City officials have rejiggered the way that adult migrants reapplying for another 30-day shelter stint are counted, in an attempt to reduce the number sleeping outside a “reticketing site” in the East Village, advocates say. The change comes following uproar earlier this week, as hundreds of people waited for hours outside the 7th Street site […]
Of the thousands of people who’ve passed through an East Village “reticketing site” City Hall opened a month ago to encourage migrants to move somewhere else, just 10% have accepted tickets elsewhere, according to internal data obtained by THE CITY. Of 5,560 people who’ve gone to the reticketing site, just 570 have taken free plane […]
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 […]
They’ve been photographed repeatedly with Mayor Eric Adams. They’ve volunteered their time at more than 100 government and civic events in the last three months. They are contestants in Miss Immigrant USA, where many traditional beauty pageant rules do not apply. Here, contestants representing different countries of origin are judged not by their age or […]
Migrants are experiencing a new level of confusion and hopelessness this week as city officials make a renewed push to get them out of shelters and the city altogether. Migrants who’d been evicted from their shelters and told to reapply were directed to a site in the East Village that turned out to be a […]
Around a dozen migrant families desperate to move out of a Staten Island shelter said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars by an employee of the shelter, who promised them leases and furniture in newly renovated apartments, THE CITY has learned. The employee was fired after “serious allegations and evidence of dishonest and […]
Katie Honan talks with Aviram Cohen about his work supporting brothers Carlos and Miguel Cevallos as their hand-painted signs went from a secret of sorts to a sensation — with their work now on display in the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University. Subscribe to the FAQ NYC podcast on Apple […]
People gathered outside of Montefiore’s Family Health Center to honor Sary Mao’s life with a Buddhist ceremony that can be especially meaningful to Cambodians who fled the genocide there.
Only 600 people a day can be served by ICE at 26 Federal Plaza — leaving even those who have appointments and looming asylum deadlines locked out and at risk.
Medrite and Aron Security got $450 million to staff more than a dozen shelters under a shroud of secrecy. Even the city comptroller and Council are struggling to find out more as workers and residents clash.