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Donald Trump Could Leave NYC $7 Billion in the Lurch, Comptroller Warns

Comptroller Scott Stringer today projected that President-elect Donald Trump‘s present plans could cost his hometown more than $7 billion in annual federal funding.

In his… 683 more words

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NYC Council Progressive Caucus Backs Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

The City Council’s dominant Progressive Caucus—led by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito—announced their endorsement today of Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 518 more words

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East Harlem for sale, Part II: City Council Speaker collects $172,000 from the real estate industry

East Harlem is being invaded by real estate developers…and several politicians are helping them.

Incredibly, the Speaker of the New York City Council appears to be on their payroll. 657 more words


A master plan for gentrifying El Barrio, NYC



Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito have betrayed El Barrio. Under the cover of “creating affordable housing,” they are planning to stuff tens of thousands of new luxury housing residents into El Barrio, NYC. 354 more words


Top Clinton Surrogate Warns Hate Is Still 'Welcome Under Trump's Tent'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is breaking with fellow Democrats like Mayor Bill de Blasio  and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who have indicated a willingness to work with President-elect Donald Trump—and insisting she isn’t ready to call him her president so long as hateful rhetoric is “still welcome under Trump’s tent.” 685 more words

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New York Pols Boost Hillary Clinton at Block Party Outside Javits Center

Hours before Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was scheduled to speak at the Jacob Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen tonight, New York’s top politicians and some of Clinton’s most prominent surrogates rallied behind the nominee, calling her the best candidate to address the country’s most pressing issues and insisting she would win the election. 810 more words

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NYPD Pushes Back on Council Proposal to Limit Use of Nuisance Abatement Law

The NYPD told the City Council today it is “supportive” changing nuisance abatement law to make it tougher for cops to close down establishments where alleged illegal activity has taken place—but stopped short of backing new legislation advocates and Council members have proposed to end what they call the unfair shuttering of businesses in nonwhite neighborhoods. 687 more words