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Letitia James

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The prot...

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

Top Aide To Letitia James Found Dead In Apartment

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.08.2013 | New York

Alfred Chiodo, a top aide to New York City Public Advocate-elect Letitia James, was found hanged in his Brooklyn apartment on Thursday, The Associated...

Horrific Ft. Greene Car Crash Kills Boy, Injures Three Others

| Posted 11.03.2013 | New York

By Janet Upadhye, Jess Wisloski and Claire Cameron BROOKLYN — A 9-year-old boy was struck and killed when a red Ford Expedition lost control on ...


| Posted 12.02.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton THEATER DISTRICT — Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for public advocate, beating her...

Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow

Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

The runoff election for the the Democratic nomination for New York City public advocate is on Tuesday, October 1. Neither of the two candidates, city ...

A Common Sense Idea to Save NYC $20 Million

Richard Robbins | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Richard Robbins

The Public Advocate race on the other hand, will surely require a runoff, that could cost $20 million. Here's a simple, common sense idea that could save that money: postpone the Public Advocate runoff, and hold it during the November 5th general election.

An Open Letter to Council Member James

Simon McCormack | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Simon McCormack

The action you have taken makes it all but certain I will never vote for you, regardless of your other political positions, many of which I wholeheartedly agree with. Your clear effort to suffocate free speech is despicable and indefensible.

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.

Officials Sue NYPD Over #OWS Response

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Four lawmakers sued the city Monday over its handling of the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying police conduct is so problematic that the...

Family: Woman's Generosity Led To Her Getting Burned Alive

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The weeping, cash-strapped relatives of a woman torched in the elevator of her apartment building said Thursday that she was kindhearted a...

Vigil Planned For Woman Burned Alive In Elevator

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Deloris Gillespie was a fun-loving, fast-talking mother of four who helped anyone she could in her Brooklyn neighborhood and at the post o...

Ray Kelly Comments On Racist NYPD Facebook Group

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly broke his silence Tuesday regarding 70 pages-worth of racially charged comments by NYPD officers from the Facebook group...

Shocker: Brooklyn Jobs And Housing The Old-Fashioned Way

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Kudos to Catsimatidis and Red Apple Group for their development the old-fashioned way, with their own cash and vision, and congratulations to the city government for making this all work.

Atlantic Yards Developer Sued By Construction Workers

Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Claiming they were duped, seven Brooklyn construction workers are sueing the developer of the Atlantic Yards Project and a local community organizatio...

Taming a Dangerous Intersection in Brooklyn

Jeff Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Sherman

The first time you see the intersection of Washington and Atlantic, it's a shock. You're walking through a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood of brownstones, and suddenly you hit an eight-lane highway.

Why I Will Be Protesting Atlantic Yards Thursday

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

They may have scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony, but I just don't think the fat lady has sung yet, as far as the Atlantic Yards boondoggle/landgrab goes.

Councilwoman Wants "Bad" Subway Station Renamed For Michael Jackson

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City lawmaker wants to see Michael Jackson honored at a subway station where the star made the music video for "Bad." Cou...