It’s up to neighbors to make sure city’s new plantings survive hot summers and other cruelties of urban life
The New York World has teamed up with Public Insight Network to deepen our reporting by putting questions to readers. We want to learn how newly planted trees are faring in your neighborhood.
596 Acres identifies hundreds of vacant lots as prime sites for community gardens
You might notice more schoolchildren running around today, thanks to this little-known holiday. Here’s the story behind it.
For some New Yorkers, the official opening of the city’s beaches is the most anticipated part of Memorial Day Weekend. But the miles of sandy surf can’t always be taken for granted. Shutdowns for pollution are a regular feature of urban beachgoing, like last year, when at the height of summer a fire at a Manhattan […]
At the end of this month, the Taxi and Limousine Commission will consider a taxi fare hike of up to 20 percent. It would be the first fare increase since 2004. But it’s not a done deal yet. We want to know: How does the TLC decide to increase taxi fares? If you have information or insight […]
Today, the City Council is expected to pass the Responsible Banking Act, which would require banks to report to a new board within the New York City Department of Finance about how they are meeting the credit needs of the city’s lower-income neighborhoods. The city would then be required to consider the information when deciding […]
Ministry of Christian Renovation has brought thousands of men from Puerto Rico to New York, for treatment that relies on prayer and welfare funds
End to federal stimulus leaves city budget short of funds for child care and other services
In New York City, the Rent Guidelines Board determines maximum rent hikes for about 1 million rent stabilized apartments. Tomorrow, the board will hold a preliminary vote on the next round of increases. We want to know: How does the Rent Guidelines Board calculate what landlords can charge their tenants? If you have information or […]