New York Based Non-profit Enters $33 Million Contract to Help Eliminate Homelessness

Homelessness is a problem in New York City. For the past decade, non-profits have defined homelessness as chronic homelessness—the state of being unsheltered for more than 9 months and having mental problems, physical or developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse issues. An association of non-profits dedicated to this cause, lead by The Center for Urban Community Services, has entered a $33 million contract with the City of New York to take on this issue. The contract requires these organizations to give a new definition to homelessness. These organizations are now being asked to help short-term homeless people and newly homeless people.

Despite the fact that the economy has risen within recent years, factors such as the high costs of living in New York City, low salaries, job instability, unemployment, underemployment and competition are pushing people into homelessness. There are a lot of people with jobs who are homeless.

There are 6 drop in centers in the City of New York, and two more are planned to open. In these places, people can drop in to take showers and receive meals. The city has a main shelter system, though city shelters have a reputation of being unsafe places. Shelters also have strict restrictions and curfews. As a result, many people choose to live outside, despite the chance of authorities throwing them off the land and destroying their belongings.

Because of the bad reputation of shelters, the city has opened up safe-haven beds in smaller quarters such as churches. These safe haven beds do not have such strict curfews and restrictions as shelters.

To get an idea of how many homeless people there are in New York City, one must look at various figures. According to a survey in February of 2017, it was found that about 3,900 people live outdoors in New York City, which is a 40% increase from the year before. However, these numbers may not be completely accurate, and there may be even more homeless people who are not accounted for in the survey. According to a list of names that the city has, about 2,000 people are homeless. On some of the most not-so-great days, the amount of people in the main shelter system can reach around 60,000.

Amicus Therapeutics Leads The Holistic Health Industry

Amicus Rx Therapeutics has over 10+ years of expertise in pharmaceuticals and are currently based in Cranbury, New Jersey. They specialize in exclusive rare and orphaned diseases associated with lysosomal disorders. Amicus Therapeutics is focused on research studies that will benefit patients prone to these diseases. Thousands of people face debilitating diseases with minimal care which is focused on limited case studies. Combined with other like minded partners they have raised millions of dollars in funding and have great stock options on the NASDAQ. Their stockholders are proud of their growth in pharmaceuticals and have agreed to back their further growth initiative 100%.

Chief executive officers, John Crowley (Amicus Therapeutics: Small Biotech Seems To Have The ‘Big Mo’), has a lot vested in pharmaceuticals and is there for the long haul. He aspires to improve the quality of health and happiness for thousands of people around the world. In fact, he believes quality healthcare should be affordable and readily accessible to all the people who need it along with their prescription medication. Their primary focus at Amicus Therapeutics is enzyme replacement therapy while sparking the interest of several big name capital venture firms. If you’re suffering from a debilitating illness, they were established with your needs in mind. They make it easier to get treatment for all people regardless of your economic stability.

Their patients enjoy getting treatment that gives them a shorter recovery time versus traditional treatment. They offer their customers advanced technology and actual clinical trials performed on patients with similar illnesses in defense of your remission and recovery. Amicus thrives on helping you get healthy and not their patients quota versus other competitor big name pharmaceutical companies. Get genuine care that is centered around putting the patients needs first. They’re responsible for the recovery and improved health of thousands of patients worldwide.

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The Housing Condition in New York

New York City is known as the capital of the world. This means that it has one of the most expensive housing on earth. Not only is finding a house in New York difficult but it takes away much of your savings. New York is known for its competitive house rates. The spaces are also crammed leave alone the fact that you have to commute to work through the metro stations. However, a recent article by the New York Times revealed that if you know where to look and how to act, you might get the chance of getting the best deals in the city. To get an apartment that is less that $1500 a month, you will have to compromise on many things like living with a roommate or living in a neighborhood that will greatly inconvenience you with your work schedule.


In a recent survey, it was revealed that many people living in New York are cost burdened. This is a term used to describe people who spend more than a third of their salary on rent. There is a trend in the size of the apartments reducing with an increase in the number of people moving into the city. The shrinking is meant to make housing affordable. Most people in New York make an annual salary of $56,350 putting their monthly rent at $1409. This is not the real case in places like Manhattan where you have to pay an apartment for $3,475 meaning that you should have an annual income of $139,000 to support such kind of rent.


A former commissioner at the department of housing in New York acknowledged that people’s salaries have stayed flat while the rent of houses has skyrocketed. He expressed concerns for graduates moving into the city in search of jobs. For instance, a graduate in finance should expect a starting salary of about $70,000 while their counterparts in arts and entertainment are in a fixed position earning $30,000 annually.

New Restaurant In New York From Famous Chef Anne Burrell

New Restaurant In New York From Famous Chef Anne Burrell

New Yorkers love to eat. From pizza to Chinese food to Indian takeout, they know food and they love those who adore it as much as they do. So it comes as no surprise that this city has continued to attract world class chefs determined to make their mark here. Now, another chef has decided to make this city her own. Anne Burrell is known for many things. As one of Food Network’s rising stars, she’s been involved in many food battles online. She’s also hosted her own Food iNetwork show where she took some America’s worst cooks and taught them how to create gourmet meals. Her other ventures include a series of well received cookbooks.


