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Councilman Jumaane Williams

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Brooklyn Mela Draws Thousands Of People To Coney Island Avenue For Festivities Celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day
Councilman Jumaane Williams

Brooklyn Mela Draws Thousands Of People To Coney Island Avenue For Festivities Celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day

Photo by Ditmas Park CornerThousands of people filled Coney Island Avenue Sunday, August 16, to celebrate Pakistan’s independence day with heaps of delicious food, music, dancing and more for the annual Brooklyn Mela [/blog/events/brooklyn-mela-will-be-celebrated-on-coney-island-avenue-this-sunday-watch-out-for-street-closures-and-bus-changes-2] . Held each year in New York City’s largest Pakistani community, the festivities

Tenant Advocates Continue Push For Rent Reform Following Mass Arrests In Albany
Councilman Jumaane Williams

Tenant Advocates Continue Push For Rent Reform Following Mass Arrests In Albany

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte was one of numerous elected officials arrested at a rent reform rally in Albany Wednesday. Photo via the Flatbush Tenant Coalition [https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.849332008473942.1073741871.268117579928724&type=1] After about 60 legislators and tenant advocates were arrested [/blog/news/council-members-jumaane-williams-laurie-cumbo-arrested-while-protesting-for-stronger-rent-laws-in-albany]

Local Lawmakers Slam City Property Tax Exemption Program, Saying It Has Lined Developers’ Pockets & Paved The Way For Gentrification
Brad Lander

Local Lawmakers Slam City Property Tax Exemption Program, Saying It Has Lined Developers’ Pockets & Paved The Way For Gentrification

Councilman Jumaane Williams at the hearing he led Thursday on the 421-a property tax exemption program. Photo by William Alatriste/NYC Council [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyccouncil/16398315345/]Local legislators slammed the city’s 421-a property tax exemption program [http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/ahp.shtml]

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