2018 Event9

Bronx Residents Sue Notorious Landlord, Demand Administrator be Appointed to Make Repairs

Bronx Residents Sue Notorious Landlord, Demand Administrator be Appointed to Make Repairs

919 Prospect Named Worst Building in the Bronx on PA James’ 2016 Worst Landlords Watchlist

NEW YORK — Today, tenants, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, Congressman José Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblymember Michael Blake, Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association Inc., and the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center announced that tenants of 919 Prospect Avenue will be suing their landlord for a court-appointed administrator to ensure all repairs are made.… Read more...

2018 Event9

TESTIMONY: Jerome Avenue Scoping Session

TESTIMONY:

Jerome Avenue Scoping Session
Bronx Community College
September 29, 2016

Harold DeRienzo, President
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc.

Testimony Focus: The need, and requirement for, a cumulative impact assessment on potential tenant displacement.

A. Basis for a Cumulative Impact Assessment: Under the 1986 Chinese Staff Workers case, when a proposed action is inconsistent with area character and is likely to change neighborhood population patterns and community character, the city is required to consider secondary, as well as cumulative, impacts.… Read more...

2018 Event9

Acceptance Talk

Acceptance Talk

Picture the Homeless “Dancegiving” Gala Event: October 6, 2016

We are living in a time of change. We see it all around us: people rising up to question inequality, institutional racism, and self-righteous, self-sustaining privilege. We see the potential for social progress, but we also see the potential for social regression.… Read more...