Thursday, September 21, 2017



* On this week’s podcast, the Shine Foundation’s Founding Chair Jennifer Tan and President Lisa Nann join us to talk about an increase in reports of domestic violence incidents in New York City, which has gotten the attention of local elected officials, and why financial pressures can sometimes keep domestic violence victims bound to their abusers too often go unaddressed.

* As a pillar of New York City’s most critical affordable housing stock, units in the Mitchell-Lama housing program are facing threats of conversion to market-rate housing and a lack of maintenance, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Dealice Fuller, chairwoman of Brooklyn Community Board 1, write in NY Slant.



* The longtime leader of good-government group Citizens Union, Dick Dadey, is taking a leave of absence, the group’s chair, the Daily News writes.

* Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis said the city would be better off diverting 300 million dollars that Mayor de Blasio plans to spend revamping its homeless shelter system for permanent housing for the poor, according to the New York Post.

* Bullying and homelessness are far more likely to impact LGBT and questioning students compared to heterosexual kids, a report from the New York City Department of Health shows, the Daily News reports.

* Jezebel is publishing a five-part series drawn from Rise, a magazine that shares the stories of parents who have been involved with the child welfare system over the past several years.

* There’s a lot of kibitzing and not much kvetching in a course sponsored by Workmen’s Circle a Jewish nonprofit that teaches dogs (and humans) commands in Yiddish, the New York Times writes. Also, see our reporting on how Workmen’s Circle engages youth on social issues.

* The housing nonprofit Center for NYC Neighborhoods and design firm Ideo refashioned a post-Sandy flood information site, FloodHelpNY, into a user-friendly portal to help area homeowners suss out their property’s status and navigate the perplexing flood insurance landscape, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

* Crime is rising in New York City Housing Authority developments, and residents who have witnessed or experienced crime can apply for an emergency transfer to other housing, but many of the families who rely on the program aren’t getting the help they need, City Limits reports.



* Manhattan state Sen. Brad Hoylman wrote to state regulators expressing concern that the company purchasing Fidelis Care said it will try to continue a policy for at least a year of not providing contraceptive and other family planning service coverage, the Daily News writes.

* Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to fly on private jets to attend routine public events instead of taking cheaper commercial airliners because he has an “incredibly demanding schedule,” his spokeswoman said, the New York Times writes.




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* The Trump administration is drafting a new policy to quickly deport more than 150,000 child migrants from Central America who arrived alone in the U.S. illegally, creating a new class of undocumented migrants, Newsweek writes.



* The percentage of people of color in the executive director or CEO role at nonprofits has remained under 20 percent for the last 15 years, even as the country is more diverse, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther write in the Center for New York City Affairs.




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* First responders and employees of companies affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks built 500 bright pink and green children’s bicycles in lower Manhattan as part of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, the New York Post reports.

Refoundry has a special interest in teaching former inmates to create and sell furniture, as its social justice-minded founders believe that encouraging entrepreneurship is a good way to reduce recidivism across America, Huffington Post writes

* The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a philanthropic organization whose goal is “to improve access and opportunity for all New Yorkers,” is listing a 15-room carriage house at 167 E. 73rd St. for almost 22 million dollars, the Post writes.



Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan is among the recipients to receive a share of $25.2 million in federal funding awarded to the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, through the Opioid State Targeted Response grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the grant is to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet need, and reduce overdose-related deaths in 16 New York State counties identified as having a high need for response to the problem of opioid use disorder.

* GallopNYC announced the appointment of five new members of its Board of Directors and two new members of its Council of Advisors. Joining the Board of Directors are Gavin Case, Gregory Hackett, Paul Hinton, Natalia Kory, and Julie Napolitano. The new members on the GallopNYC Council of Advisors are Iris Gold and Ken Paterno. Case is the Director of Global OTC Regulatory Compliance at Macquarie Group, New York. Gregory Hackett is the head of Commercial Real Estate Principal Finance, RBC Capital Markets. Paul Hinton is the parent of a GallopNYC rider, Sammy. Natalia Kory is the Chief Technology Officer in the Legal Department of JP Morgan Chase. Julie Napolitano is a Cross Asset Solutions Strategist at Bunge, LTD. Iris Gold, Director of Compliance at Barclays, grew up in New York City and learned how to ride at Lynne's Riding School, now GallopNYC Forest Hills. Ken Paterno is a Strategist in Financial Services at Barclays.



* Union Settlement, the oldest and largest social service provider in East Harlem, announced three new senior staff appointments – Rich Bengloff as the new Chief Financial Officer, Chanda Hill as the new Director of Early Childhood Education, and Bonnie Miller-Ladds as the new Director of Mental Health. Bengloff most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Goddard Riverside Community Center and also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for WNYC Radio. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at both Hunter College and at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He served on the Union Settlement Board of Directors from 2001 to 2009, including a period as Assistant Board Treasurer, and has worked at Deloitte, Sony Music and Time Warner.




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* The state’s lobbying and ethics watchdog panel signed off on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free private jet ride to the U.S. Virgin Islands last week that was paid for by billionaire John Catsimatidis, even though he stands to gain from a biofuels mandate that Cuomo recently signed into law, the Times Union writes.

* The de Blasio administration has continued to expand the interpretation of a controversial state law that bars public disclosure of personnel records of police officers, as seen on Wednesday, when an NYPD judge invoked it to shield a retired officer from testifying in the James Blake case, the Times writes.

* Anthony Weiner asked not to serve any prison time for his conviction in a sexting case last week, but federal prosecutors said that his request for probation was “simply inadequate,” and asked a judge to give him a prison term of 21 to 27 months, The New York Times writes.




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Since its inception in 2001, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills has grown into a nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry. Join us on September 28th for the 2017 Building Futures Awards Reception as we honor three individuals for their commitment to growing the diversity of New York City’s construction industry and expanding opportunities in communities across the five boroughs. Read more.





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POINT OF INTEREST: “People want to teach their dog Yiddish...It’s a New York thing to do,” via the New York Times.


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