Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Mass Mob Comes To New York City

Friday, June 06, 2014

Borrowing from a flash mob handbook, Catholics are gathering on a Sunday at a church of their choice to reinvigorate it. The Mass Mob movement began last year in Buffalo and has spread to other parts of the country, and now to New York City.


City's Push for Municipal IDs Faces Challenges

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The city is struggling to keep municipal ids from becoming a scarlet letter pointing to illegal immigrants.

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Tenant 'Blacklists' Make It Difficult to Rent

Wednesday, May 07, 2014


As if finding an apartment isn't hard enough, landlords use blacklists based on data sold by the court system to screen out tenants who've appeared in Housing Court.

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Broad Support For Municipal IDs During First City Council Hearing

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The City Council on Wednesday held its first hearing on the proposed bill to create municipal identification cards, addressing issues ranging from ensuring the card had a broad appeal, to fraud prevention.

“Obviously with the implementation of any sort of new ID there’s going to be immediate concerns regarding ...


Rent Subsidies to Return for the Homeless

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Today there are 13,000 homeless families living in the shelter system — will subsidies help?

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Record Deportations Put Pressure on Obama

Thursday, April 03, 2014


The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat. 

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In City's Job Growth, Faces of the Working Poor

Monday, March 17, 2014


The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.

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Car Wash Workers to be Compensated for Lost Wages

Thursday, March 06, 2014

A thousand city car wash workers cheated out of their wages will get their money back.

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De Blasio Adds a Strong Social Advocate to His Administration

Friday, February 28, 2014


Mayor Bill de Blasio added one of the city's most aggressive social-service advocates to his administration, one of three appointments announced Friday.


Homeless Hope for Better Days With New Mayor

Friday, February 14, 2014

The number of homeless people in New York is higher than it’s been since the 1970s. But with the new Mayor in office, many who live in the shelters and their advocates say they see better days ahead.


What de Blasio's ID Cards Could Accomplish

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In New York City, immigrants have access to many services even if they don't have legal status. But advocates say Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the city will issue municipal ID cards is important.

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How the Farm Bill Will Affect New Yorkers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

After two years of delays, Congress is poised to vote on a nearly 1,000-page Farm Bill this week. The bill, which must be renewed every five years, would restore cuts to farm and nutrition programs, while slashing nearly $9 billion from food stamps over 10 years.

The new bill will ...


Volunteers Take to the Streets for City's Annual Homeless Tally

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thousands of volunteers spanned across the five boroughs to conduct the city's annual count of homeless people living on the streets, starting Monday night.

Three thousand volunteers canvassed parks, subways and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living without shelter. The city says this annual survey allows ...


More Food Stamp Cuts Could Be On the Way

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A push to eliminate the so-called 'heat-and-eat' loophole could further reduce food stamp benefits.


A Day After Funeral, a Push for 'Avonte's Law'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A day after the funeral for missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, Senator Chuck Schumer is sponsoring a bill to allocate $10 million in federal funds to make tracking devices available for people with autism.


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Bloomberg To Advocate for Immigration Reform

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg is participating on Friday in his first major policy event since leaving office, urging lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to pass immigration reform.


Chirlane McCray Speaks Up For Immigration Reform

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, spoke out in favor of reforming the country’s immigration laws at a town hall forum on black immigration in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening.

McCray, whose grandparents emigrated from Barbados, said current laws are “severe” and affect black immigrants disproportionately.

“Black immigrants are ...


More New Yorkers Turning To Food Pantries

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A household of three lost $29 on average in monthly food stamps when a temporary benefit from the federal stimulus expired in November. The Food Bank for New York City says this led to an increase in visitors at 85 percent of the city's food pantries and soup kitchens compared to the previous November.

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Remains Are Autistic Teen's; Family to Sue City

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.

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Hoboken Residents Differ On Mayor's Allegations Against Christie Administration

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hoboken residents on Sunday were reflecting on the surprising revelations from their Mayor, Dawn Zimmer, who accused members of the Christie Administration of pressuring her to sign off on a redevelopment deal in exchange for Sandy aid.

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