Post Tagged with: "Scott Stringer"

Comptroller Scott Stringer, at podium, pushed for more language help for non-English speakers in Housing Courts, in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday. Shown left: Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon (AD-52). (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Comptroller via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Stringer Urges Language Help in Housing Courts

Housing, New York February 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer urged better translation and interpretation services at housing courts in the city, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Concerned area residents attending a meeting about proposed plans for a 40-story tower in Coney Island. (Photo via Bensonhurst Bean)

A ‘Hipster Enclave’ on Coney Island?

Brooklyn, Real Estate, Seniors January 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Seniors booed a developer’s proposal at a lively meeting in Coney Island, the Brooklyn Daily and Bensonhurst Bean reports.

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#BHeard at BRIC’s Town Hall on Gentrification

Brooklyn, Business, Housing January 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm

BRIC is hosting a town hall on gentrification in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, urging all voices in the borough to #BHeard.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer (left) joined officials, community members and nurses to demand that SUNY, Fortis Property Group and NYU-Langone keep their commitment to reopen the ER at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). (Photo by Mary Frost, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Leaders Urge Better Health Care for Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Health September 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

The latest development in the saga over what will happen to Long Island College Hospital worries leaders who want better health care for Brooklyn, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Former factory worker Nazma Akter, left, now represents Bangladeshi laborers full time. She presented the proposal on behalf of AFL-CIO calling for Ralph Lauren Corporation to  conduct a "human rights risk assessment" and sign the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety. With her is Rev. David M. Schilling, the Senior Program Director at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a shareholder coalition which supports the proposal. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball (purple tie) at a ribbon cutting in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

African American, Business, Latino, Women June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

David Walentas in 2011 at the Empire Fulton Ferry Park in Brooklyn, which his real estate company developed. (Photo by Cooper Miller, Creative Commons license)

Business Donors Get Around NYC Campaign Curbs

A CUNY Journalism School investigation shows that in 2013, insiders found ways to fund those they favored.          

NYC Comptroller Opens Dialogue with Ethnic Press

NYC Comptroller Opens Dialogue with Ethnic Press

Featured Posts, Government, Media, Voices' Picks March 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Stringer discussed audits of NYCHA and diversity in contracting in a Q&A on March 20.

(Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Accounting for the City’s Vacant Lots

Housing, New York March 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Thousands of lots and empty buildings are candidates for development of affordable housing, but the city is still trying to get a handle on just how many are scattered across the five boroughs, Gotham Gazette reports.

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

Jewish candidates take some time off for Rosh Hashana and perhaps nosh on some Challah bread, a staple of new year celebrations.

Off the Campaign Trail for Jewish New Year

Elections 2013, Politics, Religion, Traditions September 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Scott Stringer, Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are just some of the Jewish candidates who have taken time off to celebrate Rosh Hashana. But as the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year has fallen in the final stretch before the primaries, they face what The Jewish Week calls a “September dilemma.”

A nighttime rendering of the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village. (Photo via Gay City News)

AIDS Memorial Closer to Reality

Culture, In the News, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

A capital campaign to raise the remaining $2 million needed to build the New York City AIDS Memorial on part of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus in the West Village was launched at a press conference in late March, Gay City News reported.

Community Board 11 (Image via The East Harlem Journal).

Latinos Seek More Pull on East Harlem Community Board

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Politics March 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Some East Harlem residents are calling for more Hispanic representatives on Community Board 11, The East Harlem Journal reports. Latinos make up 52 percent of the neighborhood, but less than one-third of the board.

East Harlem Assemblyman Robert Rodríguez (left) and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer speak in front of the East Harlem school attended by a 6-year-old killed crossing the street half a block away. (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario-La Prensa)

Politicians Demand Increased Pedestrian Safety in East Harlem

Education, Transportation March 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

The fatal accident that cost 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba his life exposed the lack of pedestrian safety for schoolchildren in East Harlem. Amar Diarrassouba was run over in an area that has seen three other kid fatalities in five years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Eric A. Stevenson, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance and State Senator Jose Peralta at the launching of a report on domestic violence. (Photo by Luna Liu via World Journal)

Report: Domestic Violence Also Involves Economic Abuse

Crime October 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

A new report released by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer shed light on the high incidence of economic abuse among victims of domestic violence, the World Journal reported.