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Undocumented Immigrant New Yorkers Shut Out of Federal Hurricane Ida Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far doled out $10 million to New Yorkers impacted by the devastating remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month. But many undocumented immigrants are being left out of that pool.

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NYC Food Delivery Workers Face Paltry Pay and High Risks, Analysis Shows

The city’s 65,000 app-based food delivery couriers earn an average of $7.87 an hour before tips — propping up a multi-billion dollar tech industry that relies on young immigrant workers who deal with robberies, crashes and worse on city streets.

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Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Still Waiting for Funding Albany Pledged in Spring

New Governor Kathy Hochul to New Yorkers: You Can Trust Me

In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.

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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

The fall of Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home — along with any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Some of the first refugees arrived at Kennedy Airport this week.

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How New Yorkers Can Help Haiti Following the Earthquake That Killed 1,300

Local activists and politicians are working to ensure that donations are sent to the right organizations. Many want to prevent a repeat of when the American Red Cross raised $500 million and only built six homes after the devastating 2010 quake.

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National Battle for Citizenship Path Marches Through New York City

A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.

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Big Tech-Backed Gig Worker Union Bill Fails to Get in Gear in Albany

As an industry-supported proposal to allow gig workers some union rights dies in Albany, efforts to regulate food app delivery companies ratchet up in the City Council.

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NYC Translation Law Often Ignored, at High Human Cost in the COVID Era

Nonprofit groups say a 2017 law requiring translations of key documents into 10 languages isn’t being followed by all city agencies, including the city health department.

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Southern Brooklyn’s Ongoing COVID Suffering Shows Toll of Disinformation and Disconnection

City Council candidates in Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay strive to fill the void left by shut-down community centers relied on by older people and those who don’t speak English.

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Corona, Queens, Still Staggers to Recover From Corona, the Virus

While much of New York City springs into hopeful reopening buoyed by widespread vaccination, survivors at the pandemic’s epicenter contend with ongoing economic and emotional traumas. Just ask the vendors in Corona Plaza.

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Struggling Food Delivery Workers’ Secret Weapon: Support From a Powerful Union

Local 32BJ SEIU, building on success raising wages in the fast food industry, strategizes with Los Deliveristas Unidos to win better conditions and pay for thousands of rolling gig workers barred from unionizing.

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Hunger Strikers Demand $3.5B Relief Fund for Undocumented New Yorkers in State Budget. Will Cuomo Come Through?

Governor and legislative leaders agree that workers excluded from state and federal COVID economic aid programs should get financial assistance, but Cuomo demand for paper trails has some bill backers alarmed.

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What Happens When a New York City Landlord Threatens to Call ICE?

THE CITY talked to some experts and got the answer to this common reader question. We found tenants have rights, regardless of immigration status.

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After Years in Limbo, NYC Immigrants See Hope in Biden Plan to Help Make Temporary Stays Permanent 

Roughly 25,000 immigrant New Yorkers with temporary protected status could secure a pathway to citizenship under a new immigration plan proposed by the new administration. One local lawmaker urges quick action.

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New Yorkers Celebrate Biden’s End to Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Travel Ban and Rally for More Change

Hopes for broader immigration reform rise as restrictions on visits from Yemen, Iran, Syria and other nations dissolve by order of the new president. Families are now planning reunions.

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DoorDash Pledge of NYC Bathroom Access and Safety Boosts for Delivery Workers Gets Skeptical Reception

Following an in-depth report by THE CITY on the grueling gigs of deliveristas denied employees’ rights, the major app platform offers minor concessions — without consulting the people affected.

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Repartidores de comida se unen para exigir mejores condiciones de trabajo. ¿Escuchará Nueva York a Los Deliveristas Unidos?

Estos trabajadores indígenas guatemaltecos y mexicanos mantienen alimentada a Nueva York durante la pandemia. Quieren salarios justos, acceso a baños y un lugar para albergarse del frío. Podrían ser la cara de la próxima batalla laboral de la ciudad.

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NYC Food Delivery Workers Band to Demand Better Treatment. Will New York Listen to Los Deliveristas Unidos?

These Indigenous Guatemalan and Mexican workers keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic. They want fair wages, bathroom access and a place to shelter from the cold. They could be the face of the city’s next labor battle.

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Photos: NYC Day of the Dead Celebrations Honor Those Lost

People have built altars across the New York City to remember lost loved ones. This year, the traditionally Mexican celebration takes on additional resonance.