Oscar The Grouch Takes A Second Five Borough Tour To Get Out The Count

The New York City Department of Sanitation, in collaboration with NYC Census 2020 and F.Y. Eye, has launched the second flight of a Get-Out-The-Count (GOTC) Census campaign, featuring a special guest, Oscar the Grouch. Continue Reading →

Plastic Bag Banned From Harlem To The Hudson: What You Need To Know

A statewide ban on plastic bags means grocery stores, food establishments and other New York businesses must stop using them from March 1, 2020 — and in New York City consumers will also be charged 5 cents for every paper bag they use. Continue Reading →

Fire Claims 6 lives, Including 4 Children At Frederick E. Samuel Houses In Harlem

By Ted Shaffrey

Six family members, including four children, were killed early Wednesday when a fire that apparently started on a stove ravaged a Harlem apartment, authorities said. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Will X-Ray For Lead Paint At 135,000 Apartments From Harlem To Hollis

The embattled New York City Housing Authority has launched a new effort to identify apartments contaminated with lead paint using X-ray devices that can detect the metal through multiple layers of paint. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Teamsters Local 237 Secure Fair Wages And More For NYCHA Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, announced today that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237. Continue Reading →

Sanitation Chief Kathryn Garcia To Head NYCHA, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked the city’s sanitation commissioner to run the New York City Housing Authority Tuesday, one week after announcing a federal oversight deal and amid rising concerns over the scandal-laden agency‘s new leadership. Continue Reading →