New York City

(Photo courtesy Bureau Blank) OU SE PLIS PASE ESKÒ KREDI OU.  I can’t read the words either. But for the more than 100,000 New York City residents who speak Haitian Creole, it represents the City’s commitment to inform New Yorkers – all New Yorkers – of their rights. In this case, their right...
11/05/2015
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Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City’s Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. So it’s entirely appropriate that New York City...
10/01/2014
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Hamilton Nolan is upset that rich people buy up apartments in New York City and do not really use them. He proposes putting an end to this practice by taxing owners of unoccupied apartments 20% of the apartment's market value. But there is a better way forward: tax NYC land rents. As Nolan points...
08/20/2014
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Why is New York City’s public housing about to collapse?  The pending collapse is literal as well as physical: hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are living with mold, water, and broken elevators throughout the city’s 2,600 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings, and resident...
08/13/2014
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“How can you pay your debt, if you can’t get a job?” That’s the straight-forward question Council Member Debi Rose asked on the steps of New York’s City Hall this morning, as she stood up as a lead sponsor of legislation which would ban discrimination against job applicants and employees based on...
04/10/2014
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Last week, we talked about the role that outside spending played in the New York City Council race and how of the 20 candidates Jobs for New York supported, 16 won. However, as Mark Schmitt at the New Republic pointed out, over half of the candidates Jobs for New York supported also had the support...
09/22/2013
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Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a report on how the City could prepare for the rising sea levels that will result from climate change. A Stronger, More Resilient New York is a 438-page blueprint for climate adaptation that covers everything from coastal protection to built...
06/17/2013
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Here’s a very real impact of climate change: as hurricane season approaches, New York City- a region that never had to worry about hurricanes before- is assessing whether it would be ready for another storm. Prior to 2011, the city never worried about hurricanes because it was well outside...
06/06/2013
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"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston.  "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA baggage screener, because of a bogus charge on my credit report.  I found myself stuck at a low...
02/08/2013
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“My client only wants to look at employed candidates,”  said one recruiter. “The company. . . will not interview any professional not presently working,” said another. “Candidate MUST be currently employed . . .  "employed or only recently unemployed. . ." "...
01/23/2013
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