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Gothamist: Thousands March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Demand “Real” Affordable Rent

Thousands March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Demand “Real” Affordable Rent Emma Whitford | May 15, 2015 Bobby Tolbert currently lives in transitional housing in Mott Haven because he can’t afford to find a permanent home. He’s been HIV positive for over 20 years, and is on disability. “I’ve been navigating the shelter system for ten […]

Capital New York: Cuomo takes aim at de Blasio, again

Cuomo takes aim at de Blasio, again Jimmy Vielkind | May 15, 2015 ALBANY—Another day, another banana peel tossed by Andrew Cuomo onto Bill de Blasio’s path to national relevance. The latest was Cuomo’s statement to the Associated Press that he stands with the police and firefighter unions in their fight with the de Blasio […]

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East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification’s Tightening Grip Emma Whitford | May 13, 2015 A celebratory mood prevailed at yesterday’s rally for affordable housing in East New York’s Highland Park, where hundreds of housing activists, union representatives, students, clergy members and long-time residents gathered to protest increasingly “crazy” rents and demand fair rezoning. […]

Daily News: Mayor de Blasio betrays the cause: A participant in New York’s Baltimore solidarity protests says hizzoner’s defense of the NYPD crackdown insults the history of civil disobedience

Mayor de Blasio betrays the cause: A participant in New York’s Baltimore solidarity protests says hizzoner’s defense of the NYPD crackdown insults the history of civil disobedience Jason Walker | May 2, 2015 I was one of the 147 people arrested by the NYPD at Wednesday night protests demanding justice for Freddie Gray, the black […]

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Critican tácticas de NYPD para arrestar manifestantes Líderes evidencian mal manejo policial de la protesta del miércoles en Union Square Joaquin Botero | April 30, 2015 NUEVA YORK – El Departamento de Policía de Nueva York (NYPD) volvió a enfrentar este jueves una nueva demostración, pero esta vez fueron activistas y políticos que criticaron a […]

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Cuomo Announces Plan to Cut New AIDS Cases in New York Anemona Hartocollis | April 29, 2015 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday what he called a blueprint to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York, a package of new laws and more aggressive use of antiretroviral drugs that brought cheers from some activists, if […]

Capital New York: Heroin relapse study attracts attention, concerns

Heroin relapse study attracts attention, concerns Nidhi Prakash | April 21, 2015 An NYU Langone Medical Center study testing the use of a controversial heroin addiction treatment to prevent relapses in Rikers Island inmates has prompted concern from some advocates and analysts who worry that use of the drug could in some cases have fatal […]

DNAinfo: Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police Jeff Mays | April 17, 2015 More than 50 groups called on Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Thursday to drop her push to hire 1,000 additional police officers because they are concerned about discriminatory policing and feel the money could be spent better elsewhere. In […]

Gotham Gazette: Time for City to Overhaul Drug Strategy

Time for City to Overhaul Drug Strategy Alex Vitale & Matt Curtis | April 17, 2015 On Thursday, April 16, City Council Member Corey Johnson introduced legislation to create an Office of Drug Strategy to oversee New York City’s myriad and sometimes contradictory approaches to the problems associated with drug use. This new office could […]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour Mary Frost | April 14, 2015 Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday […]

Huffington Post: New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020

New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020 Robbie Couch | April 8, 2015 A group of activist organizations are optimistic about ending homelessness in New York City in the next five years, but they’ll need policymakers on board in order to make their dream a reality. “Homes for Every New […]

Times Union: NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say

NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say Jennifer Peltz | April 7, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City’s ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed separately need to be tackled in tandem. Housing costs have hit a […]