China Merchants Bank Faces Suit Over Racial Discrimination In Harlem

Bloomberg reports that China Merchants Bank Co. was accused of discriminating against African-Americans in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former executive who claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on its conduct. Continue Reading →

The Participatory Budget Results Are In!

From Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our fourth participatory budget cycle in District 10 has come to a close and the results are in.Over 2,000 District 10 residents voted for their top projects during Participatory Budgeting Vote Week from April 7th to April 15th, 2018, to help us determine how we would invest $1 million in capital funds. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Statement In Recognition Of National Small Business Week 2018

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of National Small Business Week and in appreciation of the important role small businesses play in New York’s 13th congressional district and throughout the nation. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Drop In Poverty From Harlem To Hollis

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, which shows that both the poverty rate and the near-poverty rate (the percentage living below 150% of New York City’s poverty threshold) have decreased since last year’s report. Continue Reading →

Growth From Harlem To Hollis Adds Over 26,000 Jobs in Month Of June And More

east-harlem sliderThe New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for June 2016 by the New York State Department of Labor, New York City added 26,400 private sector jobs in June 2016. Continue Reading →