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In comments that greatly offended the autism/Asperger world, if not the entire disability community, not one, but three MTA
Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are two national leaders who get it. They are throwing down the gauntlet and saying very passionately that it's time to really help people. No more band-aids, no more excuses.
The Mayor's plan for more supportive housing in New York is nothing short of seismic for local organizations and providers working in difficult circumstances, seeing and meeting homeless people every day, taking risks and pursuing all avenues to address the needs of individuals who have been through hell and back.
These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.
New York City's landmark Municipal Building will soon be named in honor of its 106th Mayor, David N. Dinkins. After being engaged in 36 political campaigns over the last 27 years -- from presidential to judicial -- I have a lot of stories to tell.
On Wednesday September 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration's plans for new reforms for the City's public schools. At the core of his vision were two words, "equity and excellence."
I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.
I am becoming increasingly concerned that New York's Mayor may be losing touch with the normally genial, coalition-building side of his persona. His behavior of late could cost the City in the future.
This week's expiration of rent regulations shows just how anti-tenant the state legislature remains, putting over one million apartments at risk for unreasonable rate increases.
Nobody of any age should be held in jail without a trial for three years. No child or adolescent should be held in an adult jail. Yet, a 16-year-old accused of stealing a backpack was kept in one of the most violent adult jails in the United States, Rikers Island in New York City, for three years without a trial. This was morally scandalous and inhumane. Even worse, he spent more than two years of that time in solitary confinement, locked up alone except to go to the shower, the recreation area, the visit room or the medical clinic. This was torture. The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder on June 6, barely two years after his release and return home, was the final horror in his tragic and brutal journey into the depths of the adult criminal justice system in New York.
Two forward-thinking brains have come together in true entrepreneurial fashion to create LinkNYC by sewing together a multi-partner, joint-venture organization called CityBridge.
"We've got to, in a sense, get ourselves concentrated on a set of things that will have the highest impact, and get the biggest
The city has also completed housing plans for 96 percent of the remaining veterans, which means the New York City Department
Other organizations also cheered the plan. The summons court workload may be driven back up by de Blasio’s order last year
In a new plan by the mayor addressing housing affordability, de Blasio noted that more than half of rental households were
For all emergency conditions, especially when we don't have heat and hot water in the winter, HPD should improve their response: inspectors must be dispatched in less than 24 hours and must notify landlords of the violation immediately and the requirement to make the repair within 24 hours; fine owners when the repair is not made within 24 hours.
When average length of stay is over a year and over half the families who leave shelter return, would it not make sense to address the gap in a parent's education while they wait for a viable housing option to become available?
I'm joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was elected in a landslide in 2013. The high cost of living has made life increasingly difficult for low-income residents of the Big Apple. To address this issue, Mayor de Blasio has set forth a sweeping anti-poverty agenda.
“Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honoring the most sacred days on their calendar
As Mayor de Blasio shared his vision for expanding New York City's affordable housing stock, many of us who have been involved in advocating for better housing conditions for the poor wondered, "affordable for whom?"