Press releases are designed to inform the public of an upcoming/ongoing emergency or special event. Some emergencies include coastal storms, nor'easters, and extreme heat. Releases also highlight special events including Ready New York presentations and other community preparedness initiatives.
In October 2014, the city’s Human Resources Administration announced a new employment plan for public assistance recipients. The plan, which was already being phased in before the formal announcement, makes the agency’s employment programs less punitive and puts more emphasis on education & training