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Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Call for Policing Reform

New York, NY – Over the last several days, Black Americans – and communities of color throughout New York State and the nation – have been emotionally exhausted by the consistent dehumanization of our people.In New York City, we witnessed...

Community Calvary El Calvario Comunitario

The Bronx Community Relief Effort is Launched to Address Immediate Needs of Bronx Residents during COVID-19

Michael Blake's 15-Part Coronavirus Response Plan

--Federal Policy--1. Create $100 Billion Fund to Protect Working Families and Stimulate Job CreationBlake is calling for providing $3,000 rebate checks to individuals - plus $500 for each child - for those making up to $75,000 per year (or for married...

Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching in the Bronx

Assembly Member Blake joins NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and other Bronx elected leaders to announce the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launch in the Bronx at the Children's Aid Society, the organization chosen to administer the $1.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in the South Bronx break cycles of poverty. The programs funded through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative include...

Speaker Heastie Announces Working Group to Examine Mitchell-Lama Housing Developments

Statement Regarding the Passage of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

“The passage and signing of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 marks a milestone for tenants of The Bronx and across New York State. I thank the advocates, Speaker Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Housing...

Statement on Memorial Day

"Today, we celebrate Memorial Day and remember our fellow Americans who lost their lives in service to our country. We thank our service members and their families for the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and democracy. We must honor our sheroes...

A Statement on NYCHA's Unaccounted $3 Million of Expenses

"It is outrageous that Bronxites and New Yorkers are living in public housing with rats in their homes, lead paint, lack hot water and have an abundance of mold, meanwhile, the monitor responsible for fixing this mess received a high-priced contract and...

A Statement on the 65th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision

"The landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court opened up the doors of opportunity in education for people of color by ruling that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Yet, it took the courage and perseverance of...
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