ICE Raids Detain Bushwick, Elmhurst and Staten Island Residents: Advocates – Bushwick – DNAinfo New York

NEW YORK — Immigration officials arrested 41 undocumented people last week in the New York City area, 38 of whom had criminal convictions, including residents from the North Shore of Staten Island, Bushwick and Elmhurst, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and advocates. The raids were part of “routine, daily targeted operations to arrest criminal aliens and […]

Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable – WNYC News – WNYC

.flag Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable Listen 5 min Queue   <iframe frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” height=”130″ width=”100%” src=”https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/736719/&share=1″></iframe> .panel-body .panel .dropdown-body .dropdown .btn-group .btn-group .l-split .l-bgimg NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivering his State of the City Address, Feb. 13, 2017 (NYC Mayor’s Office / flickr) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

Something in the Airbnb: hosts anxious as New York begins crackdown | Technology | The Guardian

A war of words between Airbnb and New York, its largest market, has escalated with the first fine issued by the city in what is expected to be a crackdown on “hosts”. Tatiana Cames, a host who advertised “shabby chic” apartments in Brooklyn to tourists and business travelers, was fined $5,000. Penalties will escalate if […]

The Bodega Strike Against Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration – The New Yorker

Hide CM floating unit Thousands of Yemeni-Americans perform evening prayers as part of a Brooklyn protest against Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban.CreditPhotograph by Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency / Getty Barrier Status: ‘none’ On Thursday, thousands of Yemeni-Americans turned out at a rally in Brooklyn, outside Borough Hall, to protest President Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban. […]

1,000 bodegas are going on strike tomorrow to protest Trump

Stock up on BECs, toilet paper and Goya products while you can because Yemeni bodega workers across the city are going on strike tomorrow to protest Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Buzzfeed reports from 12-8pm tomorrow, an estimated 1,000 Yemeni-owned (yeah, that’s how many just Yemeni bodegas there are in New York City) stores citywide will shut down to show […]