A Brooklyn Location


While all of New York is a foodie haven, in recent years a vibrant food community has developed in Brooklyn. Anne Burrell has decided to make Smith Street on Brooklyn the home of her new restaurant. Called Phil and Anne’s Good Time Lounge, the restaurant is a partnership between her and indie food voice Phil Casaceli. The two have a point of view that is very much about bringing delicious food with unique dishes to the world. She’s a creative force who likes to play around with classic Italian favorites that she grew up with and make them more about modern, cleaner tastes.


An Innovative Menu


The thirteen hundred square food space offers a lot of space to experiment and plenty of room for guests to relax and explore the entire world of food. Diners can choose from varied kinds of menu items that range from snacks to more filling dishes. Choices like roasted baby beet and carrot salad are all about keeping as healthy as possible while not letting go of flavor. For those with heartier appetites items like meatballs with ricotta and diced dill pickles or a seared cod with clams and shrimp help people fill up on a cold winter day.


Elegant Japanese Cuisine Comes To The Upper East Side

The Japanese have developed an entirely unique cuisine. With a focus on fresh fish and bright colors, people all over the world have come to love what it offers. New Yorkers are no exception. As in so many other world class cities, New Yorkers adore this varied style of preparing food. Today, diners can pick from all kinds of Japanese restaurants in New York from small sushi joints to places that serve intense and upscale plates. A style of Japanese food known as omakase has become particularly popular. From a Japanese phrase that means allowing the chef to choose the meal, this kind of Japanese dining is all about the use of quality ingredients and letting a chef use their skills to create something that entirely special. Several Japanese omakase restaurants have opened up in New York City, much to the delight of residents pleased at the chance to enjoy a style that can be hard to find outside of Japan.


The New Restaurant


Residents of the Upper East Side can head to 74th street to try omakase at Sushi Ishikawa. This new venture offers quality at a reduced price. This way, many diners can sample one of the most luxurious styles of Japanese food. There are twenty-three seats so there’s expected to be enough room for everyone who wants to be here without a wait. The chef plans to offer two menus for diners to pick from. Each diner can expect to enjoy a wide variety of fish and seafood as well as other kinds of Japanese ingredients all via the guidance of a skilled chef who cares about creating a truly memorable meal each night. A typical meal may start with mushroom soup topped with abalone and then include other, very special ingredients such as hairy crab, Japanese grunt and octopus. Special emphasis is placed on the use of accompaniments such as bonito flakes and a salt that is mixed with green tea.


New York City Baseball Sees Odd Streak

New York City is the most populated city in the United States and is often considered one of the hotspots for finding talent for a few different major sports. While a lot of basketball and football talent has come out of New York City, it has actually not produced a lot of top baseball talent. According to a recent article, it has been over 20 years since a high school baseball player out of New York City has been drafted in the first round of the MLB amateur draft (

The last time that a baseball player out of New York City has been drafted in the first round was 21 years ago. In that draft, Jason Marquis was picked number 35 overall by the Atlanta Braves. Marquis went on to have a long and successful career with a number of teams including the Braves, Cardinals, and Cubs. This included winning the World Series with the Cardinals in 2006.

While it has been awhile since a player was drafted in the first round, it has continued to be a pretty exclusive club. Only four players in the past 35 years, and eight in the last 50, have been drafted in the first round. The most notable selection may be Shawn Dunston, who was drafted number one overall and was an All-Star player with the Cubs and a few different teams.

While it has been a long time since a player was picked in the first round, there is a good chance that the streak will be coming to an end. Quentin Holmes is a very talented high school player and is considered to be the 33rd overall prospect in this year’s draft. According to at least a few different experts, Holmes will be picked towards the end of the first round. There are a range of factors contributing to this. One may be the fact that New York schools play less games, which gives less opportunities to see a player live.

New Chinese Restaurant Concept For New Yorkers Near Columbia University

New Yorkers, like everyone else, love Chinese food. Chinese food is often made from fresh ingredients and full of flavors like soy sauce, ginger and garlic that are commonly used in many cultures. Many New Yorkers are familiar with the varied elements of Chinese culture. A new restaurant concept seeks to translate their familiar flavors into the fast casual concept. Like other fast casual restaurants, this one will offer the chance to customize a meal from all kinds of specific components to creates something that is entirely unique for each diner. Junzi Kitchen is slated to open near Columbia University on June 21st. The first Junzi Kitchen began in 2015 as a way to turn around the standard Chinese restaurant in America into something that is hopefully more modern, faster and ideally easier for the average American to navigate on their lunch hour with friends.


