have been settled, it’s clear they rest on risky assumptions for following years.
Library budgets have been restored, but officials dubbed the deal ‘bittersweet’ as New York copes with financial challenges.
One library repair project has been in the works for nearly 14 years, THE CITY found.