Ritchie Torres (Photo from @RitchieTorres via Gotham Gazette)

‘LGBTQ in 2021’ Initiative Launches

Government, LGBTQ, New York, Politics May 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

The LGBTQ in 2021 coalition aims to more than replace the five outgoing LGBT members of the New York City Council, Gotham Gazette reports.

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NYS Lags on 2020 Census Prep

Communities, Government, Immigration January 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

New York State missed a deadline the legislature set for a report that would outline recommendations for achieving an accurate count in the 2020 Census, and an official state commission has yet to be formed, Gotham Gazette reports.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

Julia Salazar (middle) (Photo via campaign website)

Progressive Candidate Julia Salazar Looks for Upset Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino, Politics July 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

NYC community media outlets cover the progressive platform of Brooklyn state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, whose grassroots campaign and support of Democratic socialism have drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo from Twitter/@bpericadams via Gotham Gazette)

Eric Adams ‘Working Towards City Hall’

Brooklyn, Politics May 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

During an appearance on Gotham Gazette’s Max & Murphy podcast, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams described his plans to run for mayor.

New Council Speaker Corey Johnson after winning the vote to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by William Alatriste/City Council)

The Speaker Race: City Council Elects Corey Johnson

Government, LGBTQ, New York January 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Gay City News and Gotham Gazette cover the election of Corey Johnson as the first openly gay and HIV-positive man to lead the New York City Council.

Queens Surrogate's Court (Image via nycourts.gov)

Court Appointments: ‘Amplifying Racial Disparities’?

Asian, Black, Latino June 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

An analysis of guardianship appointments at the Queens Surrogate’s Court suggests that the barriers to entry for lawyers of color may be systemic, reports Gotham Gazette.

Maria Torres-Springer (Photo via The FilAm)

Torres-Springer on Affordable Housing, Federal Funding and More

Government, Housing, New York June 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm

NYC Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer met with community and ethnic media to discuss housing issues in the city.

Yuh-Line Niou at a budget hearing on Feb. 15. (Photo via @yuhline/Twitter)

Yuh-Line Niou in Albany

Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics March 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Gotham Gazette catches up with Yuh-Line Niou after her first month and a half as the Assembly member representing Sheldon Silver’s former seat.

Hank Prussing's mural, The Spirit of East Harlem (via @ManhattanCB11)

Facing Change in El Barrio

Housing, Latino April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.

Jamiel and Sameha Altaheri (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Muslim Family Will Lead Pledge of Allegiance at State of the City

Government, Muslim, Police February 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

The family of a Yemeni-American NYPD captain will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address Feb. 4, reports Gotham Gazette.

New York Law School's Ross Sandler & HPD's Vicki Been (Phoebe Rosen for NYLS via Gotham Gazette)

Responding to Criticism of Rezoning for Affordable Housing

Government, Housing, New York November 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Vicki Been, commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said the city’s affordable housing plan was on track despite mixed community response to rezoning proposals, Gotham Gazette reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding his IDNYC. The new identity card should help undocumented to receive "Direct Access" health care. (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Piloting ‘Direct Access’ to Health Care in NYC

Health, Immigration, New York November 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.