Post Tagged with: "Michael Bloomberg"

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Black, Education, Latino, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new study examines why the Expanded Success Initiative did not live up to its goal of preparing Black and Latino male students for college, reports Chalkbeat.

(left photo by Brian Jeffery Beggerly, Creative Commons license, right photo by Phil Davis, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Comparing Bike Cultures

In this second of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and compares the bike culture of cities there and that of New York.

Build It Bank's new administrator, Amy Peterson, talking to aggrieved Howard Beach residents (Photo by Stephen Geffon via Queens Chronicle)

Sandy Victims Promised Speedier Relief

Environment, Government, Housing, Queens May 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Build It Back’s new administrator, Amy Peterson, said the program would be more responsive to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Queens publications reported.

Photo via Irish Voice

Mixed Reactions to de Blasio’s Refusal to Join St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Government, LGBTQ, Manhattan February 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm

For the first time in 20 years a NYC mayor will not march in the St. Patrick’s Parade on March 17 and Irish commentators reacted with pointed remarks, Irish Voice reports.

Stacy Seecharan owns of B&S Iron Works in the Bronx. As part of the city's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program, she is one of the success stories highlighted in City Limits. However, many would hardly characterize the program as a success, but rather one that falls short of its target numbers and is rife with contradictions. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Minority Business Contracting Falls Short Under Bloomberg

Business, Government, Women December 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

Efforts by the Mayor to give minority- and women-run companies a greater chunk of city contracts have not lived up to its goals, finds a three-part investigative series in City Limits.

Participants of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, one of the Young Men's Initiative programs, at a trip to the New York International Auto Show. (Photo via official site of Young Men's Initiative)

‘Young Men’s Initiative’: Broad Mission, Limited Impact

Black, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services December 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Three years into Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, City Limits examines the program’s effectiveness in helping men of color.

The Talking Transition tent is located on the corner of Canal and 6th Avenue. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan / Voices of NY)

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Elections 2013, Government, Housing, In the News, New York November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

Community leaders attribute the financial crisis facing Latino nonprofits to rules imposed by the Bloomberg administration when it comes to accessing city funding. However, it's not only problems obtaining public funding. As in the case of the iconic Alianza Dominicana, its downfall came from problems within. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mismanagement and City Policies Trigger Latino Nonprofit Crisis

Government, Latino, Social Services October 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

The dependence of Latino groups on public funds has become problematic and put their financial future in limbo, reports El Diario-La Prensa. But it’s not only challenges from the city, some nonprofits also face internal problems.

A Rockaway, Queens, resident asks Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials about beach renourishment work during news conference on Aug. 15, 2013. (Photo: US Army Corp of Engineers, NY District)

Nabes Most Vulnerable to Storms, Lost in the Wind

Environment, Government, Housing October 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

In an investigative report, Gotham Gazette in conjunction with AdaptNY explored the disconnect between local community boards and city government in preparing for destructive storms like Sandy.

Students protest co-location at Coney Island Prep, in 2011. Co-location is a concern across the city.  (BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/file photo via Home Reporter News)

Co-Location Woes in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Education, Elections 2013, Politics September 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

One community in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is left reeling after the decision for a co-location charter school took place without parents and teachers being adequately notified, reports Home Reporter News.

Bill Thompson (left) and Bill de Blasio at Sept. 3, 2013, mayoral debate. (Screen shot from debate video)

Opinion: Both Bills After Black Vote

African American, Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The black vote is significantly divided between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, says columnist Jonathan P. Hicks in the Amsterdam News. But this is not deterring other contenders in the crowded primary.

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Latino, Video, Voices' Picks August 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The candidate’s ad en español doesn’t exactly raise the bar for Spanish used in the mayoral race.

(Photo by Alan Greig, Creative Commons license)

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Ramadan Fast Ends with Eid Feast, More Events

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern, Queens, South Asian August 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Muslims marked the end of Ramadan on Thursday, ahead of a weekend of events.

Candidates for the 48th City Council District, from left to right: Ari Kagan, Theresa Scavo, Chaim Deutsch, Igor Oberman, Natraj Bhushan, David Storobin. (Photos courtetsy of the campaigns via Gotham Gazette).

Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Environment, Politics August 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The debate about how best to prepare for the next major storm that could hit New York City’s shores is dominating the fiercely contested 48th City Council District in southern Brooklyn to replace Councilman Michael Nelson, reports Latima Stephens in Gotham Gazette.