Tag: migrant-crisis

UFT to ‘review’ changes to city budget after Adams restores some funding for schools

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Jan. 22, 2024 By Megan McGibney

In late December, right before city schools closed for the holiday break, the United Federation of Teachers announced it was filing a lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams, the city, and the New York State Education Department over nearly $2 billion in budget cuts for New York City public schools.

Former Gowanus brewery, Clinton Hill warehouse slated to become migrant shelters

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Dec. 26, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith and Cate Corcoran

Under emergency contracts relating to the migrant crisis, and with little public oversight, warehouses in Gowanus and Clinton Hill are being converted into large homeless shelters that could potentially operate for years.

‘A shelter of peace’: Sunset Park welcomes migrants with Sukkot dinner

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Oct. 6, 2023 Paul Frangipane & Adam Daly

Members of Jews For Racial and Economic Justice celebrated the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Sunset Park on Wednesday night with a special dinner offering free clothing and a meal as a way to welcome the city’s newest residents.

Reynoso to redirect Borough Hall funds to ease strain on overburdened city agencies

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Sep. 29, 2023 By Isabel Song Beer

As overburdened New York City agencies struggle to meet the needs of residents, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso will divert Borough Hall’s money and resources toward aiding New Yorkers and easing the strain on the city, he announced Wednesday.