Harlem’s Richard “Boss Croker “Croker, Sr., NY, 1843 – 1922

800px-Richard_Croker_-_Bain_portrait2Richard Croker, Sr. (November 24, 1843 – April 29, 1922), known as “Boss Croker” was an Irish-American politician, a leader of New York City’s Tammany Hall from Harlem.. Continue Reading →

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 →

Rangel: Shirley Chisholm Deserves This Honor

Shirley Chisholm 1970sHarlem Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, released the following statement regarding his colleague Shirley Chisholm, Continue Reading →

Senator Espaillat To Host Thanksgiving Lunch

adriano-espaillat-fbState Senator Adriano Espaillat is hosting a Thanksgiving lunch. The annual event attracts hundreds of local seniors. Continue Reading →

Samuel L. Jackson Kickstarts Kangol #Motherfunder Campaign for US Jobs

samuel-l-jackson-kangol-hat-6-We love Kangol hats, you know, Kangol hats—the ones with the kangaroo logo—are sported by the rich and famous including Brad Pitt, Bill Murray, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Kid Rock, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Samuel L. Jackson. Continue Reading →

Sinners Line Up To Resolve Low-level Crimes

clean slate in harlemNY Post reports that a Harlem church overflowed with sinners Saturday as hundreds of petty criminals lined up for the chance to scrub their records clean. Continue Reading →

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Announces New initiative For Syrian Refugees In Harlem

sharptonAt NAN’s Saturday Action Rally, Rev. Al Sharpton to Announce that NAN is Convening a National Summit of Black Ministers to discuss the Recruitment of Black Churches as Sanctuaries for Syrian Refugees and to Recruit Congregation Members to provide Homes to Those Seeking Asylum. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito At K2 Summit

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOn Monday, November 16 at 8:30 AM, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs , New York City Policy Department (NYPD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will co-host a summit, K2 in NYC: Promoting Public Health and Safety…  Continue Reading →

New York City Launches $40M Park Redesign Program

harlem parks mitchel silverGood fences also make good parks. The city is launching a $40 million initiative to fix parks from Harlem to Hollis that have gated entrances, lack trees or have tall fences that block eye-level views, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Details Mental Health Crisis From Harlem to Hollis

de BlasioThe de Blasio Administration today released a white paper detailing the size and scope of the mental health crisis in New York City. Continue Reading →