Printer Friendly Email a Friend Translate This Page
Text Size: A A A
 
   
   
   



What's Happening

2012 October - December
Commission’s Equal Access Director Surveys Morningside Heights Buildings 12-19-12 Commission’s Equal Access Director Surveys Morningside Heights Buildings, 12-19-12 
The Commission’s Equal Access Director Ted Finkelstein measured door pressure as well as steps for possible ramps at several Morningside Heights buildings where the Commission had received discrimination complaints based on disability.
View the photos 
 
Commission Continues Taking Complaints In Field Offices Post Sandy 12-17-12 Commission Continues Taking Complaints In Field Offices Post Sandy, 12-17-12
Following Hurricane Sandy in late October and the temporary closure of the Commission’s main office in Lower Manhattan, Commission staff attorneys continued conducting Intakes and filing complaints out of the Commission’s offices in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
 
Commission Works With Harvey Milk HS Students on PSAs 11-28-12 

Commission Works With Harvey Milk HS Students on PSAs, 11-28-12
Commission Human Rights Specialists Esmeralda Gaton and Audrey Wang worked with LGBT students from Harvey Milk High School and the LAMP to produce Public Service Announcements on discrimination. When finished, the PSAs will be posted on the Commission’s website and used in community presentations.
View the photos 

 
Successful 'One City' Campaign Hits City Subways 11-12-12 

Successful ‘One City’ Campaign Hits City Subways, 11-12-12
The Commission’s From Many Countries, One City hit the City subways for a month where an estimated 25 million riders saw the posters. The posters celebrate the City’s rich diversity. The subways were the latest location in a successful public awareness campaign the Commission has run since 2005 at bus shelters, phone kiosks, NYC Sanitation trucks, schools, offices, and businesses.
View the photos 

 
Commission Attorneys Begin Filing Complaints From Field Offices 10-30-12 

Commission Attorneys Begin Filing Complaints From Field Offices, 10-30-12
Two days after Hurricane Sandy struck NYC, temporarily closing the Commission’s main office in Lower Manhattan, Commission staff attorneys began Intakes – interviewing complainants and filing discrimination complaints – from its offices in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

 
Commission’s Lower Manhattan Staff Report to Field Offices After Storm 10-30-12 

Commission’s Lower Manhattan Staff Report to Field Offices After Storm, 10-30-12
Following the temporary closure of the Commission’s main office in Lower Manhattan due to storm-related issues, staff members worked out of the Commission’s borough-based offices, many bringing their own laptops.
View the photos 

 
Commission Participates in National Disability Mentoring Day 10-17-12 Commission Participates in National Disability Mentoring Day, 10-17-12
As part of National Disability Mentoring Day, Jazmin Ruiz spent a day with various Commission staff members learning about the work of the Commission and the services it provides.
 
Commission Gives Info on Hiring Qualified People With Criminal Records 10-19-12 Commission Gives Info on Hiring Qualified People With Criminal Records, 10-19-12
Commission Assistant General Counsel Rudy Pyatt informed EEO and City agency personnel officers of the protections individuals with arrest and/or conviction records have under the NYC Human Rights Law. NYC Citywide Administrative Services hosted a forum entitled Impacting Your Mission: Ensuring that Qualified Applicants With Criminal Records Can Fairly Compete for Employment.
 
Commission Takes Part in Forum for Homeowners 10-02-12 

Commission Takes Part in Forum for Homeowners, 10-02-12
Director of the Commission’s Queens Community Service Center Katie Bracken (right) talks to homeowners following a housing rights forum sponsored by the NYC Housing Preservation & Development, Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr., and the Astoria Civic Association.