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If there’s any rite of passage for a city council member, it’s likely seeing a piece of legislation they drafted actually become law. If that’s the case, then Councilman Eric Dinowitz is close to truly maturing professionally at City Hall, potentially opening a door for a number of veterans in New York City who often get overlooked. more
Jessica Woolford grew up in Kingsbridge, alternating between her grandmother’s building at West 234th Street, and her mother’s building at West 238th Street. While walking around the neighborhood — whether it be to school at P.S. 7, or church at St. John’s — Woolford regularly passed by the two-story house on Kingsbridge Avenue where the local Assemblyman maintains his district office. more
Even with the omicron variant continuing to spread and administrations about to change, students who attend New York City public schools should still plan to return back to physical campus come Monday. more
Every hour, four people are killed in traffic crashes across America. Traffic injuries affect even more, creating a grim topic during a recent gathering of faith leaders. “We are Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist,” according to the opening words of a presentation at that forum. “But we all ache the same way.” more
With the omicron variant taking over a vast majority of coronavirus infections in New York City, Councilman Eric Dinowitz has joined forces with City Hall colleagues Mark Levine and Mark Treyger, as well as the United Federation of Teachers labor union to demand city officials provide the resources to schools can test everyone who walks onto campus. more
The city council has made history, passing a bill that aims to give the roughly 800,000 immigrant non-citizens living in New York City the right to vote. While casting his “yes” vote for the bill in the council chamber last week, lead sponsor Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said what he and his colleagues were doing was “making history.” more
For weeks, neighbors hoped to get answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land use committee meeting. That’s where committee chair Charles Moerdler took the agency’s deputy commissioner, Erin Drinkwater, to task. more
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez might be leaving his city council seat in just a couple weeks, but he has no plans to leave City Hall anytime soon. more
When many communities hear city officials plan to develop a homeless shelter in their neighborhood, the pushback can be strong. And the opposition can be really loud. But for those who support such shelters in their communities, getting heard seems nearly impossible. At least at anywhere near the same volume. more
A mystery pervades North Riverdale, not necessarily what’s planned at 6661 Broadway near West 252nd Street, but who’s actually planning it. more
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