Tag Archives: Housing Works

NEW YORK CITY: Banksy Painting Raises $615K For AIDS Thrift Shop

The painting that Banksy donated to Housing Works has sold at auction for $615,000. What an amazing windfall for them.

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Banksy Donates Piece To AIDS Thrift Shop

Two weeks ago an “unknown person” paid $50 for a rather mundane landscape painting on sale in the East 23rd Street location of Housing Works, the NYC chain of thrift shops that benefits people with AIDS and the homeless. Today the painting “mysteriously” reappeared in the store’s window with the addition of a seated Nazi soldier. Banksy calls the piece: ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Thirteen “Robin Hoods” Arrested In World AIDS Day Protest

[Photo Credit: Julie Turkewitz] Thirteen AIDS activists were arrested in downtown Manhattan today in a joint protest organized by Housing Works, Occupy Wall Street, and others. Among their demands is the institution of an unprecedented tax on millionaires with the revenue specifically directed to fight HIV/AIDS. Via press release: In the tradition of the working-class hero of Sherwood Forest, the ...

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HIV Hysteria From The NY Post

The reliably yellow journalists at the New York Post have outraged AIDS activists with a front-page claim that the hotel maid at the center of an rape scandal lives in subsidized public housing for HIV patients. The Post darkly warns that alleged rapist and International Monetary Fund head Dominque Strauss-Kahn now “has more to worry about” than a lengthy prison ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Nine Arrested At Bloomberg AIDS Housing Protest

Nine people were arrested this morning outside of a breakfast meeting hosted by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a protest about the exclusion of indigent AIDS patients from a state housing program that caps the rent of ill people on public assistance at 30% of their income. More photos from the protest are here. Video is here. At Bloomberg’s urging, ...

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NYC: Openly Gay State Sen. Tom Duane Among Those Arrested At AIDS Protest

Openly gay and openly HIV+ New York state Sen. Tom Duane was arrested along with several other AIDS activists in a protest at City Hall tonight. The act of civil disobedience was meant to draw attention to a housing bill that was vetoed by the governor earlier this year. The bill would insure that poor people living with HIV/ AIDS ...

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NEW YORK: AIDS Activists Protest Gov. Paterson Over Housing Bill Veto

AIDS activists protested outside the Manhattan office of Gov. David Paterson today over his reneging on a pledge to support a bill that would cap the rents of people with AIDS at 30% of their income. Via press release from Housing Works: Paterson had agreed to sign the 30 percent rent cap bill in both 2009 and 2010, but went ...

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Obama Unveils New AIDS Strategy

This afternoon President Obama unveiled a new strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS, saying that he hopes to cut the number of annual new infections 25% by 2015. The new plan includes a meager $30M in additional federal funding In addition to slashing the infection rate, the strategy calls for increasing patients’ access to care so that 85 percent of those infected ...

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NYC: Eight Activists Arrested At Massive Protest Over Obama’s AIDS Funding

Eight AIDS activist were arrested in Manhattan late Wednesday night in a massive protest outside a $15K-a-plate Democratic fundraiser featuring an appearance by President Obama. Housing Works has the story: In addition to those arrested, 500 protesters from around the world chanted and marched holding signs reading “No More AIDS Lies! Treat People Now!” and carrying body bags. “While they ...

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TOMORROW: Coalition Protest Against Bloomberg’s HIV/AIDS Budget Cuts

Over 40 groups will protest tomorrow at the office of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg over massive cuts to the city’s HIV/AIDS budget. Via press release: What: Protest against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed FY 2010-2011 budget cuts, followed by a press conference on City Hall stepsWho: 200 protestors from 40 diverse groups, including Housing Works, the People’s Budget Coalition, the New York ...

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Housing Works: NYC Relief Agencies Assist Haiti’s HIV-Positives

Housing Works CEO Charles King is in Haiti coordinating relief efforts for the country’s HIV-positive residents, many of whom are now cut off from their HAART medications. I recommend following King’s blogging from the scene. About 5 o’clock yesterday evening, Edner and I left the compound where we are storing the supplies in order to to rent a vehicle to ...

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How To Help Poz Haitians

Many of Haiti’s estimated 200,000 HIV-positive residents are now cut off from their critical HAART medications. NYC’s AID For AIDS, a group that sends unused or unneeded HIV meds overseas, tells us how to help, because individuals cannot send drugs directly there. And people can send medications directly to you in New York?If they’re in the New York City area, ...

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AIDS Activists Arrested In Demonstration At NYC’s Gracie Mansion

Ten AIDS activists have been arrested at NYC’s Gracie Mansion at a protest over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent $6M cut to the city’s HIV/AIDS budget. Via press release from Housing Works: To expose the hypocrisy of Mayor Bloomberg’s Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast at Gracie Mansion, ten Housing Works’ protesters, including President and CEO Charles King, staged a sit-in at ...

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