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Spared By Sandy, Hunts Point Food Market Slow to Address Flood Risk
Superstorm Sandy spared the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, New York City’s most important food source. But a decade later, little has changed when it comes to storm resiliency at the low-lying markets, and a disaster could have a major impact for the city’s restaurants, shops and food pantries. Read the story. ([link removed])
The Housing Photographer Who Chronicled Sandy’s Destruction in Queens
Retired HPD photographer Larry Racioppo spent months without electricity after Hurricane Sandy rebuilding his Rockaway Park home. His photos from that time, and of his neighborhood over the decade since, are the subject of an exhibit on display this month at the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE) in Far Rockaway. Read the story here. ([link removed])
More NYC Students Were Homeless Last Year, Even as Enrollment Declined
Though total enrollment in city schools fell by 3.2 percent, the number of homeless-identifying students increased by 3.3 percent. Those 104,000 students include 29,000 who spent time in shelters, 69,000 temporarily sharing housing with others, and approximately 5,500 who were unsheltered—living in cars, parks, or abandoned buildings. Read the story. ([link removed])
AG Urges New York Officials to Make ‘Deed Theft’ an Explicit Crime
Under current law, state and county prosecutors are bound by statutes of limitations and forced to rely on charges, like grand larceny, that do not take into account the magnitude of the crime, officials say. Read the story. ([link removed])
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¿Qué tan mortal fue la primera ola de COVID para los neoyorquinos afroamericanos y latinos?
Gracias a la Ley de Libertad de Información, City Limits obtuvo datos del Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental de la ciudad de Nueva York sobre las muertes semanales por COVID-19 desde marzo de 2020 hasta finales de julio de 2022, lo que ofrece un análisis detallado de las víctimas por raza/etnicidad para cada semana durante el comienzo de la crisis. Leer la historia ([link removed])
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Major Gifts Manager | Madre ([link removed])
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization and feminist fund that partners with community-based women's groups in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East who face war and disaster. Reporting to the Associate Director of Individual Giving and working closely with the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Manager (MGM) is responsible for managing and growing MADRE’s Major Donor program and working collaboratively with the Development and Communications, Marketing and Information Systems teams to create and implement strategies that result in greater individual giving at the major giving level.
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Opinion: New York’s Climate Crisis is a Housing Crisis ([link removed])
“Hurricane Sandy damaged 10 percent of the city’s housing. In a city with a vacancy rate of 4.5 percent, even a temporary loss of the housing supply isn’t just a problem for those directly displaced: it tightens the market for everyone, making it harder and more expensive to find housing.” Read more. ([link removed])
-The authors are staffers at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
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