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Pursuing ID in NYC

Jan 15, 2015

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito applied Thursday for her IDNYC (photo: William Alatriste) I moved to New York in August 2013 from India to pursue a master's in journalism at NYU, which


Learning to See Each Other

Jan 09, 2015

Council Member Mark Levine, the author (photo: @MarkLevineNYC) Mayors and police unions have clashed for generations in New York City, conflicts which have often erupted in the form of work slowdowns


Cell Phones Help Us Grow

Jan 07, 2015

Mayor de Blasio announcing the cell phone policy shift (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Those who favor a ban on cell phones in schools, including many educators, cite legitimate concerns: distraction, cheating, theft. Yet


NYCHA's Path to Privatization?

Jan 06, 2015

AM Rodriguez speaking at a community event (photo: @_rjayrodriguez) As it currently stands, NYCHA's 2602 buildings spread across 334 developments, serving more than 615,000 people, are in need of $18 billion


Senator Serrano: Priorities for 2015

Dec 30, 2014

Sen. Jose M. Serrano, right, with a constituent (photo: @johnhenrysoto) With the 2015 Senate session rapidly approaching, the time has come for all legislators to outline their priorities for the new


The Promise - and Preservation - of Queens

Dec 29, 2014

Queens BP Melinda Katz, right, with a DOT rep (photo: @MelindaKatz) Lonely Planet travel guide recently named Queens as the number one destination on its 2015 Best in the US list,


2015 Legislative Priorities for LGBT New Yorkers

Dec 26, 2014

(photo: @prideagenda) A new year means a fresh start in the continued fight to further equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers and our families. For us,


Supportive Housing Helps Solve Homelessness

Dec 22, 2014

  Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor (photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) On December 17 at Gotham Gazette, the Doe Fund wrote advocating for 'a working solution for homelessness,' in response to a Goddard Riverside Community


What's the NYPD doing with an LRAD?

Dec 18, 2014

An LRAD being used by NYPD on Dec 3 (photo: @PeoplesHistory) While the protests following the non-indictments in Ferguson and Staten Island have been disruptive, they have been mostly non-violent and