Their First New York Location


This new restaurant will have seating for thirty-five in an eight hundred foot square space. Diners can come here from 11 in the morning to 10 at night to create their own special plate. They are allowed to pick out a base such as noodles. After that, it’s on to their choice of toppings and protein. They can pick from varied kinds of meats depending on what they want on any given day. Additional choices include vegetables that have been quickly fried and a choice of varied kinds of sauces. A diner might decide to go for wide knife noodles. Then they could add in meat options that include chicken and pork. Vegetarians can pick from mushrooms and tofu. Garnishes include scallions and bean threads while roasted sesame and sweet soy as well as tomato egg and called jaja. Each location has something special that is designed to cater to specific tastes that may be more locally common. The New York space will offer choices like shrimp salt with a tang and chive ash.


Blue Hill Offers New Cheese For New Yorkers To Taste

New Yorkers love cheese. Each year, they consume many pounds of this dairy foodstuff. One of the best things about living in New York is often the chance to try a new kind of cheese. Cheese delights the the taste buds with flavors that have many notes and lots varied texture. One restaurant understands just how much New Yorkers love cheese and wants to offer them yet another choice. That place is Blue Hill. Located just outside of New York City, Blue Hill has been popular with critics and those who appreciate fine foods that are locally sourced and turned into gourmet meals. While New Yorkers have to leave the city in order to dine at Blue Hill, they can now enjoy the cheese made here right in Manhattan. Their Bone Char Pearl cheese is being sold by an Essex Street cheese monger. Saxelby Cheese Mongers will now sell the cheese at sixteen dollars a pound for all who appreciate cheese that is made with incredible care.


A Very Special Product


Made from a combination of goat and cow’s milk, the new Bone Char is coated in a light ash that is a special technique that has been developed at Blue Hill. Then, the cheese is aged for three weeks in accordance with a method that has been used for centuries to produce a superior product. The aim of Blue Hill is not waste anything that might be useful. Each slice of this cheese has been to create something that is all about the earth and all about being in touch with it. New Yorkers can head down to Delancey Street to try this new product. No need to hope it will be on the menu when at Blue Hill. The cheese stores easily and works with a wide variety of flavors. Pair it with other kinds of cheese here or try it with a drink of wine and some local chocolates.


New Yorkers Get Chance To Try New Kind Of Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles have become one of the hottest food items in recent years. This former dried kitchen staple has gone upscale. No longer the plain, easy to cook snack so beloved of late nigh workers everywhere, the new ramen is all about freshness and flavor. New Yorkers everywhere are about to get a taste of ramen many people have not tried before unless they’ve been to New York. In the last few years, many places have opened up where diners can slurp to their heart’s content. Those places have been content to serve up a dense style of ramen laced with pork flavor with a creamy mouth feel. While this style of ramen is highly popular both in Japan and the United States, it’s not the only kind of ramen available. For those in search of other kinds of authentic ramen that has more variety, one restaurant has an idea it knows that New Yorkers will love. The Japanese have developed many styles of ramen they want to share with this city.


E.A.K Is Opening


Downtown New York will be the site of a new restaurant called E.A.K. They specialize in a style known as Yokohama’s iekei ramen. Yokohama is one of the largest cities in Japan and one known for good eats. Their plan is to offer ramen that has thicker noodles and a broth with many flavor notes including clear broth with lots of umami. The new restaurant also plans to serve many other kinds of ramen including a variety known as the zebra with lots of butter and hints of garlic in the broth. There’s also plans to serve a ramen choice that combines ground chicken with a miso that has lots of spice. Vegetarians can find a ramen to their taste. In addition, there’s also lots of appetizers for those diners who are not content with just soup or have a crowd of people and want to share dishes.

Hey NYC, the Whales Are Back

That’s right, NYC, humpback whales have returned to your waters.


Not only are people spotting the huge mammals near the city for the first time in a century, but the sightings now happen frequently enough to regularly bring tourist groups out to see them.


Former New York City Aquarium curator Paul L. Sieswerda founded Gotham Whales, a company that monitors and also gives boat tours specifically to scout the newly returned humpback population. He credits decades of environmental clean-up for the change.


“Because of the improvement of the water quality, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving food for the menhaden {small fish eaten by humpbacks}, which have returned in numbers that the fishermen say they have not seen in their lifetimes,” Sieswerda said.


For decades, the waters of the Hudson were a dumping ground for the waste from the city. Between the waste paint deposited by General Motors and the potentially cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls left behind by General Electric, the color, smell, and general danger level of the river changed weekly.


At the same time, the Bronx River became a garbage dump (as many as 89 cars were pulled out during clean-up), and the East River played host to a bevy of city sewage. It’s no wonder the ecosystem suffered.


With the passing of the Clean Water Act in 1977, the water began to change for the better. The wildlife that once populated the NYC area slowly returned.


According to Sieswerda, humpbacks started reappearing in 2011. Since then, sightings have exponentially increased.


The Coast Guard issued a warning when a humpback emerged near the Statue of Liberty in November. Even with multiple ferry tours specializing in whale watching, there’s more than enough to go around. On one excursion, American Princess Cruises spotted four humpbacks in the same trip.


So look sharp. The whales are back.