City Excludes Parts Of Chinatown From Small Business Pandemic Loans

By Sydney Pereira, Gothamist. -

A city pandemic loan program intended to help out small businesses in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color has left out a swath of Manhattan's Chinatown. In late November, the [...]

NYC Will Prohibit Major Fast Food Employers From Firing Workers Without ‘Just Cause’

By Sydney Pereira, The Gothamist. -

NYC fast food workers would get increased protections under two bills that passed in the City Council on Thursday. The two bills would increase protections for workers at large fast food [...]

NYC Drivers Cooperative Aims To Smash Uber’s Exploitative Model

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Ken Lewis grew up on the island of Grena­da, and wit­nessed the pro­gres­sive after­math of its 1979 rev­o­lu­tion. ​“I remem­ber the pow­er of coop­er­a­tives, peo­ple get­ting land, turn­ing [...]

Tenants Take On The ‘City’s Worst Landlord’ With Rent Strike

By Caroline Spivak, Curbed. -

Standing outside the four-story brick apartment building in Crown Heights she calls home, Jemiah Johnson took her turn with the black megaphone. “This building is literally killing us!” the [...]

Food Insecurity In NYC Rises Precipitously

By Sophia Chang, Gothamist. -

Food pantries in NYC are struggling to keep up with a dramatic increase in demand for assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has inflamed the already desperate situation faced by many [...]

Israel Lobby Spreads More Lies About Palestine Groups At NYU

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada. -

New York University has agreed to settle with the US Department of Education over allegations that the university had not appropriately responded to claims of anti-Semitism. Two [...]

The NYPD Unleashes Its Most Brutal Cops On Protesters

By Ali Winston, Black Agenda Report. -

This summer in New York City was defined by protests. The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer drew hundreds of thousands into the streets in late May and early June, [...]

Way Down In The Hole: Pipeline Lockdown

By Kevin Duggan, Brooklyn Paper. -

Police arrested four protesters who locked themselves to a controversial National Grid fracked gas pipeline construction site in Williamsburg on Thursday morning. Two environmental advocates [...]

Fracked Gas Pipeline In Brooklyn Continues

By Jessy Edwards, BK Reader. -

New York City - Fracked gas could soon be running through a new pipeline near you, despite rising calls for construction on the North Brooklyn Pipeline to be halted immediately. National Grid [...]

Staff Refuse To Enter Unsafe School Building

By District 75 P352X Special Education Staff, Popular Resistance. -

Bronx, NY - The special education staff of P352X, composed of five different sites (buildings), will be coordinating a refusal to enter unsafe buildings. We have not received inspection reports [...]

Racialized Austerity: The Case Of CUNY

By Michael Fabricant and Steve Brier, Gotham Gazette. -

In the aftermath of the covid outbreak and in a moment of Black Lives Matter national organizing in response to police brutality the issue of racial justice has lit up cities and towns across the [...]

New York City’s Newest Neighborhood: Abolition Park

By Amba Guerguerian, The Indypendent. -

At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall Park lies in a cold-stone land where law and order rule. The area is defined by French Renaissance-style courthouses and municipal buildings. The [...]

New York City: Protest Leader Targeted In Police Raid

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

The failed NYPD raid that brought riot cops, police dogs and helicopters to a prominent Black Lives Matter activist's home on Friday was sparked by his alleged crime of shouting into an officer's [...]

As New York Eviction Moratorium Ends, Tension Escalates

By Popular Resistance. -

Dozens of New Yorkers marched through the streets of Brooklyn Wednesday morning before entering two landlord attorney firms buildings and Brooklyn Borough Hall calling for a ban on evictions and [...]

Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19

By James Ives, News Medical. -

Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons [...]