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City Council member Vincent Gentile introduced legislation earlier this year that imposes strict fines on landlords that make illegal conversions into multi-family homes.

Impact of Illegal Conversion Law in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Critics of the new illegal home conversion law say it does not provide alternative options to displaced tenants as the city faces an affordable housing crisis, reports Kings County Politics.

Candidates Bob Capano, Liam McCabe, Lucretia Regina-Potter, John Quaglione, Nancy Tong, Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, Khader El-Yateem and Vincent Chirico. (Photo by Helen Klein/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

City Council Candidates Spar in SW Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Housing August 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The nine City Council candidates competing for the 43rd District seat to represent southwest Brooklyn engaged in a heated debate that focused attention on a controversial issue in the area – illegal home conversions. The Brooklyn Reporter and Kings County Politics covered the recent debate.

Nancy Tong, with Mark Treyger in blue tie to her right and William Colton to her left (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Will a NYS Bill Detailing Asian Demographics be Divisive?

Asian, Brooklyn, Demographics July 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Brooklyn politicians including Nancy Tong are opposed to a NYS bill which mandates that the state collect demographic information specifying the particular ancestry of Asian residents, reports Kings County Politics.

John Chen, the head of the Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights, speaking at a gathering of community leaders condemning United Airlines for its forcible ejection of a passenger on April (Photo by Jingwen Wang, via World Journal)

Chinese Community Demands Resignation of United Airlines CEO

Brooklyn, East Asian, Transportation April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

A group of community leaders urged Chinese in the U.S. and in China to join forces to boycott United Airlines in the wake of the violent removal of a Chinese-Vietnamese passenger from a United flight on April 9, World Journal reports.

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Nancy Tong Joins South Brooklyn Council Race

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics January 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm

The first and only Asian-American elected official in Brooklyn, District Leader Nancy Tong of Bensonhurst, announced she is running for the City Council, report Kings County Politics and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Billy Thai (Photo courtesy of his campaign website)

Billy Thai Aims to be Brooklyn’s ‘First Chinese American-Born Elected Official’

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Politics June 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Kings County Politics and Bensonhurst Bean report that electrical engineer Billy Thai will be running for male Democratic leader for the 47th Assembly District in South Brooklyn “so that someone who is truly from our community … can truly speak and advocate on behalf of the Chinese American family.”

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Brooklyn’s First Asian American District Leader Aims to Help

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Nancy Tong, the first Asian-American district leader in Brooklyn, wants to help open more pre-K facilities and promote affordable housing for seniors.

Nancy Tong will soon be the first Chinese elected representative in Brooklyn (Photo by Jane Zhang via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm

If Nancy Tong, a community liaison in Bensonhurst, wins the post of female Democratic district leader in the 47th State Assembly District, she will be the first Chinese Democratic leader in the borough, Sing Tao Daily reports.