Pope Francis To Visit East Harlem School

Pope_FrancisPope Francis visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, in East Harlem a pre-K through eighth grade school on East 112th Street, marks an opportunity for the pope to speak about the needs of immigrants and poor children, who make up much of the school’s student body. Continue Reading →

Zenaida Mendez New Director Of The MNN In Harlem

mendez at mnnManhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) has appointed Zenaida Mendez as the Director of the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Ms. Mendez previously served as MNN’s External Affairs Director. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster

burt lancaster from east harlem1Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called “The Grin”). 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 Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And NYC Council Members Kick off Participatory Budgeting

Council Speaker Melissa  Mark-Viverito Holds Press Conference to Kick-Off...Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Members kicked off the voting period for New York City’s 2014-2015 participatory budgeting cycle — now the largest such process in the nation. Continue Reading →