Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of City Planning"

April 24 panel on the 2020 Census. Left to right: Wendy Weiser, moderator, director of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference and Joseph Salvo, director of Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Be Counted – Trump Doesn’t Want You to Be’

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Experts discussed challenges to the 2020 Census, in New York and beyond, at a panel held by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

New: the NYC Population FactFinder

New: the NYC Population FactFinder

Demographics, New York April 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

The NYC Planning Department has released a new platform, Population FactFinder, to make it easer to access data about NYC.

Protesters rally against the city’s Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 29. (Photo by Noah Stein via Hunts Point Express)

Protesting Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx, Housing October 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm

On Sept. 29, residents and activists rallied to voice concerns about the city’s plans for rezoning Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.

The shell of the old Bay Ridge Theatre, which now houses several chain stores, could also go if the city upzones commercial corridors in Bay Ridge and a developer decides to redevelop the land. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini
via Brooklyn Daily)

Bay Ridge Worries Over Rezoning Proposal

Brooklyn, Real Estate March 27, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Bay Ridge residents worry that a city proposal to ease building height restrictions might change the character of their neighborhood, Brooklyn Daily reports.

The city promises a 'holistic' approach to rezoning a corridor along Jerome Avenue. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Bronx Bureau)

Will Jerome Avenue Go the Way of Willets Point?

Bronx, Business, Housing October 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.

Abel and Isaac Diaz (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Getting Help at a Citizenship Workshop

Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks July 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Volunteers and legal experts in the Bronx help permanent residents navigate the application process.

Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights Draws Chinese Residents

Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights Draws Chinese Residents

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Dyker Heights’ Chinese residents have not always been welcome in the traditionally Italian-American area.

Aileen Torres and her husband Edwing Toro, were born in New York to Puerto Rican parents but now they're seeking a better quality of life and new horizons in the Sunshine State of Florida. When it comes to Puerto Ricans, they're not alone. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Boricuas Seek Better Life, ‘Sunshine’ Outside of NYC

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Puerto Rican New Yorkers who are seeking a better quality of life in other states. Over 90,000 have left the city over the past decade for calmer, less expensive destinations like Florida.

Mohan Singh is one of many cab drivers who are concerned about the New York Police Department's proposed security plan for the World Trade Center site. (Photo by Aline Reynolds/Downtown Express)

Cab Drivers Join Locals to Protest W.T.C. Security Proposal

Business, Transportation March 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

As residents of the Financial District express their disapproval of the New York City Police Department’s plan to set up checkpoints and close streets around the World Trade Center site, taxi drivers have chimed in to say that they’ll avoid downtown, leaving residents stranded, if the plan is implemented.