Opinion: If NYC Hosts the Democratic Convention, It Must Do Better Than ’04—At Protecting Free Speech
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by Jarrett Murphy
53m ago
“In 2004, the Republican National Convention came to New York City. Outside, the NYPD perpetrated some of the worst offenses against civil liberties in the city’s history. Cops rounded up 1,800 protesters in a single day, most of whom were demonstrating peacefully.” Jonathan McIntosh/Wikimedia Commons NYPD officers prepare to make arrests during the 2004 Republican National Convention. CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! New York City’s union leaders have thrown their support behind Mayor Eric Adams’ bid to convince the Democratic National Committe ..read more
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Tensions Over Conditions at Emergency Shelters as NYC Struggles to House Migrants
City Limits
by Daniel Parra
53m ago
For weeks, City Limits has been speaking to people sheltered at two of the city’s Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers, or HERRCs: one at The ROW Hotel and another at The Watson Hotel in Manhattan, where adult men were recently transferred out and relocated to a congregate facility at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook. Adi Talwar An asylum seeker outside the Watson Hotel in Manhattan, which the city has been using as a Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers to shelter migrants. Adult men were transferred out of the shelter this weekend to make way for migrant ..read more
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Opinion: Mayor Adams, Stop Stalling on Plan to Close Rikers
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by Hope Sanders
53m ago
“Rikers Island is not a necessary institution. There are plans and legislation underway that will remove our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers off of Rikers and into a smaller system borough-based facilities. This would bring families closer to their loved ones, improve conditions for people detained, and end our over-reliance on incarceration.” William Alatriste/NYC Council Media Unit Elected officials and activists at a rally at Rikers Island in February 2022.CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! Last year 19 people died in NYC Department of Correct ..read more
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¿Cómo se están organizando los defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes para frenar demandas al Título 42?
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by Daniel Parra
4d ago
Una expansión del Título 42 por un lado permitirá a los inmigrantes procedentes de Nicaragua, Cuba y Haití con patrocinadores financieros con sede en Estados Unidos entrar legalmente en el país a través de un “parole” y con ello, podrán vivir y trabajar legalmente en Estados Unidos de forma temporal. Office of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Los senadores de Nueva Jersey Bob Menéndez y Cory Booker, Ben Ray Luján de Nuevo México y Alex Padilla de California, junto con la congresista Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (de Nueva York) y el recién electo Greg Casar (de Texas) y Raúl Grijalva (de Arizona), pidier ..read more
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Buried Beneath: The Fight to Clean Up Toxic Brownfields in The Bronx
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by CUNY Lehman Journalism Team
4d ago
During the Fall 2022 semester, Lehman College journalism students conducted an investigation on the prevalence of toxic brownfield sites in The Bronx. Using public information, research into federal lobbying records and interviews with experts and residents, the student journalists set out to understand how this contamination happened and why progress towards remediation was so slow. Adi Talwar Angel Garcia at the Rainbow Garden of Life and Health on Melrose Avenue in the South Bronx. He and other neighbors have been pushing the state to clean up the lot next door to the garden, a designated ..read more
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An Overlooked Climate Solution? Greener Playgrounds
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by Marianne Dhenin
5d ago
Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new playground at PS 184M Shuang Wen School in Manhattan’s Chinatown, for example, has a porous turf field that can capture an estimated 1.3 million gallons of stormwater runoff. Courtesy of Trust for Public Land The new schoolyard at Manhattan’s PS 184M Shuang Wen School. The turf field sits atop infiltration basins, reservoirs capable of holding large volumes of stormwater. This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and Next City. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a g ..read more
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Con SWEAT, defensores de trabajadores renuevan su presión en favor de una legislación contra el robo de salarios
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by Daniel Parra
5d ago
Siete organizaciones de trabajadores han compilado una base de datos sobre el robo de salarios durante la pandemia por un total de $130.5 millones de dólares adeudados a los trabajadores. Una versión preliminar de estos datos ha sido compartida con City Limits. Don Pollard / Office of Governor Kathy Hochul La Gobernadora Kathy Hochul anunciando un “esfuerzo múltiple para combatir el robo de salarios” en julio de 2022. Read the English version here. Translated by Daniel Parra. Los problemas sistémicos requieren seguimiento sistemático: esa es la mentalidad de varios grupos de defensa de los d ..read more
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Opinion: Reducing the City’s Waste Output is Good for New York State
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by Sandy Nurse and Anna Kelles
1w ago
“Addressing New York City’s organic waste output isn’t just about keeping our streets rodent free. It’s about communities across the country where our waste ends up in polluting incinerators and towering landfills, including the largest in the state: Seneca Meadows.” Adi Talwar New York City’s waste ends up “ends up in polluting incinerators and towering landfills,” the authors’ write.CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! This year, big changes are coming to the way we’ve collected trash in New York City for the last half-century. As part of the war ..read more
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Kids Who Lost Parents to COVID, In Their Own Words
City Limits
by Liz Donovan, Sam Rabiyah and Muriel Alarcón
1w ago
More than 8,700 children in New York City are grieving a parent or caregiver who died of COVID. Here are some of their favorite memories, and what they wish others knew. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Veronica Fletcher Thousands of children in New York City lost a parent or caregiver to COVID. This project was produced in collaboration with THE CITY, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits as part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s COVID memorial and journalism project. Across New York City, more than 8,700 children have lost a parent or c ..read more
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The Pandemic Robbed Thousands of NYC Children of Parents. Many Aren’t Getting the Help They Need.
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by Liz Donovan and Fazil Khan
1w ago
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY Veronica Fletcher and her children, from left, Joshua, Maddie and Ziggy, in November. They lost their husband and father, MTA bus maintainer Joseph Trevor Fletcher, early in the pandemic. This story was produced in collaboration with THE CITY, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits as part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s COVID memorial and journalism project. Additional reporting by Muriel ..read more
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