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Decoding Stop & Frisk

Decoding Stop & Frisk

August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Stop and Frisk is a highly controversial policy maintained by the New York Police Department in an effort to combat illegal handguns on the street in New York City. However, less then .2 percent of stops result in the confiscation of an illegal gun. Essentially stop and frisk involves randomRead More

Bank Smartly: Bank product comparison

Bank Smartly: Bank product comparison

July 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

When we buy a car many of us go from dealership to dealership to compare prices and values across cars. When we buy a computer we compare between Apple and various PCs. How many people compare banks and their product offerings?   Often people tend to bank where their employerRead More

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

Immigration Questions? Citizenship? There’s an app with answers…

July 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm 25 comments

Lee en español Citizenship Works, an interactive online naturalization tool, is now available at the iTunes and Android stores. CitizenshipWorks is the only comprehensive app to determine eligibility for naturalization. Created by our consortium member Pro Bono Net and the Immigration Advocates Network as part of  the New Americans Campaign, a national nonpartisan effortRead More

Long Island and Hudson Valley: Sandy Resources Specifically for you

Long Island and Hudson Valley: Sandy Resources Specifically for you

June 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for residents living in Nassau County, Suffolk County and the Hudson Valley. New York Hurricane Sandy: Disaster Recovery Resources This resource included information on how to access services for the entire family (including resources for pets),Read More

Co-op Living Do’s, Don’ts and Watch Out Fors..

Co-op Living Do’s, Don’ts and Watch Out Fors..

June 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm 204 comments

After years of living with parents, followed by dorm living and then roommates, co-ops can often feel like a large scaled version of communal living despite being a shareholder. A strict screening process and stringent rules would tend to make you think that New Yorkers would be averse to cooperativeRead More

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

Sandy DHS Hotel Program Can STAY!!

May 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm 1 comment

Following a recent court decision, Sandy evacuees in the DHS Hotel Program that were at risk of further displacement can now stay in the program while replacement housing is acquired. In April, the city stated that it would be ending the program because most of the families had been ableRead More

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 2 comments

Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistentlyRead More

Attention: Sandy Evacuees with DHS Hotel Benefits

Attention: Sandy Evacuees with DHS Hotel Benefits

May 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

Did the City, a case manager or hotel tell you to leave on April 30? If so, the City has agreed to let you stay until at least May 15 The Legal Aid Society and Weil will  be in court on May 13 to try to get more time YouRead More