Government

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Borinquen Courts on Jan. 16. Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

Mayor comes to Mott Haven to celebrate housing policies

Housing, Politics January 17, 2019 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

Although the mayor did not say why he chose Mott Haven as the place to sum up his administration’s achievements, he alluded to it by touching on the growing concerns over gentrification.

Yajaira Saavedra at a press conference inside La Morada on Jan. 11.

NYPD’s arrest of activist shrouded in mystery

Immigration January 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

The co-owner of La Morada Mexican restaurant on Willis Avenue and her lawyer say she was unlawfully detained by undercover NYPD detectives last Friday evening after they saw her videotaping an alleged sting operation next door. 

Advocates debate the next census at  a panel discussion at Columbia University on Dec, 3.

2020 census creates uncertainties for immigrants

Immigration December 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

As the politically-charged legal saga unfolds, the New York Immigration Coalition is leading a campaign to ensure an accurate count by orchestrating outreach that would be implemented by community based organizations.

Students and union members holding signs and chanting between speakers. Photo by Shahar Golan

Immigrant groups fight Trump administration for an accurate census

Immigration October 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

Amidst the latest legal developments surrounding the Trump Administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the US Census, New York Counts 2020 and partner organizations gathered outside City Hall on October 11 to oppose the addition and to highlight the importance of an accurate count.  Some 80 organizations includingRead More

Photo: Andee Teagle

Aloha to the world from the Don Ho Terrace

Art, Immigration October 3, 2018 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Aloha to the World from the Don Ho Terrace is an aggressive “goodbye and good luck” of sorts (the song “So Long, and Thanks for the All the Fish,” from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will be playing throughout the exhibit), inviting viewers to explore Ho’s “embodied reality” as a global citizen.

John Pomales voted for Cuomo, Arroyo, and James. “The past administration has been doing a good job for the community, so I assume they’re going to be doing good [in the next administration],” he said.

NYCHA residents take to the polls

Politics September 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Several candidates ran as progressive alternatives to Democratic incumbents in this year’s primary, challenging their more experienced counterparts on matters like public and affordable housing, MTA management, and ethics. In the end, though, South Bronx voters helped the incumbents hold on.

Amanda Septimo on the campaign trail.

Challenger takes on political establishment in Sept. 13 primary

Government, Politics August 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Hunts Point native Amanda Septimo will try to unseat Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo in a face-off that pits a 27-year-old, grass roots organizer against an 82-year-old party matriarch whom the challenger says has long been out of touch with her embattled constituents.

Marchers Photo: Joe Hirsch

Parkland activists take their fight to the Bronx

Police, Politics August 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A nationwide, youth-led campaign to muzzle gun violence made a stop in Port Morris on Friday, bringing an urgent message to Bronx residents: Vote for change.