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Saying No to Hate in the Empire State

Nov 03, 2015

Protesting anti-immigrant messaging As two of the 4.3 million immigrant members of this state, we, like most of our community, came to New York City with high hopes of acceptance and


More NYC Families Will Soon Have Access to Care

Oct 30, 2015

A citizenship ceremony (photo: Ed Reed, Mayor's Office) New York City's new plan will expand access to care for immigrants across the City Access to health care is on the rise all


The Future of Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village

Oct 23, 2015

CM Garodnick, the author, announcing the ST/PCV deal (photo: @DanGarodnick) Major real estate transactions in New York too often create uncertainty for tenants living in previously stable communities. We all know


A More Cost-Effective Adult Homeless Services System

Oct 22, 2015

Mayor de Blasio (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Last week, the New York City Independent Budget Office published a fiscal brief -Albany Shifts the Burden: As the Cost for Sheltering the Homeless


There is Nothing Innovative About Displacement

Oct 21, 2015

Industry City courtyard development (photo: Industry City on Instagram) Sunset Park is at a crossroads. With one of the city’s few remaining industrial waterfronts in a heavily, working-class Latino-Asian neighborhood, its


Why I'm Fasting for Immigration Relief

Oct 21, 2015

Mauricio Jiménez, the author (photo via Make The Road NY) I came to the United States more than twelve years ago from my home in Ecuador. I had to leave my