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11 Internationally-Known Street Artists Paint East Harlem and the Bronx

Jen Chung (Gothamist) writes that a group of eleven internationally-known street artists will be bringing new murals to East Harlem and the South Bronx in a program called MonumentArt, which will run through today (Sunday, October 11). 371 more words


Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches 'Young Women's Initiative'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito assembled a coalition of female activists today to launch the Young Women’s Initiative—a group she said would combat racial and gender inequality and be the first of its kind in a nation with many similar initiatives aimed at young men of color. 691 more words

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Romanticizing Radicals

By Seth Barron
New York City’s progressive leaders are in thrall to a revolutionary past.
September 2015

Given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a few minutes with… 705 more words


Council Passes Bills to Stem the Use of Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana goes by many names—Spice, K2, and Scooby Snacks among them—but the City Council today passed legislation aimed at outlawing all of them.

“As the Council member representing East Harlem, this has been an issue of personal importance to me,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said. 391 more words

'Congress Should Be Ashamed': Planned Parenthood Rallies in Face of Budget Threats

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters clad in pink rallied in Manhattan this afternoon, taking aim at Republicans in Congress who are threatening to cut federal funds to the reproductive healthcare provider. 413 more words

The Pope Has a New York City Municipal ID Now

Consider him an honorary, card-carrying New Yorker.

Mayor Bill de Blasio presented Pope Francis with a municipal identification card through the IDNYC program, created in part to provide a form of ID for undocumented immigrants who call New York City home. 632 more words

Council Passes Package of Bills to Boost Transparency at Rikers

The City Council today passed eight separate bills aimed at making public basic information about Rikers Island—including the demographic breakdown of inmates, the charges and bail amounts they’re facing, their rights and the rules regarding uses of force by officers—as part of an ongoing effort to reform the violence-plagued jail complex. 1,018 more words

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