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Gothamist: City Nearly Doubles Budget For Lawyers Who Help NYers Fight Evictions

City Nearly Doubles Budget For Lawyers Who Help NYers Fight Evictions Emma Whitford | September 28, 2015 Mayor de Blasio today announced that he will nearly double his spending on legal assistance for tenants facing eviction, with an emphasis on New Yorkers living in the city’s 15 most rapidly-gentrifying neighborhoods—Crown Heights, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy in […]

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VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Winning Alternatives to the Drug War!

  This Week Wednesday (9/30) @ 6PM: Out of Harm's Way, Alternatives to Public Injection in New York. A town hall on Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) with international panelists and Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! RSVP HERE. Where: Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, corner of 80th & Lexington Ave. Travel: 6 train […]

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Metro New York: Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy

Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy The NYPD commissioner told Metro the legalization of pot won’t improve city’s K2 crisis. September 24, 2015 NYPD’s top cop told Metro “under no circumstances” will the department make any further reforms on how it deals with marijuana arrests. “We’ve made all the concessions we’re making […]

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Gothamist: Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC?

Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC? Kristen Gwynne | September 24, 2015 On a Tuesday afternoon in Washington Heights’ Highbridge Park, two men and one woman smoking crack-cocaine greeted a couple leaving the park with a handful of syringes. Down a short trail nearby was “The Rock,” where, as its name implies, a […]

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