Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting.
The arts has been a huge part of the history of Harlem. Today, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation introduced by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo Continue Reading →
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council passed the budget for fiscal Continue Reading →
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Continue Reading →
By Udo Slaters The 7th Annual Tell Every Amazing Lady about About Ovarian Cancer (T.E.A.L.) Walk/Run took place on Saturday, September 12th, at the Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
After more than 60 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, a street sign in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. and First Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1241-A, which requires that public buildings provide diaper changing stations to all New York City parents.
First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced Sisters Thrive, a women-led, family-centered volunteer effort to promote mental health literacy in Black communities.
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series — the first Brooklyn-based festival to showcase films produced, directed and written by women of color — turns 20 year Continue Reading →
The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses.
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and Continue Reading →
The New York City Council today voted to pass Intro 214-B, a landmark bill sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson, that requires the Office of Civil Justice Continue Reading →
The de Blasio administration announced that a City program has helped over 100 Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) win $93.5 million in City contracts, including a record high $28.6 Continue Reading →
The de Blasio Administration today kicked off National Safety Month by announcing the installation of new closed-circuit television cameras at 22 public housing developments, representing an investment of $15 million Continue Reading →
In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history.
Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong Continue Reading →
Mayor de Blasio today signed 12 pieces of legislation on which he previously held a hearing – Intros. 1290-A, 1295-A, 1296-A and 1297-A, in relation to the Percent for Art Continue Reading →
First Lady Chirlane McCray (pictured) and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced the City would be expanding its resources to combat sex trafficking in New York City.
LinkNYC announced today that the world’s largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network has added its millionth user less than a year after publicly launching on the streets from Harlem Continue Reading →
Chancellor Fariña today released the 2015-16 Annual Arts in Schools Report, highlighting a record 11 year-high in the number of certified arts teachers, as well a substantial increase in arts Continue Reading →