Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Older New Yorkers Face Acute Pain in Finding Homes

Anna Santorinios preparing lunch for her husband, George, at their home in Astoria, Queens.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Anna Santorinios preparing lunch for her husband, George, at their home in Astoria, Queens.
Finding adequate housing has become an all-consuming preoccupation for many older New Yorkers, a group whose explosive growth and changing housing needs pose new challenges for the city.
The ceiling is cracked and the pews covered in the sanctuary of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center in Washington Heights.
Katherine Marks for The New York Times
The ceiling is cracked and the pews covered in the sanctuary of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center in Washington Heights.
The Fort Tryon Jewish Center in Washington Heights, a synagogue built in 1938, still sits in disrepair several years after rebuilding came to a halt.

Grimm, Staten Island Lawmaker, Is Charged With Fraud

Representative Michael G. Grimm was charged with underreporting wages and payroll while running an Upper East Side restaurant.

Three Contractors Sentenced to 20 Years in CityTime Corruption Case

Federal prosecutors said the defendants were responsible for more than $100 million in losses to New York City through the payroll modernization project.

Schumer Weighs In, Seeking Federal Changes for Structure of Port Authority

Senator Charles E. Schumer wants to make permanent changes in Washington, reducing the influence that the governors of two states wield over an empire that spans the Hudson River.

A Runway Standoff: Safety vs. Foliage at Westchester Airport

Airport officials fear a small airstrip will have to be reduced because of tall trees.
Nicole Carty is one of the organizers of the Crown Heights Tenant Union and a veteran of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Kirsten Luce for The New York Times
Nicole Carty is one of the organizers of the Crown Heights Tenant Union and a veteran of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The Crown Heights Tenant Union, founded by young Occupy Wall Street veterans, is one of the most effective groups at dealing with issues raised by the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood.

William H. Honan, Journalist and Author, Dies at 83

Mr. Honan was a culture editor for The New York Times and the author of several books.

No Jail Time for Brooklyn Man Who Threw Bleach on a Rabbi

A Brooklyn man avoided jail time in a plea deal that gave him five years of probation, a spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said on Monday.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell in Court Over Domestic Dispute
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