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A War Up in Spanish Harlem

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.22.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

There is no love lost between some communities in New York and the NYPD. There won't be a tremendous amount tears shed or moments of silence. Some will ask where this outpouring of grief from authorities was when cops had been the perpetrators and not the victims of violence.

The Latino Leadership Institute Leads

Tom Allon | Posted 06.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Tom Allon

There has never been a better time than now for the Latino Leadership institute and others like them to be educating young minds and preparing them for the political and social justice battles of the future.

NYC Lawmakers Vow To Ban 'Poor Doors' In Luxury Buildings

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

New York City officials are vowing to reverse a law allowing luxury developers to install two separate entrances in new residential towers -- one for ...

Christopher Mathias

Outrage After NYPD Raid On Homeless Shelter

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

Homeless advocates expressed anger this week at the prospect of more police raids on Manhattan homeless shelters, after NYPD officers last Friday arre...

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

A Call for Safer Streets in New York City

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Richard Robbins

It would be a greater tragedy if we don't react to these two latest in a series of pedestrian deaths in a way that effectively saves lives.

Gale Brewer Should Be Manhattan's Next Borough President

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Gale Brewer has her boots on the ground in the trenches of this city, which is very different from the garden-variety politician who only has his or her eyes on yet another electoral prize.

City Plans To Tear Down 2 Schools For High-Rises

| Posted 02.19.2013 | New York

By Emily Frost, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer UPPER WEST SIDE — The city wants to knock down two Upper West Side elementary schools to clear the way ...

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City: Survey

Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact

New York City's homeless population has increased 23 percent in one year, according to a new survey. On Jan. 30, the Department of Homeless Servic...

Some Business Leaders Still Fighting Basic Worker Protection Like Paid Sick Leave

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Mayor Bloomberg's opposition to paid sick leave is perplexing. Perhaps more than any mayor of a major American city in recent times, he has led the way on improvement in municipal public health.

City Looks For Actors To Play Homeless In PSA

Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

When the New York City needed to cast a Public Service Announcement featuring homeless characters, it didn't hire any of the city's 41,000 actual home...

Corporate Personhood Undermines Democracy

Stephen Levin | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Stephen Levin

In the wake of Citizens United, Americans have a choice: sit back and watch our democracy erode, or work to undo the decision and restore individual rights in the face of the false notion of "corporate personhood."

Mayor Bloomberg Powers Up Powerhouse Project

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

Everyone knows there is a movement afoot to landmark the impressive IRT Powerhouse on West End Ave. in Manhattan and to convert the building into a cu...

Shocking New Study: Half of NYC Without Paid Sick Days

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

If you’re sick, stay home. That’s not just common sense, it’s advice public health officials dealing with Swine Flu and other infectious diseas...

City Council and Bloomberg Need to Act Now to Avoid a Public Health Crisis

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Last Thursday a bill was introduced by council member Gale Brewer that would guarantee every worker in the city paid sick days. Now that the bill has been introduced, it needs to be passed.

Honoring Frank McCourt with a New School

Clara Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clara Hemphill

I always wanted a chance to help plan a perfect school, and now I'm getting my chance.