Mayor de Blasio And BOC Chair Jennifer Jones Austin Announce Working Group To End Punitive Segregation

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Board of Correction Chair Jennifer Jones Austin announced the formation of a working group to eliminate punitive segregation in the New York City jail system. Continue Reading →

BP Gale Brewer Warns Gutting HPD Budget Jeopardizes de Blasio Promises On Housing

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the only borough president to support Mayor de Blasio’s controversial MIH plan, is seriously reconsidering her support after the Mayor’s proposal to cut 40% of HPD’s capital budget over FY20 and 21. Continue Reading →

Support The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act With Harlem Rep Espaillat And House Dems

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Americans across the country are speaking out and demanding action to address the crisis of systemic racism and police brutality. Continue Reading →

Mayor’s MAP Plan Leads To Drop In Misdemeanors And Felonies At Public Housing, Study Says

The Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) contributed to a double-digit drop in misdemeanors and a significant drop in seven major felonies at the 15 public housing developments where it was implemented. Continue Reading →

NYC Expands Nation Leading Open Streets Program With More Miles In Areas Hit Hard By The COVID Crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today added another 23 miles to New York City’s nation-leading Open Streets program, bringing the citywide total to 67 miles – two-thirds of the way to the 100-mile goal laid out in late April. Continue Reading →