Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Statement On The Closing of Rikers Island And More (Video)

Here are the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito words: If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next generation of Harlem Youth. Thank you. __________ A year Continue Reading →

Rikers Inmates Prepared Turkey Dinners For Needy From Harlem To Mid-Town

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, NYC Department of Correction Officers, staff, inmates and chefs from the Department of Education who taught the inmates food preparation at two jails on Rikers Island Continue Reading →

Columbia Students And Rikers Inmates Create A Bot

Not long ago, a team from Harlem’s Columbia University set out to build an automated Twitter bot in a place with no Internet access—part of a 12-hour class for people Continue Reading →

Harlem Ex-Rikers Guard, Served Time For Drugs And ‘Copstitute’

A disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues Continue Reading →

How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers

By Michael McQuillan and Michael Kosciol If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next generation of Harlem Youth. Thank you. __________ The March for Our Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s “Getting Out And Staying Out” Marks Record Fundraising Year (Photographs)

Last Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, an evening at a gala hosted by CNN’s John Berman at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, post-Rikers reentry nonprofit Harlem’s Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) celebrated a record Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Program For Incarcerated Women From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray today announced a groundbreaking pilot program designed to allow mothers currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next generation of Harlem Youth. Thank you. __________ Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an Continue Reading →

Prison Reentry Nonprofit GOSO Showcases Talents With John Leguizamo At The Apollo

Successful NYC post-prison reentry nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, hosted an exciting showcase of talent from among the program’s ranks at the legendary Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Gabrielle Fialkoff Announce $400M Raised To Address Inequality

Today, Mayor de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to Mayor de Blasio and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced that over $400 million has been raised in private Continue Reading →

NY State Certifies 17 NYC Health + Hospitals Sites As Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that 17 of its sites are now certified Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs. If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next Continue Reading →

A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors: If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next generation of Harlem Youth. Thank you. __________ I hope you all are having a great Continue Reading →

One Of The Cities Worst Landlords Who Pushed Out Harlem Tenants Gets Out Of Jail

His atonement is on hold. Notorious landlord Steve Croman will stay out of jail until after the High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah Wednesday night, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jill Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Others On “Women And The Future of New York Politics” Panel

Despite New York’s reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate Continue Reading →

Turnstile Jumpers Will No Longer Be Arrested From Harlem To Hollis

If you care, help Harlem World Cares, celebrate, educate and inspire the next generation of Harlem Youth. Thank you. __________ Thousands of low-level crimes like turnstile jumping will no longer Continue Reading →