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Real estate regulations got a gender-neutral update last week after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill striking references to “salesmen” from the text of the state’s real property law and replacing it with “salespeople.” more
The numbers don’t lie. The strategy of Mayor Eric Adams and predecessor Bill de Blasio to help the homeless has failed miserably. Instead of finding suitable places for such people to live or find shelter, they are using the police and sanitation departments to clear out homeless encampments. more
Mayor Eric Adams made an impromptu visit to Morningside Drive just outside Harlem Saturday, sharing a park bench with Shams DaBaron, a man who reads Rumi and Homer, and has slept on many park benches since first finding refuge in the streets as a child. more
Homeless New York residents and their allies marched through Carl Schurz Park and arrived at the gates of a heavily fortified Gracie Mansion July 17 to deliver their demands to Mayor Eric Adams: stop the sweeps, get cops out of outreach, stop throwing out our belongings. more
Since early last year, city social services officials have quietly tried to root out nepotism and conflicts of interest within one of the city’s largest nonprofit operators of homeless shelters — African American Planning Commission Inc. — even as the homeless services department procured and ushered through a review of a new proposal for a 130-bed shelter facility in North Riverdale. more
Laura Levine-Pinedo, who operates Bronx Burger House in North Riverdale, shows off gift bags she and a host of Riverdale area volunteers donated to 112 mothers on May 7 at the Praxis Housing Initiatives’ Broadway Family Plaza family shelter. more
To the editor: After reading a recent New York Times article reporting how the residents of Chinatown and its elected officials collaborated in canceling plans for a homeless shelter in their neighborhood after their joint efforts and protests, it saddens me that Riverdale has fallen into such a state of apathy and resignation over the failure of our nepotistic Dinowitz dynasty to do anything positive for our community. more
The last few years have been hard on families across the city. It’s more than likely that many New Yorkers have fallen on hard times and are still affected by the pandemic, inflation, and now economic challenges the rest of the world is facing as a result of the Ukrainian-Russian War. more
For weeks, neighbors hoped to get answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land use committee meeting. That’s where committee chair Charles Moerdler took the agency’s deputy commissioner, Erin Drinkwater, to task. more
Controversy continues to surround a proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale, not just by its residential and commercial neighbors around the site, but among local elected officials as well. more
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