New Law protects New Yorkers from eviction for unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 crisis

The Tenant Safe Harbor Act—sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz—was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (S.8192B (Hoylman)/A.10290B (Dinowitz)) provides protection from eviction for renters who have … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program will engage teens in a series of … Read More

Despite weeks of protest in NYC only nine council members voted for more cuts to NYPD budget

NYC’s FY21 budget was voted on June 30 and despite several weeks of protest around the country and in New York City calling for defunding the Police, only nine council members among 51 wanted more cuts to the 6 billion … Read More

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to prevent budget execution during final tax warrant process

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams announced that he plans to prevent the execution of the budget during the final tax warrant process, after the City’s FY21 budget did not include an NYPD hiring freeze or a commitment … Read More

Muslim Community Network launches COVID-19 hotline in Soninke, Malinke and French

Photo credit: MH The Muslim Community Network (MCN) has launched a hotline (888-409-0036) for community members who don’t have access to the internet or who cannot fill out necessary forms to access resources and information around COVID-19. The hotline is … Read More

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announces new ways New Yorkers can connect with his office

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announced on June 28, 2020, a new way for New Yorkers to reach out for and be connected to help — the Advocate text line. By texting to 833-933-1NYC or 833-933-1692, New Yorkers can be connected … Read More

Video : François Nzi gives African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid coronavirus crisis

Africa in Harlem invited the founder and executive director of New York Math Academy and Coaching Services Inc., François Nzi, to offer African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid the coronavirus crisis. For more … Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveils second Black Lives Matter mural in New York City

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, along with several City and State officials, unveiled a Black Lives Matter mural on the street along the stretch of Joralemon Street between Adams and Court Streets. Large yellow letters … Read More

Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

New York City’s 8 public beaches will be open for swimming starting July 1

Swimming will be allowed at the city’s eight public beaches starting on July 1. Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is unsafe and strictly prohibited at all other times. City beaches span a … Read More

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