Brooklyn Beep Demands $10 Million in 'Emergency' Funding to Fight Gun Violence

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams demanded $10 million from City Hall to fund “emergency” anti-gun violence initiatives following a weekend of deadly shootings.

Mr. Adams, appearing with Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and community activists outside Borough Hall this morning, spoke near an open casket displaying pictures of past shooting victims. 706 more words

Mayor, NYC Officials Unveil Plaque Marking Spot Of Wall Street Slave Market

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray were on hand Saturday at the unveiling of a plaque marking the site of an 18th-century slave market in Lower Manhattan. 332 more words


'Royally Screwed': Activists Eviscerate Andrew Cuomo After Rent Laws Deal

Telling reporters that they were “royally screwed,” tenant activists and a Democratic city councilman blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo today for failing to bolster rent regulations as much as they had hoped. 618 more words

Activists and Pols Lash Out at Cuomo After Rent Laws Expire

A handful of City Council members joined tenants’ rights groups outside City Hall to attack what they saw as insufficient action from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, in the lead-up to the expiration of the city’s rent regulations at… 717 more words

Assembly Housing Chair: State Senate GOP 'Do Not Want to Touch' Rent Regulation Issue

Keith Wright, chairman of the Committee on Housing in the Democrat-dominated Assembly, told reporters today that the Republican State Senate has refused to negotiate on the subject of rent laws—even as the regulations affecting more than one million apartments and more than two million tenants are set to expire on Monday. 531 more words

'Orange Is the New Black' Author Rallies for 'Ban the Box' Bill

Ban the box is the new black.

A slew of elected officials and activists, along with the author of the best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black… 495 more words

Lawmakers Get Arrested Protesting at Governor's Office for Rent Regulations

A cadre of state and city lawmakers were arrested today when they staged a “sit-in” in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Albany office today to call for stronger tenant protections and rent regulations. 740 more words