New York City — Last night the city held a general elections for city civil court, supreme court, and the District 45th city council seat tomorrow. On the ballot were also proposed revisions to the New York City Charter, legislation proposals built on public meetings and hearings throughout the city that
New York City — The city is holding general elections for city civil court, supreme court, and the District 45 city council seat tomorrow, on November 5, 2019. On the ballot are also proposed revisions to the New York City Charter, legislation proposals built on public meetings and hearings throughout the
Kashif Hussain speaking at New Zealand vigil. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner) LITTLE PAKISTAN – Neighbor Kashif Hussain was appointed the Deputy Public Advocate of Infrastructure and Environmental Justice last week. His new role makes him “responsible for advocating the resiliency of cities, environment, and infrastructure including transportation, food, air, and water
Jasmine Robinson speaks into a microphone with a protester holding a sign that reads “Justice for Eric Garner Now! Your Silence is Violence” (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)After a police judge recommended the firing of Daniel Pantaelo, the NYPD officer who during an arrest killed Eric Garner five years
Espinal and Rodríguez. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)FLATBUSH – Candidates for the February 26 Public Advocate special election have been spending their days in debates [https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/02/06/nyc-public-advocate-debate-] , one-on-one series, and just yesterday, a forum by City University of New York (CUNY) students.
Apartment complex that includes 49 Bokee Court (Source: Google Maps)Three elderly, disabled Gravesend residents, along with Public Advocate Leticia James, are suing their landlord to block elevator repairs that they say would leave them trapped for months in their high-rise apartment building. Yevgenya Feldman, 90, Konstantin Berezovsky, 83, Lyubov
DCA Commissioner Jonathan Mintz (Source: NYC.gov)The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has admitted to hiring extra staff to dole out more fines on small businesses to make up for a budget shortage. The New York Post is reporting [http://nypost.com/2013/10/07/dca-hired-extra-staff-to-fine-small-businesses/] that DCA Commissioner
Source: Wikimedia CommonsPublic Advocate Bill de Blasio and the advocacy group Hollaback want the State Legislature to pass a new law that would protect straphangers from “subway grinders.” A recent court ruling threw out a felony sexual assault case against a repeat offender who assaulted his victims on crowded subways.
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio made an appearance before the Manhattan Beach Community Group at its March 16 meeting. The official spoke about his duties, and listened to community members’ grievances about the city. One of the top issues was lack of Department of Buildings enforcement of