Post Tagged with: "Vincent Gentile"

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.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Vincent Gentile, after the passage of bill 1218-A banning illegal subdivisions in residential spaces. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

New Law Imposes Harsh Penalties on Illegal Home Conversions

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, New York, Queens May 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

The City Council passed a bill further restricting the illegal partitioning of homes, a dangerous practice to increase rents that affects particularly Hispanic tenants targeted by unscrupulous landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dr. Husam Rimawi, president of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, at the July 22 press conference (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, In the News, Middle Eastern, Muslim July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

(Photo by Paul Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Norway’s Democracy Celebrated in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European May 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

Norwegian flags were much in evidence at the 62nd annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Worker's Justice Project members hold up a City Council proclamation delivered by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (left). Councilman Vincent Gentile stands to her right. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

Brooklyn, Labor April 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The Bay Parkway Community Job Center was lauded for 12 years of helping day laborers obtain jobs at higher wages and receive training and other assistance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.