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Immigration Advocates Join Garodnick’s Second “Call to Action”

Immigration Advocates Join Garodnick’s Second “Call to Action”

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Soviet Union in the 1970s was a hostile environment for its Jewish residents. Simply speaking Hebrew or observing the Sabbath could get you thrown in jail. And the glass ceiling was ever-present for those Jews who were able to find work. As a young Jewish girl, these were the circumstances […]

City More Than Doubling Funding for Lower-Income Tenants in Housing Court

City More Than Doubling Funding for Lower-Income Tenants in Housing Court

BY JACKSON CHEN | The city will pump millions of new dollars into tenant legal services that by the fifth year will represent an increase of $93 million over current levels, according to a February 12 announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The new funding will more than double […]

Judge, Rabbis Joined in Resistance to Trump Immigration Order

Judge, Rabbis Joined in Resistance to Trump Immigration Order

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAFF | As a three-judge panel weighs the government’s appeal of a bold February 3 temporary restraining order from a Seattle federal district judge, President Donald Trump continues to be frustrated – at least temporarily – in his effort to enforce a sweeping, though ineptly crafted and implemented order […]

Spurred by New Bus Terminal Threat, Hell’s Kitchen Residents Forge New Coalition

Spurred by New Bus Terminal Threat,  Hell’s Kitchen Residents Forge New Coalition

BY JACKSON CHEN | At the Hell’s Kitchen South Community Coalition’s first official meeting on February 7, members presented the results of an expansive neighborhood survey conducted since December and began discussing their goals moving forward. The coalition was first ignited as the community’s way of responding to its lack of public input into the […]

Film, Panel Take Aim at Epidemic of Hate

Film, Panel Take Aim at Epidemic of Hate

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With hate frighteningly in the air these days, the word was emblazoned in blue on the marquee of Chelsea’s SVA Theatre on January 29. So was Brad Hoylman’s name — because the state senator, himself the victim of recent hate-motivated harassment, is trying to help people find answers to what is fueling […]

Non-Profit Funding Scramble Shifts from City Hall to Albany

Non-Profit Funding Scramble Shifts from City Hall to Albany

BY JACKSON CHEN | With a storm of uncertainty and unwelcome signs coming out of the new Trump administration, a coalition of non-profits are looking to the state and its budget to help shore up their frayed sector against a widely anticipated decline in federal resources. Across New York, more than 300 non-profit organizations have […]

Parks Advocate Challenges Helen Rosenthal for Council

Parks Advocate Challenges Helen Rosenthal for Council

BY JACKSON CHEN | A fierce parks advocate from the Upper West Side has launched his first bid for elective office, a challenge to incumbent City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal for her District 6 seat. Cary Goodman, 66, who announced his run on January 27, has no experience in elective office nor has he served on […]

Huddled Mass of Humanity Jams DC at Women’s March

Huddled Mass of Humanity Jams DC at Women’s March

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Women with their babies cradled in wraps, women with toddlers, pregnant women, mothers with their teen and adult daughters, women of color and of sexual diversity, females from a few months old to over 80, concerned gay and straight men – cisgender and transgender – fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, citizens from […]

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In massive numbers, a diverse group of New Yorkers – women, men, children, many in families, of all ages and races – marched through Midtown Manhattan to express their concerns, anxieties, and anger about the tone and polices President Donald Trump brought to the White House with his inauguration on January […]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

BY JACKSON CHEN | A star-studded rally outside Trump International Hotel aimed to ignite a 100-day resistance movement against the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. “We are here united in protecting our family, friends, neighbors, fellow New Yorkers, and people across this great nation during his time in office,” actor Rosie Perez, […]

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