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At the Chinatown Vigil for Homeless Men Murdered on the Bowery

Last modified October 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

It was a moment of silence, shame, then a call to action. New York City could not sweep its homeless crisis under the rug Monday morning as a moment of silence at a vigil in Kimlau Square, Chinatown was deafening to those mourning the senseless murder of four homeless men by a 24-year-old attacker now […]

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At City Hall with the 85 Bowery Hunger Strike [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 31, 2018 at 9:14 am

Displaced tenants of 85 Bowery gathered yesterday on the steps of City Hall to protest their plight. The rally was a resumption of the media-friendly hunger strike meant to humanize the frustration due to the ongoing displacement and delays in building repairs. And to put an end to Mayor de Blasio’s so-called “displacement agenda.” Seven […]

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In Twitter Spat, Assemblywoman Niou Tells off Airbnb Over Rising Rents and Displacement

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a moment to sit back and grab popcorn. Savage. Watching in real time as New York Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (65th District) took Airbnb to task. Openly on Twitter. Media reports over the last week have publicized City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s controversial study showing a direct relationship between Airbnb influx and rising rents around […]

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Exiled Tenants of 85 Bowery Can Stay an Extra Week in Brooklyn Hotel, Plan Opposition Rally

Posted January 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Seventy-five people lost their homes last Thursday in the latest chapter of a nasty dispute between tenants of 85 Bowery and their landlord Joseph Betesh. The court-ordered inspection resulted in a Department of Buildings determination that the main stairwell was not structurally sound, and required an immediate vacate order. The city also ordered Joseph Betesh […]

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Yuh-Line Niou Wins Primary to Become Sheldon Silver’s Replacement in 65th Assembly District

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

The results are in, and it’s a monumental shift for the Lower East Side. Yuh-Line Niou, formerly chief of staff to Assembly member Ron Kim of Queens, was victorious in yesterday’s Democratic primary for the 65th Assembly District. Since the vote was a primary, the seat is not yet hers. Given that the area is […]

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Frontrunner for Silver’s Assembly Seat Ineligible to Run, Rivals Allege

Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

The race for the hotly-contested Assembly seat left vacant by the disgraced former speaker, Sheldon Silver (convicted on federal corruption charges), is intensifying. Contenders and their respective bases are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Now comes word that one of the frontrunners for the 65th Assembly District vacancy might not […]

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