The COVID-19 Crisis: Join Uptown Council Member Rosenthal’s COVID-19 And Domestic Violence Hearing

This Friday, May 1st, 2020, the City Council Committees on Women & Gender Equity and Public Safety, chaired by Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Donovan Richards, will lead an oversight hearing on domestic violence during the pandemic. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Rodriguez’s Concern About Pregnant Woman Handcuffed During Labor

A statement from uptown rep. Ydanis Rodriguez:

“The New York Times recently reported on a story about a pregnant woman from the Bronx who was forced to give birth while handcuffed in contravention of New York State law. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Citywide Guidance And NYPD Assistance With Federal Immigration Enforcement

The de Blasio Administration today announced the issuance of citywide guidance and new NYPD protocols to clarify and institutionalize the City’s policy that it will not voluntarily cooperate with federal immigration enforcement activities, and will only coordinate in limited circumstances, including where there is a public safety risk. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal court summons under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Chancellor Fariña Announced The Expansion Of 3-K For All

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the expansion of 3-K for All to six more community school districts across all five boroughs. Continue Reading →