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.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

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.

The August issue of "Riverdale Record." (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

A New ‘Paper’ in Riverdale?

Bronx, Media, Politics September 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Bronx politicans and media react to state Sen. Jeff Klein’s new publication, “Riverdale Record,” in a story in Gotham Gazette.

Council Member Levine speaking outside an evicted business (Photo courtesy of @MarkLevineNYC via Gotham Gazette)

Commercial Tenants’ Rights for Small Biz?

Business, New York, Real Estate July 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Small businesses in NYC have no recourse when their rents are raised, and now tenant advocates and local politicians are trying to change that, reports Gotham Gazette.

Adam Fujita finishing up his mural at Bushwick Open Studios in 2014 (Photo by Michael Tapp, Creative Commons license)

A Cultural ‘Plan’ for NYC

Culture, Government, New York May 21, 2015 at 2:23 pm

New York City has adopted a cultural plan that will evaluate the city’s cultural assets and explore collaborations and other ways to promote culture in various communities, Gotham Gazette reports.

Raymond Orlando, NYC Dept. of Education's chief financial officer, with NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña testifying earlier this year in Albany on Cuomo's budget. (Photo by Geoff Decker via Chalkbeat)

Evaluating New York’s Teachers

Education, New York March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Gov. Cuomo wants to toughen teacher evaluations, and his budget includes a $1.1 billion increase in education spending that is contingent on those changes. Chalkbeat and Gotham Gazette explore the issue.

Melissa Mark-Viverito giving her first State of the City address.

Mark-Viverito, the State of the City, and Immigrant Rights

Immigration, New York, Politics February 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

A progressive agenda, including a focus on immigrant rights, has characterized Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s first year, Gotham Gazette reports.

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito applied Jan. 15 for her IDNYC (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Applying for IDNYC

Government, New York January 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Gotham Gazette’s Samir Khurshid tells of his experiences trying to apply for IDNYC on the second day of its rollout.

Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez speaking at a community event (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Opinion: Take Care with Sale of NYCHA Stake

Housing, New York, Opinion, Real Estate January 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez writes in Gotham Gazette that the city should carefully vet plans to sell off a 50 percent stake in six developments.