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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

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 490 comments

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

Crime Victim Services – Are you a victim of a crime?

Crime Victim Services – Are you a victim of a crime?

June 21, 2013 at 10:58 am 452 comments

I run a victim assistance compensation program called “Crime Victim Services” at Stein Senior Center which helps people who are innocent victims of crime. My program is funded by the New York State Office of Victim Services. My program is absolutely free of charge and is able to assist minors,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 0 comments

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 1 comment

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

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

Call to Action: United to End Homelessness Needs You

May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm 5 comments

Thank you to Soheil Rezayazdi of United to End Homelessness for this guest blog post. A new coalition has formed to help curb New York City’s homelessness crisis. The group, United to End Homelessness, is spearheaded by advocates, faith leaders, and homeless men and women. This nonpartisan coalition aims toRead More

Attention: Sandy Evacuees with DHS Hotel Benefits

Attention: Sandy Evacuees with DHS Hotel Benefits

May 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

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