Public Advocate James Slams NYCHA Over Lead Paint FiascoNew York City Public Advocate Letitia James slammed the city Housing Authority and its leadership over the weekend, saying they lied about lead paint inspections multiple times.
N.Y. Officials Want To Seek It A Crime For Landlords To Force Rent-Regulated Tenants OutAs property values go up around New York, city and state officials say more and more landlords are trying to force longtime tenants out of their apartments.
NYC Public Advocate Unveils New Pilot Program To Improve Nail Salon Air QualityWith a statewide crackdown on nail salons resulting in hundreds of violations, city officials are now turning to another pressing question in salons -- air quality.
Bratton Says NYPD Struggles To Recruit Black OfficersPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton says the NYPD is struggling to find black officers, along with many other cities in the country.
Broadway Stars Show Support For Foster Care Hotline In YouTube VideoJames launched the hotline on April 20 in an effort to root out mismanagement within the foster care system.
Officials Call For More Regulation Of NYC Nail SalonsPublic Advocate Letitia James is calling for more regulation of New York City nail salons.
Officials, Education Advocates Demand More State Funding For NYC's Public SchoolsPublic Advocate Letitia James rallied parents, teachers and other education advocates, demanding more funding for public schools from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
New York Court Asked To Release Details In Eric Garner CaseThe New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.
Hearing Planned In Call For Release Of Grand Jury Transcripts In Eric Garner CaseThe New York Civil Liberties Union was set to go to court Thursday, as the group demanded the release of the grand jury transcript from the Eric Garner case.
NYC Leaders & Alliance For Tenant Power Rally For Stronger Rent LawsDuring the rally, the Alliance for Tenant Power outlined its plan to shore up rent regulation laws that are up for renewal in June.
Public Advocate Letitia James Releases List Of Worst Landlords In NYCOn Wednesday, James released an annual list of the city's landlords who've been cited with the most housing violations.
MTA To Install Surveillance Cameras On Subways To Combat Sexual Assaults, LewdnessTo 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.
5 NYC Police Precincts To Get Body Cameras Under Pilot ProgramPolice 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.
City Officials Call For End To 'Poor Doors' In New DevelopmentsA 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
Officials, Leaders Hold Vigil In Brooklyn For 3 Boys Kidnapped In West BankA 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.