Post Tagged with: "Scott Stringer"

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches an M/WBE ‘University’

Business, New York January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a yearlong series of workshops, known as M/WBE University, to help expand opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

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.

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.

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer made the announcement accompanied by immigrants and other officials. (Photo via El Diario)

Comptroller Proposes Fund to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Immigration, New York May 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed a new public-private citizenship fund that would fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies by helping 35,000 New York City immigrants become U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a lively crowd at the 14th annual Ippies Awards, given by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to honor the best work of the community and ethnic press in the metropolitan area.

Peter Fontanes, one of the Access-A-Ride program users who joined Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference where he announced the findings of an audit that revealed that the transportation system fails to serve New Yorkers efficiently. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Program Disappoints Disabled Users

Government, New York, Transportation May 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

The New York City Comptroller performed an audit that revealed the program’s inefficient management and that less than 50 percent of the services are offered on time, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Pallas, president of Spring Bank (Photo courtesy of Spring Bank)

Which Banks Honor IDNYC?

Large banks in the city have been slow to accept IDNYC as identification, even secondary identification, when holders of the new city ID try to open bank accounts.

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.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Comptroller Stringer Sounds the Alarm

Government, Immigration, New York January 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer warns that the city could lose billions of critical federal dollars for being a sanctuary city.

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Media, New York, Politics January 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer spoke about city contracting with Asian-American businesses and other topics at the office of Korea Daily in Long Island City.

Stringer on Immigrants and the NYC Economy

Stringer on Immigrants and the NYC Economy

Business, Economy, Immigration, New York January 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, noting the contribution of immigrants to the city economy, said Jan. 11 that “we have not just a moral imperative to be true to our values and stand up to anti-immigrant policies, but an economic imperative as well.”

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.

Lower Naturalization Costs in NYC, Stringer Urges

Lower Naturalization Costs in NYC, Stringer Urges

Government, Immigration, New York February 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report urging that moves be taken at both the federal and local level to reduce the high cost of obtaining citizenship.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Oct. 31 speaking about his report on city contracts with M/WBEs. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Stringer: M/WBE Share of City Spending Falls

New York City agencies again received a D+ grade for their efforts to contract with minority and women-owned businesses, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said Oct. 31, calling for much stronger action to reverse the problem.