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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City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Council Member Robert Holden to check out the proposed shelter site on Cooper Ave. in Glendale. Photo courtesy of Robert Holden.

Holden Hunkers Down For Round Two of Shelter Fight

A proposed shelter site in Glendale gives literal meaning to the term “warehousing” the homeless and, for the second time in five years, Council Member Robert Holden is gearing up to fight it.

The Department of Homeless Services has proposed converting a vacant factory and warehouse at 78-16 Cooper Avenue into a shelter for homeless men.

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