A proposal for a 977-unit residential project in fast-changing Bushwick faces opposition over the number of affordable housing units and whether those apartments will be affordable enough for longtime Bushwick residents.
Author: Tobias Salinger
Activists led chants for a $15-per-hour minimum wage from a step-ladder podium in Herald Square last Thursday. Three dozen Occupy demonstrators and local union members spoke up as passersby took leaflets or paused to listen.
City employees have been working without union contracts since 2009 in some cases and the next mayor is going to have to devise a way to pay all 306,000 of them retroactive and future wage increases.
Declining city funds and the growing number of non-industrial businesses in and around industrial business zones (IBZ’s) are at odds with the program’s original purpose.