Public Advocate Letitia James

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NYC Leaders & Alliance For Tenant Power Rally For Stronger Rent Laws

During the rally, the Alliance for Tenant Power outlined its plan to shore up rent regulation laws that are up for renewal in June.

11/18/2014

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Public Advocate Letitia James Releases List Of Worst Landlords In NYC

On Wednesday, James released an annual list of the city’s landlords who’ve been cited with the most housing violations.

10/08/2014

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MTA To Install Surveillance Cameras On Subways To Combat Sexual Assaults, Lewdness

To prevent sexual lewdness and sexual assaults on subways, the MTA says it will be installing surveillance cameras on a new fleet of subway cars, hopefully to be ordered in the next capital plan from 2015-2019.

10/01/2014

Police Body Camera

5 NYC Police Precincts To Get Body Cameras Under Pilot Program

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will soon roll out a pilot program in five precincts and one housing project in which patrol officers will wear body cameras.

09/04/2014

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer calls for end to "poor doors." (credit: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer/Twitter)

City Officials Call For End To ‘Poor Doors’ In New Developments

A loophole in the City’s Inclusionary Housing Zoning incentive system apparently allowed one developer to build a 33-story high-rise on Riverside Drive South on the Upper West Side with two income entrances

07/25/2014

Brooklyn Mideast Vigil

Officials, Leaders Hold Vigil In Brooklyn For 3 Boys Kidnapped In West Bank

A candlelight vigil was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night, in prayer for the safe the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.

06/18/2014

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Officials, Union Leaders: Move Cops From Desks Back To Streets

Union leaders and elected officials stood elbow-to-elbow in front of City Hall Friday, calling on the city to get police officers out from behind desks shuffling paper and back onto the street fighting crime.

06/06/2014

Long Island College Hospital BIG DL

Long Island College Hospital Suffers Devastating Setback In Fight To Stay Open

Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on state officials to negotiate with other firms after the winning bidder’s ability to open a full-scale hospital fell through.

04/30/2014

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250 UPS Drivers In Queens Fired Following Protest

Two hundred and fifty UPS workers were given pink slips after participating in a 90-minute protest last month over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/02/2014

Building service workers march down Fifth Avenue ahead of vote to authorize strike (Credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Of NYC Building Service Workers Rally For Fair Contract

Thousands of doormen, porters, supers, and handypersons marched on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street around 5 p.m. as the union considers a possible strike if talks with building owners break down.

04/02/2014

Stonehenge Village on the Upper West Side has opened a new gym that is only open to market-rate tenants. (Credit: Danny Perry/DNAInfo)

Rent-Stabilized UWS Residents Furious Over Market Rate Only Gym

Some rent-stabilized tenants in an Upper West Side building were furious this week, after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.

02/25/2014

Long Island College Hospital BIG DL

De Blasio Hopes LICH Deal Will End String Of Hospital Closures

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that a deal to keep Long Island College Hospital open under a new operator would mark the end of an “epidemic of hospital closings” going back all through his predecessor’s administration.

02/21/2014

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Workers, Local Leaders Rally Outside Of Interfaith Medical Center In Bed-Stuy

Public Advocate Letitia James said that millions of dollars were promised to the center but that they were never delivered for political reasons

01/19/2014