Council Members Fear Insufficient Protections for Workers in de Blasio Housing Plan

Members of the City Council’s committees on contracts and housing today clashed with Vicki Been, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, over whether the mayor’s… 674 more words

Midwood Residents Say Traffic Circle Is An Accident Waiting To Happen

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cars are running through red lights and barely missing each other according to people living near one Brooklyn intersection.

They say it’s happening all too often, but their complaints may be going unheard. 258 more words


Council Budget Chair Wants More Detail in Future Preliminary Budgets

Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to get his city budget details to the City Council earlier, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras said today.

“What this is really doing to the council is, it doesn’t allow us the time to thoroughly look at the budget,” Ms. 731 more words

Bill De Blasio

Police Accountability And Beyond: Developing Justice Panel At Columbia University School Of Social Work

Beyond The Bars: Transforming (In) Justice is the fifth annual student-driven interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration held at Columbia University, this past weekend, March 6th-8th. Organized by the Criminal Justice Caucus at CSSW, the Center for Justice at Columbia University and the Beyond the Bars Fellows, the conference kicked off with Friday night with Michelle Alexander, author of… 330 more words

Damon K. Jones

Tenant groups, pols rally for stronger rent laws

Mayor’s office pledges support but is short on details at Council hearing

By Sabina Mollot

With the Rent Stabilization Laws up for renewal in June, several city politicians and dozens of tenants gathered at City Hall on Monday to call on state lawmakers to strengthen the laws, most importantly by repealing vacancy decontrol. 1,300 more words


City Pols Push Albany for Stronger Rent Regulations

A bevy of New York City elected leaders joined tenant groups outside City Hall to demand the state government bolster protections for tenants of more than one million apartments across the city. 501 more words