Harlem’s Espaillat, And Torres Secure Additional Section 8 Vouchers For NYC In Federal Housing Funding Bill

Today, Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Ritchie Torres issued the following statements hailing the inclusion of language. Continue Reading →


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Council Members Denounce Workplace Replace Reporting As “Snitching” And Offer New Bill

Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Ritchie Torres were joined by elected officials and advocacy organizations from Harlem to Hollis at City Hall this morning as they announced pending legislation which concerns the reporting of sexual harassment.

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New Bill Seeks To Prohibit Landlords From Harlem To Hollis On Misleading Info About Rent-Regulated Tenants

An explosive new study released by the housing watchdog group, the Housing Rights Initiative (HRI) reveals that many landlords across the city allegedly lied about rent-regulated apartments in their buildings, and still got approvals from the city’s Department of Buildings. Continue Reading →


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Midterm Run kicks Off In Harlem With Ritchie Torres And Jimmy Vacca

Members of #Run4AllWomen, a grassroots movement which uses running as a vehicle for social change, will run 2,018 miles to help Democrats take back Congress in this year’s midterm elections. Continue Reading →


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Beleaguered NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Is Resigning

NY Post reports that embattled NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye — who faced strong criticism for her handling of lead paint inspections and poor living conditions — is stepping down from her post, City Hall announced Monday. Continue Reading →


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Health Department Releases New Data Showing How NYers Are Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

The Health Department today released a new Vital Signs report on secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free housing policies in New York City. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio Announces New Law To Combat Speculation And Tenant Displacement

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the Predatory Equity bill, which will help curb speculation and displacement in fast-changing neighborhoods, has become law. Continue Reading →


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