New York Daily News

Community Organizing in New York, Community Organizing in East Brooklyn, EBC, DeBlasio

EBC Calls Out De Blasio on NYC Affordable Housing

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
New York Daily News

“That’s the thing that’s perplexing to us,” said Rev. Tyrone Stevenson, the senior pastor of East New York’s Hope Christian Center and a co-chair of East Brooklyn Congregations, whose incredibly appealing and affordable Spring Creek project, built on what had been landfill in East New York, is cited in the report as a “case study” in getting more out of city-owned land. Read more about EBC Calls Out De Blasio on NYC Affordable Housing

EBC

Public Safety

Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

Friday, May 3, 2013
New York Daily News

New York City’s unprecedented crime reduction has been remarkable for its scale and persistence. But our city has the bad habit of either taking its successes for granted or losing sight of why and how progress was made. Both supporters and critics of recent police practices — stop-and-frisk in particular — have repeated these mistakes. Supporters incorrectly hold the tactic responsible for building a safer city; critics would have us sacrifice the effective response of the NYPD at the altar of reform. Read more about Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

EBC

Public Safety

Mayoral hopefuls' plans for public safety should scare New Yorkers witless

Monday, March 25, 2013
New York Daily News EQUAL

Education

Promises to keep: Seven mayoral candidates make school reform pledges, and many are underwhelming

Sunday, March 3, 2013
New York Daily News

At the mayoral forum sponsored last week by the Daily News and the Metro IAF citizens organization, Democrat Bill Thompson got to the heart of why we pressed the candidates to detail plans for the schools. He asked: “What defines success, not just in four years, each year. The chancellor and mayor need to be held accountable for that. Read more about Promises to keep: Seven mayoral candidates make school reform pledges, and many are underwhelming

Manhattan Together

Housing

Bloomberg vows to eliminate backlog of NYCHA repairs by end of year

Friday, February 1, 2013
New York Daily News

Mayor Bloomberg promised Thursday to eliminate a stunning backlog of 420,000 public housing apartment repairs by the end of the year. But critics were skeptical the city could meet its goals. “Today marks the beginning of the end of this problem,” the mayor declared at a press conference in the Drew-Hamilton Houses in East Harlem. Read more about Bloomberg vows to eliminate backlog of NYCHA repairs by end of year

SBC

Housing, Anti-Corruption

Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New York Daily News

Exactly what would any of the candidates who are running for mayor do upon election in November? No doubt, you have little or no idea. That’s why the Daily News and Metro IAF, a citizens organization, are sponsoring issue-oriented mayoral forums. We held the first Thursday night in front of an audience of roughly 1,000 New Yorkers at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Read more about Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

EBC

Neighborhood Development, Environment

Fighting the waters in Southeast Queens

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
New York Daily News

As our region continues to recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg have rightly said that the city and state need to update their infrastructure to deal with the increased likelihood of future flooding. Bloomberg even based his endorsement in the presidential race on President Obama’s position on climate change. Read more about Fighting the waters in Southeast Queens

SBC

Housing

NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New York Daily News

On Tuesday, frustrated tenants will take action against the authority for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act — on the grounds that asthma is a disability.

 

 

  Read more about NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

Manhattan Together

Financial Reform, Housing

Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

Sunday, November 27, 2011
New York Daily News

While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar. Read more about Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

EBC

Affordable Housing

Spring Creek Nehemiah is an Affordable Housing Success Story in East New York

Friday, July 27, 2012
New York Daily News EBC

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