Post Tagged with: "City Council"

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) speaks with members of the community and ethnic media at City Hall, Dec. 11, 2014.

Opinion: Ethnic Media Asks ‘Where Is Our Fair Share?’

Media, Opinion January 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

New York’s ethnic media has garnered newfound respect in recent years, and now it should get its “fair share” of advertising, Sing Tao Daily’s Lotus Chau writes in an opinion piece.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) speaks with members of the community and ethnic media at City Hall, Dec. 11, 2014.

Council Speaker Vows Greater Access for Community, Ethnic Press

Featured Posts, Government, Media December 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Melissa Mark-Viverito met with members of the community and ethnic media to offer greater access to City Hall and encourage reporting on the Council’s legislative role.

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Horse and Carriage Ban in 2016?

Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

A bill proposing a horse and carriage ban in the city was introduced by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Queens Chronicle reports.

Marchers at the recent Korean Day Parade in New York (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

A Korean American Day in New York?

East Asian, New York November 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The City Council will soon take up Council member Peter Koo’s resolution to make Jan. 13 Korean American Day, reports The Korea Times.

César Pérez hopes that the new law will help his father, who is being held at Rikers Island facing deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrants Hopeful after NYC Approves Law Limiting Deportations

Government, Immigration, New York October 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

A new law limiting collaboration between city agencies and federal immigration authorities will benefit hundreds of families in fear of deportations, El Diario reports.

City Council Members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo launch NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Asian, Health July 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin wants better reporting on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in New York (Photo courtesy of

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

Janvieve Williams Comrie is one of the cofounders of a small cooperative called Ginger Moon that makes healthy meals for pregnant women and new mothers. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/ Voices of NY)

Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Featured Posts, Labor May 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Supporters of worker cooperatives request funding to help these nascent businesses grow.

Food carts in Flushing get busier as the weather warms up, but add to pollution with smoke from grilling. (Photo by Sun Yingshu via The China Press)

BBQ Smoke Thickens the Air in Flushing

East Asian, Food, Queens April 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Food cart vendors may be cited for violations is pollution from barbecue grilling continues, reports The China Press.

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Featured Posts, Labor, Latino, Voices' Picks April 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Worker cooperatives, in which all members have a say, gained attention at recent City Council hearings.

Councilman Dan Garodnick and Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito before a City Council meeting. (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

Government March 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

City government entities are now required to webcast public meetings and hearings but lack of clarity is preventing full implementation of the law, reports Gotham Gazette.

Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club, named after a political pioneer for the black community in Queens, with Archie Spigner in the center. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

African American, Government, Politics February 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Archie Spigner reflects on the evolution of blacks in Queens politics and giving a voice to underrepresented communities, in a Queens Press profile of the first African American elected to the City Council.

Thanks to the help of the NYIFUP program, Juan Guzmán avoided deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Government, Immigration, In the News February 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

A City Council-supported effort to offer legal aid to immigrants fighting deportation has had noteworthy successes and may get more funding, El Diario/La Prensa reports.