Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:
Friday, November 09, 2012
The city says 82 percent of public housing developments now have power and 70 percent have heat and hot water. But that still means thousands of residents are living in substandard conditions.
Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, where more than 6,000 people live, is one of the worst-off developments. About half the residents are still dealing with power outages, no heat and in some cases no water at all.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
With tens of thousands of people potentially facing homelessness and in need of long term shelter, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday appointed a former federal disaster coordinator to oversee the city's efforts to provide them with replacement housing. The new director, Brad Gair, is also a former deputy commissioner for the city's Office of Emergency Management.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Large parts of the East Village appear to be back to normal with cafes open and young people back on the streets. But at a public housing development on Avenue C, the desperation was palpable.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The New York City Housing Authority estimates that 56,000 households are living in apartments that have too many rooms for the size of their families – but longtime residents bristle at the thought of downsizing.
Monday, October 22, 2012
City council members and housing officials joined tenants and their advocates Monday outside an apartment building on 190th Street to protest the asking price for the foreclosed property. They claim the sale price is too high and will only result in another round of defaults.
Monday, October 22, 2012
There are approximately 350,000 young people in the New York metro area not in school or working, according to a report by Measure of America, a project by the Brooklyn-based Social Science Research Council.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday on whether the University of Texas at Austin wrongly discriminated against a white woman who sought admission in 2008. The decision could have broad implications, and a wide range of interested parties in New York City are watching the case closely.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The city and state have released up to $3 million to non-profits so they can hire new staff to deal with the high demand for a rental subsidy program.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that the city's efforts to move juvenile delinquents from upstate facilities to placements in New York City where they will be closer to home is underway.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
A new report finds without housing assistance more domestic violence victims are leaving city shelters without having a safe place to go.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Nearly three years have passed since the foreclosure crisis hit rock bottom in New York City. But the Obama administration's program to help struggling homeowners has had mixed results in Southeast Queens.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Homelessness is up among families, single adults and those living on the streets. That's according to the Mayor's Management Report for fiscal year 2012.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
An estimated 74,000 more New Yorkers fell into poverty last year, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday. It marks the third straight year that the poverty rate has ticked up in New York City.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Hundreds of panhandlers and peddlers ride the NYC subways singing, performing or describing the circumstances that have all brought them to the same place: a subway car asking strangers for money or food. The MTA has a strict policy against panhandling that is regularly flouted; ultimately the decision to give — or not to give — is a personal one.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
No one has come forward to claim the remains of a construction worker that died during a building collapse Monday. Winston Gillett marked his 67th birthday just days before he fell to his death at a job site in Fort Green, Brooklyn.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows the number of households struggling to afford food in New York State continues to rise.
Monday, September 03, 2012
The federal poverty rate in New Jersey was officially 10 percent in 2010 but a new report commissioned by the United Way of Northern New Jersey estimates that over one-third of state's households are struggling to get by.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Public housing developments in Brooklyn and Queens have seen a 26 percent spike in crime over the last two years - that's according to a New York City Housing Authority document.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With help from local internet companies, New York City is launching free tech classes for small businesses interested in building their own websites or marketing themselves using social media.