After Four Years And One False Start, Discrimination Watchdog Gets New Boss

Ahuja is chief of staff at the advocacy group Girls for Gender Equity. She previously worked at City Council as the deputy director of policy and innovation from under then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

By Yoav Gonen (thecity.nyc) City officials ended a four-year vacancy by finally naming a chairperson to lead an independent workplace discrimination, diversity and sexual harrassment watchdog. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson jointly picked Sasha Neha Ahuja, a former Planned Parenthood official, to head the Equal Employment Practices Commission. The commission […]

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

HESC Now Accepting Applications, Allowing for Undocumented Students to Apply for Programs, Including TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

The City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today announced that qualifying undocumented students educated in New York high schools can apply for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education including the Tuition Assistance Program and the Excelsior Scholarship, under the José Peralta New […]

Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways Exclusive Preview

After the preview, make sure you mark your calendars for the main event, coming August 17, 2019

Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways Exclusive Preview

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Far Rockaway) will give a glimpse into the Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways when he hosts a kick-off for the third annual event in collaboration with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), the Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), the Parks Department, and Midday Medley 93.5 FM. The Senator’s preview will include […]

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an updated 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide to Services and Resources – the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ organizations and programs in New York City. This year’s guide is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with the City hosting WorldPride […]

REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

By Greg B. Smith

REDACTED: The Racial Data The De Blasio Administration Doesn’t Want You To See

City housing lottery information was heavily redacted in a court filing. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY   The de Blasio administration is fighting to keep under wraps studies of its own data used to analyze whether the city’s affordable housing lottery system reinforces segregation. The latest result: a 31-page report filed in Manhattan Federal Court on […]

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal and Social Justice Advocates Praise Speaker Johnson’s Policy on Criminal Justice Reform

Speaker Corey Johnson (photo: John McCarten/City Council) New York, NY – Today, criminal and social justice reform advocates, activists, social service providers and educators praised Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s first policy speech on criminal justice reform delivered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “John Jay College is a recognized forum for vibrant discussions about […]

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

By Chereen James, Special to Caribbean American Weekly

Jovia Radix Aims to Make “Affordable” Housing, Affordable for 45th District Residents

Jovia Radix, Esq. As New York City’s 45th district of the City Council prepares for its special election on May 14th, candidate Jovia Radix, Esq. seeks to improve NYC renters’ accessibility to housing, and she aims to protect homeowners from the city’s Third-Party Transfer, “deed theft” program. Among the 8 candidates vying for Jumaane Williams’ […]

Queens Chamber Business Expo

Queens Chamber Business Expo

May 16th, 11:00am to 5:00pm @ Citi Field The 2019 Queens Business Expo is highlighted by our new Luncheon Kickoff at 12 Noon entitled, “Why Tech Needs Queens” and includes Liz Lusskin, President of the Long Island City Partnership; Julie Samuels, Executive Director of Tech:NYC; and Thomas A. Donovan, Partner, Vice Chairman, B6 Real Estate Advisors. […]

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

Little-Used Community Land Trust Model for Affordable Housing May See Big Boost

A new $8 million bank settlement from Attorney General Letitia James is also being parceled out this spring to land trust projects across the state. By Emma Whitford (Gotham Gazette) Manhattan City Council Member Carlina Rivera is part of a growing coalition of Council members pushing for city government’s first major commitment to a seldom-utilized […]