Violations For Damaged Sidewalks Caused by Trees, No Longer

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Heastie announced on a press release today that the City will no longer issue violations to homeowners for sidewalk damage caused by City trees. The City will also ramp up sidewalk repairs under the Trees and Sidewalks program to address 5,500 priority sites over the next three years.

They Biked Across America for Friendship

Chaim Weiss is about to enter his junior year of high school at a yeshivah in Far Rockaway, New York, with a summer experience under his belt that will rival that of most of his classmates. The sixteen-year-old was the youngest of a team of four cyclists who completed a six week, 3,100 mile ride across the breadth of the USA last Sunday raising $33,000. A fifth had to drop out along the way due to injury.