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Mark-Viverito Declares Victory In Speaker Race

| Posted 12.19.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito appears headed to become the next speaker of the City Council. As of...

Will NYC Have a Latino Voice in Overall City Politics?

Julio Pabon | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

A citywide Latino voice is crucial to the overall growth and future development of this city as our growing numbers dictate that reality. Let's hope that many of the council members realize this.

Who Will Be The New York City Council Speaker?

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

By Sebastien Malo, The New York World Primary wins shape contest for council speakerWhile the election for City Council speaker is still months aw...

South Bronx Continues to Organize Against 'Stop & Frisk'

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

When our children are growing up not just distrusting the police, but learning to hate them from what they see or experience in their community, it is a serious sign that we need to address immediately.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Brad Lander, Earth Day and Trade Agreements on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 06.21.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

This week, I spoke with NYC Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito of Manhattan and the Bronx and Brad Lander of Brooklyn about the new model of participatory budgeting in New York.

Activists, Pols Try To Revive Movement To End Stop-and-Frisk Police

DNAinfo | Posted 01.18.2013 | New York

HARLEM -- Elected officials and community activists gathered in East Harlem Thursday to try to jumpstart the movement against the NYPD's controversial...

Whites Can't Get Arrested in NYC: Police Refuse to Arrest White Protesters at Police Headquarters

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Jesse Levine

White activists blocked the entrance of the NYPD headquarters at One Police Plaza, on Saturday, May 12, drawing attention to the city's ever-increasing, racially-skewed marijuana possession arrests.

My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon

Dan Cantor | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Dan Cantor

We ask the police to deal with problems the rest of us want to ignore. We stop-and-frisk because we aren't able to educate-and-employ.

Council Members, Fight To Stop Trafficking On Village Voice Site

Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact is getting help from New York council members to pressure the Village Voice to shut down its adult section of classified ads. The social...

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."

City Council Says Corporations Are Not People

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

The New York City Council symbolically passed a resolution Wednesday opposing "corporate personhood." Resolution 1172 formally expressed disapproval o...

Free Wi-Fi Coming To 20 NYC Parks

Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson today announced a five-year initiative to provide free Wi-Fi service at 26 locati...

NYC Wins Award for the Most Marijuana Arrests in the World

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Community leaders, drug policy reform advocates and two members of the City Council gave a satirical award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday for making New York City the "Marijuana Arrest Capitol Of The World."

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.

Fasting for Reform

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

In the Jewish tradition, calling a fast is like sounding a moral alarm, a wake-up call. This was the reminder a rabbi gave this morning at St. Peter's...

Here Comes the Neighborhood: The Housing Movement Goes Global in East Harlem

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Here, amid the glittering ruins of globalized gentrification's gilded age, a kind of glocal tenants' movement is taking shape, at once locally rooted ...