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In These Times, BY Andrew Elrod. From Canarsie, Brooklyn to Lincoln Center, workers in New York rallied in support of a $15 minimum wage on Wednesday. The most recent day of action in the nearly three-year old Fight for $15 campaign included protests from racial justice activists and workers across industries, and ended with a raucous finale in Midtown Manhattan, where an estimated 10,000 construction workers took the streets ...

City Limits, By Sondra Youdelman. NEW YORK (April 9, 2015) – NYCHA residents and advocates from Real Affordability For All (RAFA) Coalition, rallied today on the steps of City Hall with elected officials, including, Council Members Ritchie Torres, Rosie Mendez, Mark Treyger, Rafael Espinal, Antonio Reynoso, Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Comptroller Scott Stringer, to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to set aside $100 million in ...

Hyperallergic, By Benjamin Sutton . It’s been six months since the People’s Climate March took over the streets of Manhattan, but the group behind some of the rally’s most iconic artworks is busier than ever. People’s Climate Arts, a collective of artists, activists, and organizers based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, formed in the lead-up to September’s mass demonstration. Since then the ...

Metro New York, by Chester Soria. A coalition of environmental advocates and neighborhood groups want Mayor Bill de Blasio to rethink the city’s trash collection policies, arguing that only 40 percent of the garbage collected from private business is actually recycled or composted. Members of the “Transform, Don’t Trash NYC” campaign launched on Wednesday want the mayor to completely restructure what private waste collectors do ...

City Limits, NYLPI. New Campaign Exposes Dirty and Dangerous Commercial Waste System With the renewal of the City’s sustainability plan, PlaNYC, expected later this month, advocates are urging the administration to include a waste reduction goal in PlaNYC. To mark the first day of Earth Month, the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition launched a new video, website and online campaign to ...

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WFUV, . Ask most New Yorkers if they’ve been woken up by the sound of trucks collecting waste in the middle of the night, and you’d likely hear a resounding “yes!” Gavin Kearney with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest’s part of a coalition called Transform Don’t Trash NYC. He says the city’s current “open” commercial ...

Gotham Gazette, By Tarry Hum. On a recent Sunday afternoon, an impressive array of leaders from Sunset Park’s tenant advocacy, environmental justice, small business, and community-based institutions, and their citywide allies gathered to announce their participation in a coalition to monitor and raise concerns about Jamestown Properties’ $1 billion dollar redevelopment and rezoning proposal for Industry City. Of key concern is the incongruity of the ...

Socialist Worker, Sandy Boyer. New York City activist and WBAI radio co-host Sandy Boyer exposes a $1 billion-a-year real estate racket–and asks why Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to end it. THE SWANKIEST, most expensive condominium building in Manhattan is called One57. Its six-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot duplex penthouse, 1,000 feet above 57th Street overlooking Central Park, recently sold for an unprecedented $100.5 million. And best ...

City Limits, Sondra Youdelman. Albany, NY (March 16th, 2015) - Hundreds of NYCHA residents and advocates rallied Monday with elected officials, including State Senators Jeffrey Klein, Diane Savino, Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Keith Wright and New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, to demand state funding for public housing after years of neglect and disinvestment. Public housing residents and members from Community Voices Heard Power Inc. (...

Gothamist, Steven Wishnia. “Subsidize our house, not the penthouse!” protesters chanted last month outside One57, the luxury skyscraper that's the second-tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere and the most expensive in New York. “We’re basically subsidizing luxury buildings and giving away money to developers who can afford to build,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell, coordinator of the Real Affordability for All campaign, who ...