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Shortage of Playgrounds in NYC
Environment and Energy, Features, Finance, New York

Shortage of Playgrounds in NYC

New York, NY — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has documented a severe shortage of playgrounds in New York City. Also many are substandard and unsafe. In the Comptroller’s recent report, “State of Play: A New Model for NYC Playgrounds,” there are neighborhoods in the city lacking playgrounds for children. There is a particular shortage in…

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun
Entertainment, Features, New York

‘Tootsie’ Musical Is Totally Fun

Tootsie, the musical-comedy adaptation of the 1982 Academy Award-winning movie that starred Dustin Hoffman, is totally fun and provides one belly laugh after another. Santino Fontana nails Hoffman’s role as Michael Dorsey, an out-of-work actor who in order to obtain a role in a new musical impersonates a female, and becomes a star under the…

NYC Workers Bring May Day To Trump’s Doorstep
Building Trades, Education, Features, Law and Politics, New York, topslot, Transportation

NYC Workers Bring May Day To Trump’s Doorstep

New York, NY – Stagnant wages, unsafe working and attacks on immigrant communities of color all combined to define the overall feeling of insecurity working men and women expressed during this week’s May Day observance along Central Park West on Wednesday. “We’ve got to stand strong because they’re trying to bust us up,” NYCHA secretary…

U.S. Workers Continue to Die On-the-Job in Large Numbers
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York, Transportation

U.S. Workers Continue to Die On-the-Job in Large Numbers

New York, NY – Deaths on-the-job is a national crisis, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.  “It’s well past the time that folks in Washington, D.C., stop playing politics and take action to prevent these tragedies.” In 2017, the number of worker deaths totaled  5,147. Although the number was less than 2016 with 5,190, deaths on-the-job…

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