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September 14, 2021

New York, NY—Numerous elected officials, candidates running for elected office, community leaders and members of organized labor joined with Democratic-nominee for the City Council seat in District 5, Julie Menin, at Carl Schurz Park on Sunday to officially kick off her general election campaign ...

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New York, NY—No topic was off limits, and there was zero question about which side of politics these three influential women are on. During a frank discussion for Women’s Equality Day Thursday night, iconic feminist Gloria Steinem, famed attorney Gloria Allred and Upper East ...

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New York, NY—More than a year in the making and long-awaited by some, officials flipped the switch on two brand new on-street electric vehicle charging stations next to Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side within the past week—and immediately the five parking spaces reserved for two charging ...

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New York, NY—The New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform released a preliminary report in January 2020 with 10 initial recommendations to make the city’s property tax system “simpler, clearer and fairer.” Back in June, New York City residents were able to contribute their input on ...

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New York, NY—New York’s population increased in the last ten years, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the data, New York’s total population in 2020 is 20,201,249 people, increasing by 823,147 people from 2010, a 4.2 percent change in ...

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New York, NY—Governor-Designate Kathy Hochul held her first public press conference with the media yesterday, saying she will fight like hell for New Yorkers every single day of her administration. Before taking questions from the assembled reporters at the Capitol in Albany, she provided a few ...

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New York, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday announced his resignation effective in 13 days. Local elected officials weighed in with statements explaining that the Governor made the right decision. Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright (D-76) first said that she wanted to thank the brave women who ...

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New York, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo, while denying the allegations against him by 11 women for sexual harassment as revealed last week by State Attorney General Letitia James’s report, today announced that he will resign in 14 days. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will become New York’s 57th ...

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New York, NY—At the recent City Planning Commission hearing, the Blood Center’s Land Use Attorney made the argument to justify the upzoning of a residential zone to a commercial zone so that the Blood Center, with the help of a developer, can build a 334-foot-tall glass tower on the midblock on ...

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New York, NY—Just as he did at the Manhattan Borough President’s hearing on the Blood Center’s application to build a 334-foot glass tower, Paul Selver, the Blood Center’s Land Use Attorney enumerated the reasons why the Blood Center has to build tall in the midblock on East 67th Street between 1st ...

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New York, NY—Tomorrow is a hearing on the New York Blood Center’s proposal to build a 334-foot glass tower at the City Planning Commission, but at a recent hearing held by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, multiple opponents and proponents of the project made the case why the proposed ...

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New York, NY—Multiple speakers took turns speaking in favor or opposition to the New York Blood Center’s proposal to build a 334-foot glass tower in the midblock on East 67th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues during a recent hearing conducted by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, as the ...

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New York, NY—The New York Blood Center’s proposal to build a 334-foot glass tower in the midblock on East 67th is currently going through the Uniform Land Review Procedure. After Community Board 8 voted against the proposal at its meeting on May 25, the proposal is now being reviewed by the ...

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New York, NY—Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright (D-76) hosted a community meeting with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to answer questions from local residents and leaders and to provide an update on important ongoing legislative initiatives ...

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New York, NY—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-12) hosted a rally on Monday outside the 86th Street and 2nd Avenue subway station to show support and endorse the Democratic Council Member-elect for City Council District 5, Julie Menin, who received just over 12,000 votes after six rounds of ...

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New York, NY—A coterie of elected officials, community groups and advocates gathered on Monday at Ruppert Park during a press conference led by Councilman Ben Kallos (D-5), who announced nearly $9 million to renovate Ruppert Park on the Upper East Side. The location of Ruppert Park at East 91st ...

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New York, NY—Julie Menin, the City Council District 5 Democratic nominee, recently convened a small business roundtable to hear directly from a variety of small business owners their concerns and how they endured during the pandemic, as well as discuss her plans for supporting small businesses ...

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New York, NY—Bill Angelos co-founded Eastsiders for Responsible Zoning soon after the New York Blood Center announced plans to build a 334-foot glass tower in the mid-block of East 67th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. On Monday evening he presented testimony during a hearing led by Manhattan ...

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New York, NY—Rana Abdelhamid launched her campaign with the help of Justice Democrats in April to challenge incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-12) to represent New York Congressional 12th District. She recently picked up the endorsement of former gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, who ...

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New York, NY—Standing near the corner of East 55th Street and Madison Avenue, in front of a branch of Wells Fargo, one of the most profitable financial institutions in the country, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) led a press conference with consumer protection advocates to say that she has ...

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New York, NY—U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation in January to expand paid leave for federal employees, but during a remote hearing to discuss the legislation on Friday, a fellow Republican colleague described the expansion as a “perk.” Currently, 2.6 million ...

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New York, NY—As in City Council District 5, a candidate in the City Council District 7 race did not emerge with enough votes to exceed the 50 percent threshold required to win in the first round. However, Shaun Abreu is currently in the lead with 5,400 votes out of 19,741 votes cast, according to ...

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New York, NY—Three iconic Manhattan landmarks—the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal (Pershing Square Viaduct) and One World Trade Center—will be lit red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet in celebration of Pride Month, starting today through Sunday, June 27. Governor Andrew ...

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New York, NY—Ranked Choice Voting made its debut yesterday in citywide elections and here in the race for the City Council seat in District 5 a Democratic winner did not emerge with enough votes to exceed the 50 percent threshold required to win in the first round. However, Julie Menin is currently ...

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New York, NY—Roosevelt Island Day returned after one year of being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s return coincided with the very first day of early voting. We had the opportunity to interview three female candidates who are running to be the next elected leaders in the ...

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New York, NY—The Guardian Angles, candidates running for elected office, NYPD officers and concerned citizens participated in a candlelight vigil yesterday evening in City Hall Park to honor Justin Wallace, a 10-year-old boy killed by gunfire in Far Rockaway, Queens on Saturday, June 5. One of ...

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New York, NY—Assembly Member Dan Quart (D-73) has campaigned for the District Attorney’s office on a platform to reform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration by shifting resources away from the prosecution of low-level offenses to more serious, violent and economic crimes. He also ...

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New York, NY—With one day to go before voters head to the polls for early voting, District 5 City Council Candidates Rebecca Lamorte and Billy Freeland co-endorsed each other, thanks to Rank Choice Voting. With Ranked Choice Voting, voters have the option to rank up to five candidates in order ...

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New York, NY—For six years the co-chairs of the East River Esplanade Task Force, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-12) and Council Member Ben Kallos (D-5) have been trying to secure funds for repairs to a stretch along the East River Esplanade from 81st Street to 90th Street, known as John Finley ...

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New York, NY—There was some good news reported recently that the vacancy rate of small businesses along 2nd Avenue in the Upper East Side had actually dropped during COVID. Still, many businesses throughout the city faced their biggest challenge during the pandemic. The seven candidates running to ...

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