The canal is due for a cleanup and a Whole Foods is on the way. Census figures show that the boom is being fueled, at least in part, by an influx of young residents.
Dreamers Come Out of the Shadows
Immigrant rights supporters are pushing for passage of the New York Dream Act. The bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition at New York colleges, work authorization, access to state-sponsored health care and the ability to obtain a driver’s license. The announcement of the bill came one week after Dreamers, a group of undocumented students pushing for passage of the Dream Act, held “Coming Out of the Shadows” rallies across the country.