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New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley: Defying Gender Roles, Embracing Community

By Brittany Rostron

Growing up as the 14th out of 15 children, New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley developed a sense of competition and achievement from an early age, driven by the mantra, “If they can do it, so can I.” This belief would manifest itself in many other aspects of Crowley’s life and career. 413 more words

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Mayor to Maspeth Residents Protesting Homeless Shelter: 'Come to Gracie Mansion'

Mayor Bill de Blasio told Queens residents who have fiercely opposed a proposed homeless shelter at a local hotel to “come to Grace Mansion”—because he won’t be intimidated by them. 822 more words

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