Department of Youth and Community Development

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Eleven-Year-Old Brain Damaged by Toxic Chemicals at P.S. 51 Building, Lawsuit Claims

    An eleven-year-old who attended P.S. 51 for three years suffered brain damage from the toxic chemicals in the school building, the boy's father claims in a lawsuit filed on Monday. The boy had attended P.S. 51 from September 2007 to June 2011, two months before the Department of Education informed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Announces 4,000 New Slots for After-School

    Stumping at churches across the city yesterday, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced a $13 million initiative to add more slots to the city's after school programs. 4,000 seats will be added to after-school care and tutoring for elementary and middle school students.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    DiBrienza Quits Council Race Under a Cloud

    Steve DiBrienza had been running to retrieve his old Brooklyn council seat when people began questioning his involvement with the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation, a non-profit which some reporters said did not seem to do much except collect city funding and pay salaries, including DiBrienza's. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    City Freezes Bronx Councilman's Million-Dollar Non-Profit Play

    Too close for comfort? Amid recent revelations about a secret Council slush fund and taxpayer-funded shenanigans at non-profits, the city has denied Councilman Larry Seabrook's near million-dollar request to fund a new non-profit that's located within his district headquarters. The city system of ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2006

    Bloomy's 'All Stars'

    City arranges new multimillion-dollar financing for Fulani's crew

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2006

    No All Clear for All Stars

    Fred Newman, the aging guru for Lenora Fulani and other devotees of his Social Therapy cult, sent a long goodbye note last week to backers of his controversial youth program, the All Stars Project. Newman, 70, said he was stepping down as executive producer of the group, and also giving up his post ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2005

    Fulani's City Hall Push

    The mayor's wacky allies just want some respect—and a city contract

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    All the King's Men

    City Lends a Hand to Conservative Pol

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    Scouts Dis-Honor

    Antigay Policy Could End City and Corporate Support

  • News

    July 14, 1998

    Nowhere to Go

    New York is Hell If You're 18 and Homeless