Saturday, November 8th, 2014
The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be honoring veterans for their service through Veterans Day. Live talks and activities are schedule to pay tribute and recognize those who have fought in the armed forces following the September, 11, 2001 terror attacks..
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
A 17-unit housing development on Bathgate Avenue opened its doors to veterans in September. So far, 14 of the 17
studio apartments in the Bridge Gardens complex are housing veterans who were once homeless.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates there are about 2,000 homeless veterans in New York City and nearly 50,000 nationwide. Still, there’s been a 33 percent decrease in the number of homeless veterans since 2010.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Regional offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have set up town hall meetings across the country to hear from former service members trying to get their benefits.
The New York regional office held its first meeting in a near-empty room: Only seven veterans attended.
Some attendees said they heard about the meeting at the last minute. For some, the poor showing underscored larger issues with the agency, which has been working to restore trust in its services amid revelations of months-long waits for veterans seeking healthcare and attempts to hide the delays.
Friday, December 27th, 2013
Merchants and community board officials in Sunnyside have declared war on Queens Blvd. street vendors.
Their weapon of choice: cops.
The “zero-tolerance” campaign to purge the corridor of street sellers is spurring outrage from licensed peddlers, who say their livelihood is being squeezed.