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City Plans Pilot Program to Create Liveable, Affordable Basement Units in East New York

City Plans Pilot Program to Create Liveable, Affordable Basement Units in East New York

East New York's mix of one- and two-family homes with unoccupied basement units that could increase the city's stock of affordable housing.
Meet Community Advocate Anthony Beckford, Candidate for NY State Assembly District 42

Meet Community Advocate Anthony Beckford, Candidate for NY State Assembly District 42

Planning to tackle systemic poverty as an antidote to militant policing, Beckford vows to reform police accountability, affordable housing and the state's budget.
Photos: BP Adams Leads Stroller March Against Trump's Family Separation Policy

Photos: BP Adams Leads Stroller March Against Trump's Family Separation Policy

The outcry of the more than 500 participants was loud as they pushed strollers and carried signs through the streets, chanting “Love, not hate makes America great,” and “No Walls, no cages.”
Bklyn Lawmakers Decry Trump's Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy, BP Adams Plans Stroller March Protest

Bklyn Lawmakers Decry Trump's Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy, BP Adams Plans Stroller March Protest

Rep. Jeffries calls 'Trump Bully-in-Chief;' Rep. Clarke feels reminded of the worst moments of American history; BP Adams calls for solidarity with immigrant families.
Emergency Town Hall Called in Brownsville to Address NYCHA Housing Violations

Emergency Town Hall Called in Brownsville to Address NYCHA Housing Violations

The town hall was called by Councilwoman Ampry-Samuels to include NYCHA residents and their feedback in the legal process. Alicka Ampry-Samuel addresses the full room and commences the emergency town hall meeting this past Monday.

BP Adams Rejects Rezoning of 80 Flatbush Site, Demands Height Reduction

Adams calls for changes to the 80 Flatbush proposal including a 600-feet cap of the building, the consideration of new public school sites and the creation of a nearby subway entrance.
City Launches Special Task Force to Combat Youth Homelessness

City Launches Special Task Force to Combat Youth Homelessness

A council of experts will coordinate a six-month community process to develop a strategic plan for preventing and ending youth homelessness Photo credit: CityNews NYC's Health and Human Services launched yesterday the first-ever Youth Homelessness Ta

City's New $89B Budget Includes Discounted MetroCards, 3-K for All, Supportive Housing

The Fair Fares program aims to provide half-price transit fares to about 800,000 New Yorkers living under the federal poverty line and is set to launch in early 2019.
NYCHA Accused of Endangering Tenants, City Settles to Spend $2B to Address Health and Safety Issues

NYCHA Accused of Endangering Tenants, City Settles to Spend $2B to Address Health and Safety Issues

The U.S. Attorney's Office accuses NYCHA of misleading malpractices and failure to provide safe housing due to lead-paint violations, lack of heat, infestations, chronic elevator outages.
City Passes Councilmember Williams's Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

City Passes Councilmember Williams's Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

The package pushes for tracking the use of opioid overdose antidotes such as naloxone, referrals to drug treatment, a syringe exchange program and an opioid awareness education campaign.