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The Take-out Industry Is Booming Thanks To Silicon Valley, But These Are the People Getting Left Behind
E-bikes, and the large population of delivery cyclists who ride them, are the key to New York City’s booming takeout industry. So why does the city confiscate and ticket them at an alarming rate? Cycling advocates say it’s part of an outdated law that affects populations of immigrants working long hours, often serving as contractors who lack health insurance and the ability to sue their employers or push back on tech industry behemoths. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the crackdown is a response to safety concerns and community complaints, and regulation is aimed at businesses that break the law. HuffPost took to the streets on two wheels to examine how the system is failing immigrants and what can be done to fix it.
Sandra Chica's husband Pablo Villavicencio-Calderon faces deportation after being detained by ICE while delivering food to Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn, New York on June 1.
American politics has always been a full-contact sport. But it has crossed a line in recent years. It is now less like sport and more like war.
This week, we heard news of another rise in the homeless population in NYC's shelters. Mayor de Blasio said he is formulating a "comprehensive vision" on homelessness.
De Blasio is hoping this executive order will serve as a model for employers everywhere.
For Many Homeowners Sandy Recovery Has Yet To Begin, But To The Build It Back Program It's All But Complete, And That's Wrong.
The Housing Recovery Office is moving aggressively toward Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of program completion by the end of 2016. The following deadlines, forced upon Sandy victims who have been waiting nearly four years for assistance, will be strictly enforced.
Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.
Bill de Blasio could well be the most mired mayor in New York City history. As the subject of multiple investigations at the state and federal level, he's not just tabloid fodder.