Post Tagged with: "City Council"

Most people affected by these laws come from Latino and African-American neighborhoods. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Seeks to Restrict ‘Unfair’ Police Procedure

African American, Government, Latino, Police October 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm

A legislative package was introduced to curb the nuisance abatement legislation arguing that it is unconstitutional and has targeted mostly Latino and African-American homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via Margaret Chin's Twitter page

Changes in Demographic Data Collected by City Agencies

Demographics, Government, LGBTQ, New York October 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Legislation passed by the City Council will have city agencies gather more accurate demographic data to better service LGBT people and communities of color, reports Times Ledger.

Agustina Vázquez and her husband Miguel de la Cruz sell ice cream on West 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Moves to Increase Number of Street Vendor Licenses

Government, Labor, New York October 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Street vendors who claim police harassment urged the City Council to approve a bill that would grant more than 4,000 permits 40 years after the issuing of licenses was frozen, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo courtesy of The Office of Council Member Mathieu Eugene via The Haitian Times)

Oct. 9 Established as NYC Haitian Day

Caribbean, Culture, Government, New York July 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

The City Council passed a resolution introduced by Mathieu Eugene that declares Oct. 9 NYC Haitian Day and recognizes the contributions of Haitians to the city and the U.S.

City Council member Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration, presided over the first public hearing on immigrant services. (Photo via El Diario)

Menchaca Worries Over City Funding for Immigrant Services

Government, Immigration, New York March 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm

The City Council’s first public hearing about funding immigrant services touted some successes but there is also worry about looming budget cuts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A lot slated fro development in Riverdale (Photo via The Riverdale Press)

After Rezoning, What Next?

Bronx, Housing, New York March 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning proposals passed the City Council, but concerns and objections remain, City Limits and The Riverdale Press report.

A Conversation on Ethnic Media and NYC

A Conversation on Ethnic Media and NYC

Government, Media, New York, Video February 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Isseu Diouf Campbell, the founder of, and Gustavo Martinez Contreras, a former reporter for El Diario, discuss concerns of the community and ethnic media outlets, in a segment from BRIC TV.

Amanda Septimo (Photo by Kristina Siriotis via Hunts Point Express)

Running for a City Council Seat in the Bronx

Bronx, Elections 2016, Government, Politics January 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The Hunts Point Express spoke with three of the many candidates vying to fill the 17th district City Council seat in the Bronx.

Imam Khalid Latif, from NYU’s Islamic Center, speaks during the protest. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito organized a rally to protest Donald Trump’s proposal to expel Muslims from the U.S. Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer and religious leaders joined the demonstration. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Comes Together to Say ‘Enough’ to Donald Trump

Elections 2016, Government, Manhattan, Muslim, Politics December 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall to demonstrate against the racist statements made by the Republican presidential candidate, El Diario reports.

Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James is one of the plan's supporters. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

Council Members Push to Expand Dual-Language Education

Education, Government, New York October 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A group of City Council members is asking the Department of Education to expand foreign language instruction in public schools, El Diario reports.

Clarence Threlkeld, testified how ICE detained him at the Kings County Criminal Court. (Photo via El Diario)

ICE Stalks Immigrants in NYC Courts

Government, Immigration, New York October 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm

The City Council is studying ways to prevent immigrants who have been detained for minor offenses from being deported, El Diario reports.

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.