Census Bureau numbers show that, in 2015, Hispanics edged out their white, non-Hispanic counterparts in New York City's construction workforce and represented 37.75% of all workers, according to a recent New York City Building Congress report. The margin, only 0.01%, was very small, but it represents a departure from a time when white workers dominated the industry. In 2008, for example, white workers represented 43% of the city’s construction industry, while Hispanics were only 31%.
The Neighborhood House of Sayville provides free counseling to family members devastated by an all-too-common kind of tragedy in Suffolk County free of charge.
The Brooklyn Lyceum had been at the center of a preservation battle for years before new owner Greystone Development abandoned plans to convert the landmarked building into condos, and instead restore the building, and use it as a gym.
The change in 421-a, as well as the legislature's rejection of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal for reauthorization of design-build contracting, is sure to set off intense negotiations between the three chambers with a self-imposed budget deadline of April 1.