In the wake of the events of September 11th, New York City’s economy generally, and low-income communities in particular, continue to feel the economic “ripple effect” of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The city’s shelter census has reached
But it is changing dramatically—over the past 10 years, Chinatown has experienced a flood of new development and construction, which has greatly accelerated in the wake of 9/11 and has been facilitated by pro-real estate City policies under Mayor Bloomberg.
In 2005, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the Restaurant Industry Coalition published Behind the Kitchen Door: Pervasive Inequality in New York City’s Thriving Restaurant Industry. This report showed that the restaurant industry is one of the
The development Hudson River Park is not in line with the objectives and principles set out by the New York State legislature in the Hudson River Park Act. Instead, the development projects and proposals that are being considered by the
It is important that you know that there are laws that prevent creditors and debt collectors from using abusive and aggressive tactics to collect personal, family or household debt. The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects your rights from
The total amount of judgments obtained against city residents in 2006, approximately $800 million, is the equivalent of building one new stadium for the Mets every year. Against this backdrop, this report is an attempt to understand the manner in
This report draws from official government data sources and builds upon the findings of Hear This!, particularly as related to issues of knowledge about and initial access to HPD services. (For more information on research methodology, see Appendix 3.) Based
Therefore, a working group of representatives from several organizations initiated a series of local gatherings among membership-based organizations explicitly working to address gentrification in their communities and a few resource and ally organizations or individuals (see below for more details).
National, state and local trends related to immigration, education, and post-9/11 policing and enforcement policies have had profound impacts on immigrant youth in New York City schools. As a result, significant numbers of immigrant students are struggling with a profound
Based on the findings from 697 surveys conducted between July 2005 and February 2006 with immigrant and LEP tenants, this report shows that immigrant and LEP New Yorkers are living in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions, and yet overwhelmingly do