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Summer Youth Employment Program Hangs in the Balance: 'exalt' Says They are Ready to Go Remote

Summer Youth Employment Program Hangs in the Balance: 'exalt' Says They are Ready to Go Remote

Thousands of kids across New York City depend on the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to occupy their time every summer.

City Organization 'In It Together NYC' Working to Combat Food Insecurity During COVID19

City Organization 'In It Together NYC' Working to Combat Food Insecurity During COVID19

A city-wide grassroots, volunteer effort called In It Together NYC, is tackling food insecurity to ensure New Yorkers don’t go hungry during COVID-19 pandemic.

Congresswoman Velazquez Introduces Legislation to Make Pandemic Unemployment Funds Tax-Free

Congresswoman Velazquez Introduces Legislation to Make Pandemic Unemployment Funds Tax-Free

The congresswoman, whose district encompasses Bushwick, has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would make the $600 weekly benefit provided in the CARES Act tax free

Public Advocate Calls For Oversight and Data Protections in COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Public Advocate Calls For Oversight and Data Protections in COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Williams sent letters to both Mayor de Blasio and Gov Cuomo citing both the “strong public health potential of contact tracing programs and the inherent risks associated with of private information"

NY Unemployment System Collapsing Amid Coronavirus Layoffs: Cuomo

NY Unemployment System Collapsing Amid Coronavirus Layoffs: Cuomo

New York alone accounts for almost 30% of the United States’ total cases of unemployment.

Helping COVID-19 Frontline Workers Through Art

Helping COVID-19 Frontline Workers Through Art

A fine art rental subscription company called Curina has launched a COVID-19 benefit project and will donate 100% of its sale commission to delivering PPE

Congresswoman Sends out Community Stakeholder Coronavirus Update

Congresswoman Sends out Community Stakeholder Coronavirus Update

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who holds New York’s 7th Congressional District seat, office has sent out a series of updates regarding COVID-19.

Bushwick Noise Compaints Spike as NYS Stays on PAUSE

Bushwick Noise Compaints Spike as NYS Stays on PAUSE

It comes as no surprise that in the city that never sleeps, when everyone is forced into their homes and closed quarters, 311 complaints experience a spike.

Bodega Ordering App Developed as Sales Plummet From Coronavirus Fallout

Bodega Ordering App Developed as Sales Plummet From Coronavirus Fallout

The app was developed by the Bodega and Small Business Association of New York and JungleWork, a tech company.

Play this Dr. Fauci video game and Raise Money for NYC’s First Responders

Play this Dr. Fauci video game and Raise Money for NYC’s First Responders

Fauci’s Revenge is part of the #BeattheVirus campaign to raise $25,000 for New York City hospitals and first responders.

Daniel Teran of The Wheelhouse is Set to Send Hundreds of Weekly Meals to Brooklyn Hospitals

Daniel Teran of The Wheelhouse is Set to Send Hundreds of Weekly Meals to Brooklyn Hospitals

The restaurant industry is considered essential during this crisis, "we have a responsibility to make sure our neighborhoods are safe and fed."

Bushwick Lawmakers Sign Open Letter Urging Cuomo to Reject Medicaid Cuts

Bushwick Lawmakers Sign Open Letter Urging Cuomo to Reject Medicaid Cuts

The letter dated March 30, is signed by 30 New York state lawmakers on the city, state, and federal levels, urges Governor Cuomo to withdraw his Medicare Redesign Team’s proposed Medicaid funding cut

Councilmember Rafael Espinal Announces Brooklyn Borough President Run

Councilmember Rafael Espinal Announces Brooklyn Borough President Run

Espinal joins the race with fellow councilmembers Robert Corgeny, Antonio Reynoso and Crown Heights-based, formerly incarcerated bishop Lamor Whitehead.

L Train: MTA Begins Testing New Technology to Speed Up Service

L Train: MTA Begins Testing New Technology to Speed Up Service

New signaling equipment has been installed along the L line and it is ready for a trial run.

Blue Ribbon Honor Given to Bushwick Charter School

Blue Ribbon Honor Given to Bushwick Charter School

A Bushwick charter school has been recognized as one of top charter schools in the nation.

Will the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan Address the Affordable Housing Crisis?

Will the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan Address the Affordable Housing Crisis?

Bushwick rent has skyrocketed by 60 percent in the last decade.

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