Harlem’s Levine And Others To Hold Landlord Accountable For Dangerous Conditions

mark levine 2Elected officials and advocates rallied in front of buildings run by Durst-owned BCB Management in upper Manhattan to show support for rent-stabilized tenants living under dangerous conditions. Continue Reading →

Landlord’s Campaign To Displace Rent-Stabilized Tenants In Harlem

mark levine 2On Saturday, January 30, elected officials, tenants, and tenant advocates from Pa’lante Harlem will rally in front of 3147 and 3149 Broadway in an effort to highlight the predatory behavior of the building’s owner, BCB Property Management. Continue Reading →

Voting Rights Leadership Summit In New York State

drmartinlthur king street sign in harlemA broad coalition of voting rights advocates is launching a campaign to promote federal and state voting rights protections for people of color and working families from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levine And Coalition Expand Foreign Language Education

marl levine 2On Thursday, October 29, Harlem Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate Letitia James, and a group of council members and state legislators joined a coalition of teachers, students and business leaders calling for a broad expansion of foreign language education programs in New York City.

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Harlem Fave PA James File Class Action Lawsuit Against NYC And State

Letitia JamesToday, Public Advocate Letitia James, along with ten foster children, filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for causing irreparable harm to children in New York City foster care. Continue Reading →

Public Advocate James Releases LGBT Mental Health Resource Guide

JamesSicilianoPublic Advocate Letitia James this week released a guide of mental health resources in all five boroughs for members of the LGBT community. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis PA James Calls for Tripling Funding To CUNY

Letitia JamesPublic Advocate Letitia James today released a report recommending that the City increase its contribution to the CUNY budget for child care from $500,000 to $1.53 million to ensure that every child receives the care and opportunities needed. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls For Stronger Rent Laws

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio today called for stronger rent laws that will stem the loss of affordable apartments to deregulation. More than 35,000 affordable apartments have left rent regulation since it was last extended in 2011, putting enormous pressure on working families and pushing longtime tenants out of fast-gentrifying neighborhoods. Continue Reading →