The vote was also applauded by commissioner of NYC Immigrant Affairs, Bitta Mostofi, who stated: ‘At a time when the federal government is engaged in divisive policies and racist rhetoric, we are proud to have worked within the administration with the council to show that there is a better way, one that recognizes the humanity of New Yorkers.’ … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
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He also had a message for protesters. “If you are angry with the government, if you are angry with the elected leaders, direct that anger to all of us, because if we haven’t done enough, we are the ones who should be held responsible," he said. “But the police officer in front of you is a working man or woman just trying to do their job.” … [Read more...] about Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest
Patel decided that she would end up in the city one way or another. Now 24 with a new public relations job, Patel lives in Washington, D.C. But in two weeks, she’ll pack up her apartment and head to central New Jersey, where she’ll stay with her brother until finding her own place on Manhattan’s East Side. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
“We’re not looking to make a fight with the governor or with the mayor, but we’re just saying this needs to be fair,” she said. “Ten people can get together in a park, ten people can gather together in other situations, why can’t I allow one person in my store?” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early
According to the New York Post, approximately 200 people were arrested late Friday and early Saturday in protests in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were in response to the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis. Video taken at the scene showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man's neck before he died. … [Read more...] about De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City