Elements of the Bronx Bench Workout, as demonstrated by Ana de la Cruz and Angel Lopez.  (Lizzie Ford-Madrid)

Make a Park Bench Your Gym This Spring

May 9, 2016

This post originally appears on City Limits.  The forecast for tomorrow calls for mid-70s and sunny. It’s time to put away the heavy fleece—and the excuses for not toning up a bit for the summer months. Forget that the gym is too expensive or that the hours are inconvenient orRead More

Fight For $15

Fight For $15

April 28, 2016

The fight for $15 will be resolved! On April 4th, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. This historic legislation will raise the minimum wage across New York State. Meanwhile, there are over 300 cities rallyingRead More

Protecting Your Voting Rights!

Protecting Your Voting Rights!

April 18, 2016

Across the nation voting is on everyone’s mind. In New York, the Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. If you need help finding your polling site click here. Do you know what your rights are as a registeredRead More

Are You Paying Too Much Rent? What You Need to Know About Rent Limits

Are You Paying Too Much Rent? What You Need to Know About Rent Limits

April 25, 2016

This article originally appears on Pro Publica’s “The Rent Racket.“ Update, Nov. 11, 2015: This story has been updated to include additional questions and answers. Q. Is there a limit on rent increases for my apartment? A. You can punch your address into the search page maintained by the state’sRead More

Fight For $15

Fight For $15

April 28, 2016

The fight for $15 will be resolved! On April 4th, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. This historic legislation will raise the minimum wage across New York State. Meanwhile, there are over 300 cities rallyingRead More

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

May 16, 2016

What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court? Learn what to expect at your hearing in New York City Immigration Court and connect with legal service providers who may be able to assist with your case. Use this resource. Below is a video produced to guide children who are placedRead More

Mid February Immigration Clinic

Mid February Immigration Clinic

February 9, 2016

An immigration clinic is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday February 27th, 2016. It will take place at Public School 24, 427 38th street Brooklyn, NY 11232. Legal consultations will be provided by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) at no cost.  You can expect to learn about: Information about ICERead More

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

November 1, 2015

Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer launched a series of workshops and forums in early fall 2015, Access Manhattan: Services for Stronger Communities. They have held a number of events since October that will continue through December. On November 4th, there will be a Medicaid/Medicare workshop held at her office, 431 WestRead More

Homelessness Town Hall

Homelessness Town Hall

January 4, 2016

    Photo credit: Hernan Piñera via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA Homelessness has been a hot topic in the media lately. Council Members Rosie Mendez and Dan Garodnick host a town hall meeting on the subject in Manhattan. Join neighbors, community organizations, and local elected officials to discuss homelessness onRead More

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