Dec. 7, 2023 By Czarinna Andres Council Member Julie Won, along with members of the Long Island City-based New York Irish Center, wrapped and donated 1,500 toys that were distributed to residents of NYCHA housing developments and homeless shelters in the western Queens. The occasion marked the 11th Annual Shoe Box Toy Drive in which… Read more »
Nov. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The nonprofit Rising Ground has been assisting homeless youth and those in need through a series of programs, including their drop-in centers in Jamaica and Far Rockaway. The services offered there provide much-needed assistance to youths ages 14 to 24. Racquel Jones, the program director for Rising Ground’s Jamaica…
Aug. 15, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams New York City is home to people from all over the world. We may eat different foods and speak different languages, but in the end, we all want things: jobs, good schools for our children, public safety, and a chance to live the American Dream. A central part…
Jun. 5, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller
More than 100,000 households have signed up for a city program that offers public housing residents free internet and basic cable, Mayor Eric Adams’ office is set to announce Monday.
May. 5, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller The recently established New York City Housing Authority “Preservation Trust,” designed to unlock billions of dollars in sorely needed federal funds to fix up the city’s dilapidated public housing stock, is taking shape, as Mayor Eric Adams appointed six individuals Friday to a nine-member panel that will lead the…
May 5, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A fully affordable housing complex for low-income families and the formerly homeless has opened in Astoria — and officials including Mayor Eric Adams held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion on Wednesday, May 3. The new development, located at 3-24 27th Ave., is situated on a former parking… Read more »
Mar. 20, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller
While signing five bills designed to combat an ongoing scourge of fires linked to faulty batteries found in e-bikes and e-scooters, used by most delivery workers, Mayor Eric Adams on Monday released his own plan to combat the blazes.