Small businesses are regarded as the backbone of America, and New York City is no exception to having them. The New York City Department of Small Business Services recently celebrated ‘National Small Business Week’ with a mission to highlight the importance of supporting local businesses in different diverse communities.
New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced Antonio Delgado will serve as New York’s newest lieutenant governor, following the resignation of Brian Benjamin, who stepped down in April in the face of public corruption charges.
After 1,000 episodes, endless laughs and memorable “Carpool Karaoke” segments, longtime talk show host James Corden announced that 2023 will be his last year at CBS “The Late Late Show.”
Many people gather at 14th Street–Union Square in New York City on May 1, which is also known as “May Day” or “International Workers’ Day.” Demonstrators from diverse backgrounds gathered to celebrate the working-class contributions made in the city, while also calling for employers like Amazon.com Inc., and Starbucks Corp., to supply better labor rights.
To combat what can be interpreted as growing literary censorship across the United States, the Brooklyn Public Library has launched a campaign called “Books UnBanned,” allowing children between the ages of 13 to 21 to apply for a digital library card.
As CUNY students return to an increasingly in-person learning format, they are met with falling roof tiles and in some cases swarms of rats. CUNY’S decaying buildings and alarming health hazards are signs of years of neglect and safety issues.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that 116 Capital Project Grants were to be awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts. This is the first time in NYSCA history that over $100 million in grants will be disturbed.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has appointed former City Council member Laurie Cumbo as the new commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Cumbo’s earlier positions included serving as city council member, representing the 35th district which included Brooklyn neighborhoods Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights. She also served as majority leader of the council.
CUNY is investing over $8 million in stimulus funding to create CUNY Online, a new educational initiative aimed at constructing online degree capacity in the public college system. The goal of the initiative is to create more high-quality online classes and programs that meet students’ needs.
New York City is in desperate need of infrastructure reform as the COVID-19 pandemic days become more distant. With cases declining and open streets, New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ economic plan is a fast track to recovery that will be beneficial to employed New Yorkers.
Over 20,000 street vendors call the streets of New York City home, selling almost everything from clothes and food to everyday household items, making activism for business rights in the city understandable.
The Cognizant Foundation announced that $6.3 million in grants will go to 13 different organizations and other educational institutions, including CUNY. The grant will go towards efforts in supporting the advancement of marginalized groups in the technology field.
Lauren Andersen, CUNY university dean of industry and talent partnerships, released a statement where she expressed gratitude to the foundation for its generosity. She noted the similar interest that both CUNY and Cognizant share in...