Photo: Sanitation Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch and José Bayona, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media and The Press at Community/Ethnic Media Roundtable (May 4, 2022) | New York City Department of Sanitation By Manuel Holguin Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch takes the helm of one of the essential departments in New […]
By Manuel Holguin New drivers, including immigrants, take to the road every day in New York City. To ensure that these drivers could be adequately licensed, informed of traffic laws, pass a driving test, and operate registered, inspected, and insured vehicles, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the ‘Green Light law,’ […]
Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces 2022 Citywide Open Streets Program to Include Over 150 Street Locations Totaling More Than 300 City Blocks
Working with a wide network of community partners, NYC will build on the nation’s largest Open Streets Program that reclaims street space for pedestrians and cyclists and promotes the use of streets as public space; This year’s Open Streets program includes 21 new locations, all set to begin by the summer
New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez speaks at a press conference on gun violence in Times Square on May 9, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today unveiled over 300 blocks that are slated to participate in the Open Streets program in 2022. New York City is home to the nation’s largest Open Streets program. This year’s […]
NYC raised $2.5 million for survivors of the Bronx fire. Why has the Mayor's Office only distributed 10% of that fund to families in need?
Bronx, NY USA January 14, 2022 – A makeshift memorial for the families of Twin Parks North West Building where a five alarm fire killed 17 people including 8 children in The Bronx. (Shutterstock) By Amir Khafagy, Documented NY After Yadhira Rodriguez, her husband and two sons, lost their home in the Twin Parks fire […]
By David C. Banks, Dr. Ted Long and Dr. Dave A. Chokshi Across the country, we have seen schools grapple with how to safely return to in-person learning. From navigating vaccine requirements and launching in-school testing to distributing KN95s and other PPE, adapting to the realities of this pandemic has been no easy feat. In […]
800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.
People cast their vote for the 2020 U.S Presidential Election at a polling site in Manhattan on November 3, 2020 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New […]
By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood would likely become more diverse and less segregated under a proposal to allow more development in the neighborhood, according to a first-of-its-kind study on the contentious rezoning’s potential racial impact. The analysis of the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, conducted by a Columbia University professor with City Council […]