First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches New Partnership To Promote Mental Health And More

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced Sisters Thrive, a women-led, family-centered volunteer effort to promote mental health literacy in Black communities. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Press Conference Announcing Council Oversight Hearing On The L Train

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, Council Members Rafael Espinal and Antonio Reynoso joined by Rebecca Bailin, Campaign Manager for Riders Alliance, Joseph Catrufo, …. Continue Reading →

Uptown Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Uber & Lyft

Following the decision by Uber & Lyft on skyrocketing the prices in the area affected by an explosion this morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, uptown Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Transportation Committee released the following statement: Continue Reading →

Dont Like It, Change It! Applications For Community Board Membership Now Open

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer‘s office is now accepting applications for Community Board membership. New Yorkers living, working, or studying in one of Manhattan’s 12 community board districts are encouraged to apply. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Senator Marisol Alcántara And CUNY In The Heights Hold College

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Seny Taveras, Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, held a College Resource Fair featuring close to 30 universities and more than 20 education professionals to help local youth apply for college today. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On Senate Passage Of The Republican Tax Bill

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the devastating Republican tax scam: Continue Reading →

MTA Should Only Focus On Maintenance, Repair And The Signal System

Today November 30th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, proposed measures to improve service delivery by the MTA. Continue Reading →

Brewer-Vacca Bill To Ensure Families From Harlem To Hollis Get Free Summer Meals

Today, the New York City Council passed Intro 461, legislation sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and New York City Council Member James Vacca requiring that the NYC Dept. of Education distribute official information on summer meal locations, times, and dates every year by June 1. Continue Reading →

City Council Approves East Harlem Rezoning

Patch reports that a long-debated proposal to rezone East Harlem was approved with minimal fireworks Thursday by the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

“Thanks, Obama,” Is All About Obama’s Hopey, Changey White House Years

More than any other presidency, one time Harlem resident Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation To Repeal Cabaret Law From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a historic piece of legislation into law which will repeal the 91 year-old Cabaret Law. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Al Sharpton Wants A Black City Council Speaker

The NY Post reports that Rev. Al Sharpton wants race to weigh heavily in who becomes the next leader of the City Council. Continue Reading →

Mayor Announces Changes To Laundry License Application Requirements From Harem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio announced changes to the City’s laundry licensing requirements today in response to industry concerns. Continue Reading →

Electeds Hold Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De la Rosa and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, distributed over a thousand Thanksgiving turkeys to Uptown families at United Palace Theater yesterday. Continue Reading →