Keyword: Fernando Cabrera
40 results total, viewing 1 - 10
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
With a nod to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a much smaller crowd greeted the new year in Times Square late Friday night. But after the countdown, and just after Bill de Blasio danced the evening away with his wife to the sounds of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," that very same New York welcomed new mayor Eric Adams. more
In a little over a week’s time, the book will close on 2021 with sights set on a new year. And like any other annual turnover, many will think about the New Year’s resolutions they’ll likely break, and plans for 2022. But for city council, the end of this year means the end of an era. 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
They’re not condominiums or co-ops. Marble Hill Houses are a mass grouping of apartment units for families with a little help from the New York City Housing Authority. But even with city workers involved, it can be near impossible sometimes to have your voice heard among nearly 1,700 others. But that’s where the tenant association comes in. more
Time’s up! The eviction moratorium has expired. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium, it’s now up to states like New York to help keep tenants financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes. more
For Spanish-speaking residents like Stephanie Rodriguez, housing resources can be very limited. Living at Marble Hill Houses, Rodriguez often finds it difficult to get the help she and her family needs when it comes to some of the even most basic issues. more
Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted most state-mandated coronavirus restrictions last June, various aspects of life in New York have slowly returned to normal. Well, a “new normal” anyway. more
Damaris Mercado remembers watching her parents dance to salsa music in her living room growing up.  more
Jessica Haller was ready to be her neighborhood’s next representative on the city council. She even ran in a competitive March special election to replace Andrew Cohen. more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.