Post Tagged with: "New York State"

Don’t Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

Don’t Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

March 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm 160 comments

As any New Yorker knows, winter in the Northeast can bring about a whole host of tough conditions and extremely cold temperatures. This winter has been no exception. In these months, home heating is essential, not only for comfort, but also for health reasons. In fact, the World Health OrganizationRead More

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

September 25, 2014 at 3:35 am 21 comments

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that areRead More

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

September 15, 2014 at 2:20 am 304 comments

Every adult around the world probably has some sort of bullying story to tell. Some may even say this is a right of passage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why would we allow our children and others children to be subjected to an unnecessary form of sophomoricRead More

Decoding Stop & Frisk

Decoding Stop & Frisk

August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Stop and Frisk is a highly controversial policy maintained by the New York Police Department in an effort to combat illegal handguns on the street in New York City. However, less then .2 percent of stops result in the confiscation of an illegal gun. Essentially stop and frisk involves randomRead More

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

What does Trayvon Verdict Mean for You

July 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm 109 comments

Over the weekend people across the nation were following the verdict of the Trayvon Martin v. Zimmerman case. This weekend was also the screening of the documentary Fruitvale Station so the issues of violence, guns and race were on many peoples minds as protests were held throughout the nation. Regardless ofRead More

How to Choose a Credit Counseling Agency

How to Choose a Credit Counseling Agency

June 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm 1 comment

It’s easy to get into debt. It’s much harder to get out of it. Fortunately, there are credit counseling agencies that can help you get your finances in order. They can help you figure out a budget and stick to it while managing your debt and avoiding future financial pitfalls.Read More

Co-op Living Do’s, Don’ts and Watch Out Fors..

Co-op Living Do’s, Don’ts and Watch Out Fors..

June 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm 204 comments

After years of living with parents, followed by dorm living and then roommates, co-ops can often feel like a large scaled version of communal living despite being a shareholder. A strict screening process and stringent rules would tend to make you think that New Yorkers would be averse to cooperativeRead More

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

May 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

Following a recent court decision, Sandy evacuees in the DHS Hotel Program that were at risk of further displacement can now stay in the program while replacement housing is acquired. In April, the city stated that it would be ending the program because most of the families had been ableRead More

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 1 comment

Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistentlyRead More

Problems with debt collection?

Problems with debt collection?

June 8, 2012 at 10:24 am 0 comments

In the weeks that come, we’ll be highlighting the ways the recession has affected low-income New Yorkers—and how they can protect their rights. We’ll start with one area where a little bit of information can avoid a lot of financial hardship: debt collection. Many people in debt think bankruptcy isRead More