Press

Marni’s Community Activism in the Media:

2020

Voter Disenfranchisement in Chelsea? WBAI talks to 2021 Candidate for City Council Marni Halasa and NYCHA Senior who experienced a 10-hour wait to vote after asking for a complete ballot for the Democratic Congressional and State Senate Primary June 23rd, 2020 (begins at 22:45)

City Hall Protesters Call on Mayor DeBlasio to Defund The NYPD, NBC New York, “The people wan’t real change and they are not going to take ‘No’ for an answer.”

As Protests Hit Day 10 in NYC, What’s Been Accomplished, PIX11

“This Is A Revolution,” Levanguardia

Ongoing Saga of NYS Unemployment Disaster Puts New Yorkers in Precarious State, New York Daily News

Marni’s Relationship in the Community through Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, Coaching Elliott Chelsea Nycha Kids How to Skate, Westview News

2019

Freeze Store Evictions Until SBJSA is OK’d, The Villager, AM New York

Blame Corey: Johnson Jeered For Sitting On Small Business Jobs Survival Act As NYC Shops Go Bust, Labor Press

No Amnesty for Tenants NOT on lease in NYCHA developments under Mayor’s RAD Plan of Privatization, New York Daily News

NYCHA residents pack Town Hall in Chelsea, PIX11

Fulton Houses Fearful Over RADical Plan, The Villager & AM New York

Give Us a Break: Moms & Pops to City! The Villager & AM New York

High Eviction Rates for Small Merchants Continues to Plague New York City: After Years of Inaction, Advocates Call on City Council to Pass Survival Act/SBJSA, Epoch Times

CCLUNY and Fulton Tenants Protest CB4 for Approving Sale of Air Rights and Infill, Ignoring Tenant Demands to Keep Public Housing Public and to Refuse All Privatization

Fulton Houses Tenants March to City Hall to Protest Demolition of Their Homes, City Limits

New City Council Small Business Bills Don’t Address the Closings, CCLUNY Flyer Campaign Blames Speaker Corey Johnson for Do-Nothing Legislation, The Villager & AM New York

2018

New York’s Small Businesses See a Glimmer of Hope Against Rising Rents, City Lab

What Can NYC Do to Stop Small Businesses From Dying Out? The Gothamist

CM Gjonaj Rallies for Small Business but Sidesteps the SBJSA, the Real Solution for the Small Business Crisis, The Villager

The SBJSA had its hearing — What’s Next? The Indypendent

Will The City Council Finally Pass The Small Business Jobs Survival Act? The Indypendent

A Call for Action: Small Business Rally at City Hall, Bronx Times

Sky Rink All Stars, Chelsea Piers Skating Troupe, Wins Silver Medal at National Skating Competition, Metro Parents

Want to Have Influence in Politics: Take Charge and Run for Office, Metro New York

The Phenon that is Cynthia Nixon, Metro New York 

2017

New York’s Large Party of Third Parties, Politico

On Housing, We Need a Mitchell Lama, Chelsea Now, The Villager & AM New York

The Race in District 3: Small Business Strategies, Opinion by Marni Halasa

Halloween Parade NYC 2017: Angel of Justice Strikes Down King Trump, Yahoo News, Number 1 Photo of the Parade

Protesters Can Make an Impact and Have Fun Too: 3-Time Mermaid Parade Champion Throws Her Fin into City Council Contest, Q & A with Marni Halasa, Candiddate for City Council in 2017, The Villager

More Teenagers Choosing Summer Studies Than Jobs, USA TODAY

Show Us Your Taxes Trump! Thousands Rally to Demand Trump Release Tax Returns, Reuters

2016 and beyond:

A Tale of Two Cities: DeBasio Inauguration Sets the Tone for Mayoralty, New York Daily News

Props & Agit Prop: NYT Character Study: Marni Halasa, The Journey of an Unpaid Professional Protester, Mad as Hell at a System Rigged Against Ordinary People, New York Times

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