Mayoral candidates faced off at a Longwood church to debate their proposed policies on issues that concern New Yorkers. One of the candidates—scandal-scarred former congressman Anthony Weiner—left early, to address media throngs.
A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.
The race for Hunts Point’s seat on the City Council became a whole lot more heated in late July, as the challenger, Julio Pabon, publicly accused incumbent Maria del Carmen Arroyo of standing by while her campaign staff forged large numbers of signatures to get her on the ballot.
The city’s Industrial Development Agency voted to approve a package of tax exemptions and incentives that would bring online grocer FreshDirect to the Harlem River Yards in Port Morris.
Following a ruling by a State Supreme Court judge in June, the City Comptroller’s office can now audit shelter deals before the Department of Homeless Services allows landlords to convert their residential buildings into shelters.