City prepares to offer free tax services

As tax season begins, tax companies are once again targeting low-income filers with the so-called convenience of refund anticipation loans.

PHOTOS: NYC celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

New Yorkers celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service and activism.

Harlem-based interior designer making strides in Harlem

Nicole Gibbons, an African-American interior designer and TV personality, is the interior designer for Enclave at the Cathedral, the new 15-story, 430-unit rental complex in Harlem, N.Y.

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka signs innovative five-year tax abatement

At a recent Newark City Hall ceremony, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka signed a municipal ordinance that will spur development by freezing taxes until 2020 for multiple dwellings and commercial and industrial redevelopment projects.

Lurie Daniel Favors named general counsel for Center for Law and Social Justice

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College of the City of New York names Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. as its general counsel.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and state courts announce Project Fast Track

Mayor de Blasio and the state courts this week announced Project Fast Track, a strategy to reduce gun violence in New York City through a targeted, system-wide focus on the limited number of individuals responsible for most gun violence.

Jesse Jackson hosts 19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb. 16 through Feb. 18, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

Investigation continues in alleged Brownsville rape

There is a mood in Brownsville that something untoward happened in Osborn Park two weeks ago.

Mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police honor Gov. Cuomo at NAN

he mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police presented a plaque to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Settlement reached in Barneys 'shop-and-frisk' case

Reports indicate that Barneys has agreed to pay a settlement to a Black man who accused the luxury retailer of racially profiling him.

Former Rikers officers sentenced for roles in attack on inmate

Two Rikers Island correction officers are behind bars in connection with the assault on an inmate that caused the man to permanently lose the sight in one eye.

Senator Kevin Parker celebrates King holiday with free community concert

State Senator Kevin Parker hosts his 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert at Brooklyn College.

Suspects in alleged Brooklyn gang rape released

Reports indicate that the five suspects accused of raping a woman in Brownsville, Brooklyn have been released by order of a judge.

BP Adams honors station agent hero

Yesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams paid tribute to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker who rescued a woman on the subway tracks at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights.

MLK Jr. birthday brings about ‘Peace Week’

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this Friday coincides with a week’s worth of activities and workshops in New York designed to “keep the peace.”