One Year Later, Mayor de Blasio See 61% Decline In Misdemeanor Arrests Of In 16 Year Olds

Today, Mayor de Blasio and The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) announced the one year anniversary of the City’s implementation of historic “Raise the Age” legislation. Continue Reading →

Rent-Stabilized Apartments Could See Another Price Hike From Harlem To Hollis

Tenants of New York City’s rent-stabilized apartments could see their rents rise this fall under a proposal the Rent Guidelines Board adopted Tuesday reports Patch. Continue Reading →

Nooo, City To Cut Harlem Residents From Home Ownership Program

Advocates are suing the city to preserve dreams of home ownership at a Harlem apartment building that has gone unoccupied for 10 years, the Legal Aid Society announced reports Patch. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Launches Initiative To Increase Voting Access In City Jails

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the City is launching a robust voter registration and information campaign to help incarcerated individuals exercise their right to vote. Continue Reading →

Judge Rules Against East Harlem Rezoning Challenge

Patch reports that a state judge ruled against a legal challenge to the city’s plan to rezone a large portion of East Harlem in an attempt to spur development in the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Legal Aid Society Wants NYCHA To Refund Rent

NY Curbed reports that the Legal Aid Society is demanding that the New York City Housing Authority provide up to $15 million in rent refunds to public housing tenants that lost heat during the city’s cold front. Continue Reading →

Legal Aid Files Lawsuit Challenging East Harlem Rezoning (More)

The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit today in New York County Supreme Court contesting the East Harlem rezoning, which was recently approved by the New York City Council late last year. Continue Reading →

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