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Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Elizabeth Street Garden (Screen shot via Google Maps)

LGBTQ Seniors Become Part of Battle Over Little Italy Garden

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Seniors January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The city wants to turn the Elizabeth Street Garden in Lower Manhattan into an affordable housing site – to the chagrin of locals and open space advocates – with new plans proposing “LGBTQ-friendly” senior housing, writes Gay City News.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

Eric Gonzalez (center) celebrated his campaign victory at the Williamsburg Hotel surrounded by his wife Dagmar (second from left), his three sons and Lu-Shawn Thompson (right), the widow of the late Ken Thompson. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Few Surprises on Primary Day

Elections 2017, New York September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Community publications across the city covered notable and close results in the Sept. 12 primaries.

Seniors Marie Mosely, 80, with Matilda Bowen, and Diane Dolie examining the condoms doled out at the Tilden Senior Center safe sex forum. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Never Too Old for a Safe Sex Talk

Brooklyn, Health, Seniors August 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

In Brownsville, Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker spoke about safe sex to a community that is “becoming the most vulnerable group affected by sexually transmitted diseases,” writes Kings County Politics.

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Politicians and parade goers gather in Brooklyn for a pride parade and a vigil remembering those who died in the Orlando nightclub shooting a year ago, BKLYNER reports.

Eric González was born and raised in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Eric González in Historic Race for Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Puerto Rican April 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to be the first Latino district attorney elected in the state of New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

Volunteer Griselda Reyes answers calls for the Citizenship Now! campaign at CUNY (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Citizenship Now! Sees Record Calls in First Two Days

Immigration, New York April 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

The ongoing Citizenship Now! campaign is registering a record number of calls in its first two days and is being visited by local politicians offering support, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protesters walked the streets of Brooklyn to demand more protection for tenants. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Tenants Demand Stronger Laws to Avoid Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino April 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Hundreds of residents marched in Bushwick to ask the state legislature to strengthen rent control laws and eliminate legal loopholes that allow for displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Many students from low-income family do not participate in the available free lunch programs. (Photo via El Diario)

Parents Request Free Lunches for all NYC Students

Food, Government, New York, Youth March 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James and a coalition of parents asked the mayor to include the Lunch 4 Learning initiative in the city’s budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Earlier protests in support of Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council programs  (Photo via Fort Greene Focus)

Fort Greene Senior Council Secures Space and Programs

African American, Brooklyn February 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

A community organization in Fort Greene has been assured that its programs are safe and will continue, Our Time Press and Fort Greene Focus report.

Yoselyn Gómez lives in the fourth-worst-landlord’s building. (Photo via El Diario)

Living as Tenants of New York’s ‘Worst Landlords’

Housing, New York October 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews tenants of the city’s “worst landlords” according to a list of the worst buildings in every borough published by the public advocate.

On Oct. 5, several immigrants joined a City Hall demonstration at which Public Advocate Letitia James demanded emergency funding from the federal government to expedite the naturalization of more than half a million people at risk of not being able to vote. (Photo via El Diario)

Would-be Voters Want Citizenship Expedited

Elections 2016, Immigration October 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

To work through a naturalization backlog at USCIS that could prevent hundreds of thousands of new citizens from voting this November – including some 60,000 New Yorkers – local activists demanded more resources, El Diario/La Prensa reports.