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NY Pols Demand Obama Help 520K Immigrants Become Citizens So They Can Vote Next Month

Public Advocate Letitia James and elected officials from immigrant backgrounds today urged President Barack Obama to clear the citizenship application backlog so that close to half a million immigrants—nearly 60,000 in the New York City area—can vote in the presidential election in November. 567 more words

Barack Obama

Should Council Members Hold So Much Sway in Land Use Decisions?

It’s no secret that local Council members typically have veto power over what developments go up in their districts. But after the City Council rejected a rezoning proposal for affordable housing in Inwood when the local member dropped his support, the practice is getting more scrutiny—particularly from a mayor who once held the same sway when he sat in the Council himself. 1,390 more words

Bill De Blasio

De Blasio: Collapse of Inwood Rezoning Proposal ‘Not A Win for the Community’

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s perplexed as to why community residents are rejoicing over the City Council’s vote to reject to the Sherman Plaza rezoning proposal in Inwood—arguing it is “not a win for the community” because developers could now erect housing with no affordable units.  679 more words

Bill De Blasio

Upzoning request with additional affordable-housing units rejected by NYC Council Committee

A request to build a bigger building in Inwood with half of the units designated as “affordable” has been unanimously rejected by the NYC Council Land Use Committee. 243 more words

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Derailed by Uber, Deposed New York Taxi King Gets Sued in Chicago

April is the cruelest month for taxicab tsar Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, the one-time undisputed heavyweight champion of New York City medallion ownership. In the good ol’ days—i.e., before ride-sharing apps—the 1,100 or so medallions that Mr. 1,166 more words

Ydanis Rodriguez

Espaillat Argues Endorsements From Local Officials More Important Than U.S. Senator

State Senator Adriano Espaillat—one of several aspiring successors to retiring Congressman Charles Rangel—dismissed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s decision to back Assemblyman Keith Wright for the seat, and insisted his… 462 more words

News & Politics

Committee of Transportation New York City Hall: Hearing of Intro 779

Commencing at 10:00am on April 4, 2016 in City Council Chambers, the Chair Ydanis Rodriguez brought the Committee of Transportation to order.  “Today, we will hear three bills and one resolution directed toward improving safety and efficiency on the New York City streets,” stated Rodriguez. 472 more words

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