Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Casey Tolan, via Gotham Gazette)

Modi Promises Lifetime Visa for Indian Americans

In the News, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country’s future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.

Carlos Menchaca speaking at the City Hall Mexican Independence Day Celebration (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexican, Politics September 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

Public Advocate James at a body-worn camera press conference (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Gotham Gazette)

Trying Out an NYPD Body Camera

Crime, In the News, New York, Politics September 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Kristen Meriwether of Gotham Gazette decided to try out an NYPD body camera, one of two types being used in a pilot program.

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoting paid sick leave (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Opinion: A NYC Small-Business Owner on Costs

Business, New York, Opinion September 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

A NYC small-business owner comments on costs, including those associated with the paid sick leave law, in an opinion piece interview in Gotham Gazette.

Bringing Immigrants Together in Public Spaces

Bringing Immigrants Together in Public Spaces

Government, Immigration, New York June 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

The city’s Department of Transportation has partnered with communities to build 44 open public plazas that have been a particular boon in immigrant neighborhoods, reports Gotham Gazette.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball (purple tie) at a ribbon cutting in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

African American, Business, Latino, Women June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

In Jackson Heights (Photo by Fran Simó, Creative Commons license)

Indian Elections Could Have Local Effects

Immigration, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, South Asian May 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

With Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India, New York could see an increase in the number of Indian immigrants, due to stronger economic ties as well as his party’s stance on homosexuality, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo by Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio via City Limits)

Housing Plan: Speed, Rezoning, Sustainability Key Elements

Government, Housing, New York May 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s new housing plan was cited for its community inclusiveness, the high numbers of units allocated to the very poor, and for the speed and sustainability which are planned, City Limits and Gotham Gazette report.

(Photo by Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons license)

New Yorkers Missing Out on Deferred Action

Immigration, New York, Youth April 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Many young immigrants qualify for the DACA program but have not applied for various reasons, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Accounting for the City’s Vacant Lots

Housing, New York March 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Thousands of lots and empty buildings are candidates for development of affordable housing, but the city is still trying to get a handle on just how many are scattered across the five boroughs, Gotham Gazette reports.

Councilman Dan Garodnick and Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito before a City Council meeting. (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

Government March 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

City government entities are now required to webcast public meetings and hearings but lack of clarity is preventing full implementation of the law, reports Gotham Gazette.

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Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Health, Housing February 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Several thousand low-income renters with HIV or AIDS who have struggled to make rent payments will soon benefit from a rent cap, Gotham Gazette reports.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Kevdiaphoto, Creative Commons license)

Latino Group Cautions de Blasio Over Cabinet Diversity

A Latino organization expresses its discomfort at what it calls a “disturbing pattern” of “marginal inclusion” of Hispanics for top-level appointments in Bill de Blasio administration, reports Gotham Gazette.

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.