Become A Harlem Community Board Member, Deadline January 29th, 2016, 5 pm EST

east harlem community board1Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Harlem and on Manhattan’s Community Boards and encourages all eligible Harlemites and New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying to serve on their local Community Board. Continue Reading →

Participatory Budgeting Grows, But Not Everywhere


Gotham Gazette reports that in four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind in North America. Continue Reading →

$50 Million For Affordable Housing in CD7

east-harlem1Dear Members of the CB7 Community –

As we have discussed at recent Housing and Land Use committee meetings, the Collegiate School will be paying $50 million to New York City in exchange for developing 55 units of affordable housing in the area of 61st Street and Freedom Place South. Continue Reading →

Harlem Community Board Member Gets Voted Off

extralargeA community board member may lose her seat at the table for not showing up to enough meetings. Continue Reading →

Harlem Torn About Expanding Bus-Only Lanes

extralargeHarlem is torn between the Department of Transportation’s plan to expand bus-only lanes on 125th Street west to Morningside Avenue. Continue Reading →