Council Member I. Daneek Miller (pink shirt) and Council Speaker Corey Johnson (blue tie) participate in a prayer at the Islamic Circle of North America in Jamaica. // Photo courtesy of I. Daneek Miller

As Hate Crimes Surge, Miller Announces $250K to Support Muslim Community

Last Friday, Council Member I. Daneek Miller joined Council Speaker Corey Johnson to announce a $250,000 commitment to local Muslim organizations, in conjunction with the New York Immigration Coalition.

The money is part of the city’s commitment to establishing a Muslim Empowerment Initiative.  

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The Queens House of Detention sits vacant but will factor into the city's plan to close Rikers // nyc.gov

Queens House of Detention Set to Re-Open As Rikers Closes

The vacant Queens House of Detention is one step closer to re-opening as a key component of the city’s plan to shutter Rikers Island.

On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the four proposed borough-based sites to replace Rikers. The Queens jail will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue, the site of the vacant House of Detention, which closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2002.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the four proposed borough-based sites to replace Rikers.

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