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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

Last Updated (Thursday, January 08, 2015 04:21 PM)


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

Last Updated (Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:59 PM)


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,

Last Updated (Monday, December 29, 2014 02:55 PM)


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,

Last Updated (Friday, December 26, 2014 11:50 AM)


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

Last Updated (Monday, December 22, 2014 05:35 PM)


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

Last Updated (Thursday, December 18, 2014 07:08 PM)


A Working Solution for Homelessness

Dec 17, 2014

Members of the Doe Fund march in the Veterans Day Parade (photo: @TheDoeFund) In a December 11 Gotham Gazette editorial advocating for more supportive housing, a program director from the Goddard

Last Updated (Wednesday, December 17, 2014 01:46 PM)


Renewed Supportive Housing Legislation is a Must

Dec 11, 2014

Staff from Goddard's Manhattan Outreach Consortium at the NY/NY Press Conference On December 8, a press conference was held on the steps of City Hall on behalf of the Campaign 4

Last Updated (Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:01 PM)


In Support of Council Efforts to Diversify City Schools

Dec 11, 2014

Council Chambers during Thursday's packed hearing (photo: @MarkLevineNYC) There is no more important factor than classroom diversity to assure quality education and a just society for our children. I commend the

Last Updated (Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:11 PM)