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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Thursday, September 7, 2017Contact: Jake Sporn // 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.govNew York, NY - Today, City Council Member Mark Levine was joined by several members from the Bus Turnaround Coalition, at a bus stop in Upper Manhattan to speak about New York City’s other transit crisis -- the...

By Henry Grabar As the Trump era drags on, the hope that cities would be bastions of resistance has melted into air. In some cases, cities don’t have the authority to serve as an effective bulwark against Republican control of statehouses and Washington, and against federal agencies like ICE. In others, they...

By Amanda Tukaj The New York City Council passed a bill on Thursday to guarantee free legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction in housing court. The bill codifies an agreement, announced in February this year, between the Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to fully fund anti-eviction legal services in the...

By Shibani Gokhale The New York City Council's decision to offer free counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction is being applauded by legal service providers and the New York City Bar Association, which praised passage of the "historic legislation." The city council on July 20 approved the "Right to Counsel in...

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