With Two Chinatown Homeless Shelters Cancelled, Supporters Of Another In SoHo Wonder If It’s Next

With Two Chinatown Homeless Shelters Cancelled, Supporters Of Another In SoHo Wonder If It’s Next

By Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY May 8, 2022 After the city’s Department of Homeless Services announced it was abandoning two proposals for homeless shelters in Chinatown in as many weeks, supporters of another proposed site in nearby SoHo are concerned that that project could be nixed next. Find out what’s happening in New York … Read more

NYC could face ‘decline’ of workers returning to offices over crime

NYC could face ‘decline’ of workers returning to offices over crime

An advocate for large New York City employers warned Sunday that the Big Apple could see a “long-term decline” of workers commuting to Manhattan’s office buildings if crime isn’t reduced. Under 40% of Manhattan office workers currently go to their desks on an average week day, according to the Partnership for New York City, a … Read more

Fashionable Eric Adams shows NYC how to bounce back at Met Gala

Fashionable Eric Adams shows NYC how to bounce back at Met Gala

On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams stunned at the Met Gala wearing a custom-made tuxedo that adroitly balanced glory and pathos. His lapels of him bore images of the Brooklyn Bridge and other Big Apple icons — as well as symbols, painted by a Nigerian artist, that represented murdered young children and a plea to “end … Read more

Once food insecure, this Staten Island family now gives back to feed hungry New Yorkers through City Harvest | inside-out

Once food insecure, this Staten Island family now gives back to feed hungry New Yorkers through City Harvest |  inside-out

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Inside Out, our weekly roundup of stories about Staten Islanders making waves, being seen, supporting our community and just making our borough a special place to live. Have a story for Inside Out? Email Carol Ann Benanti at benanti@siadvance.com. Yvette Bodnar, left, and her mom, Maria Irizarry, volunteer for City Harvest. … Read more

NADA New York Dealers Are Catering to Collectors Who Want Both NFTs and Traditional Media

NADA New York Dealers Are Catering to Collectors Who Want Both NFTs and Traditional Media

It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been just over a year since Beeple’s explosive sale at Sotheby’s changed the genetic makeup of the art market as knew it. Over the course of that year, a split has emerged between those in the art world that embrace web3 with aplomb, and those that have been … Read more

Adams visits Rikers for the first time as mayor to ‘show appreciation for’ correction officers amid deepening NYC jail crisis – New York Daily News

Adams visits Rikers for the first time as mayor to ‘show appreciation for’ correction officers amid deepening NYC jail crisis – New York Daily News

Mayor Adams visited Rikers Island Friday for the first time since taking office against the backdrop of an enduring crisis at the jail that has prompted federal authorities to threaten to take control of the troubled facility. Adams, who is just over four months into his mayoralty, did not allow reporters to join him for … Read more

New Yorkers have called in 7,400 rat sightings in the first 4 months of 2022, up from pre-pandemic levels

New Yorkers have called in 7,400 rat sightings in the first 4 months of 2022, up from pre-pandemic levels

NEW YORK CITY — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city … Read more

NYC schools Chancellor David Banks boosts role of superintendents in bureaucratic shakeup – New York Daily News

NYC schools Chancellor David Banks boosts role of superintendents in bureaucratic shakeup – New York Daily News

A major bureaucratic reshuffling is underway at the city Education Department that could significantly change the way 1,600 public schools are supervised and supported. At the center of schools Chancellor David Banks’s shakeup is a plan to rehire all 45 district superintendents — each of whom oversees a group of schools larger than most entire … Read more