Harlem ‘Grassroots’ Nonprofit Has Ties To Powerful Politicians Reports NY Post

A new nonprofit group created to advocate for the Harlem community is controlled by workers and allies of local elected leaders, The NY Post reports has learned. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat’s Statement Following Today’s Indictment Of Russian Operatives

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement on indictments issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups accused of interfering with the 2016 U.S. elections: Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez, Transportation Chair And Speaker Johnson Announce Car Free Day 2018

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation officially announced that New York City will organize its 3rd Car Free Day. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Is Trippin, From Haarlem To Harlem

Here’s a note from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer regarding her trip to Haarlem: Continue Reading →

Harlem Leaders Unite To Help More Than 30 Families Break The Cycle of Homelessness

HPD Commissioner Maria Torres- Springer and Assemblywoman Inez Dickens joined Win in opening the new Win 118th Street permanent supportive housing residence in Harlem today. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Comprehensive Enforcement Action Against Apartment Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that 250 apartment buildings have been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fire Breaks Out In High-Rise Building

Patch reports that residents of a 35-story apartment building in West Harlem were evacuated after afire broke out on the building’s 25th floor, an FDNY spokesman and local city councilman said. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Statement On Court Decision Granting Stay Of Deportation To Ravi Ragbir

Uptown’s NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on today’s court decision granting a stay of deportation to Ravi Ragbir.

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Community Board 11: Notice Of Public Hearing & Opportunity To Comment On The Mayor’s FY2019 Budget

Community Board 11 of Manhattan will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

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First Lady McCray Announces NYCHOPE, New Web Portal For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of New York City’s first-ever, web-based portal, NYCHOPE, dedicated to providing resources to survivors and information to all City residents about how to help someone experiencing domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Record High Graduation Rate From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City’s 2017 four-year high school graduation rate is the highest on record – 74.3 percent. Continue Reading →

Oversight Hearing On NYPD Crowd Control And Protest Procedures

Uptowns Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams issued the following statement on the Committee on Public Safety oversight hearing chaired by Council Member Donovan Richards: Continue Reading →

City Announces Free Legal Services To Help Small Businesses With Leasing Issues

Today, the de Blasio administration announced the launch of a new program to help small business owners with issues related to a business lease. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Archives: “Assemblymember Al Taylor,” Harlem NY (Full Video)

A great interview by the folks at Harlem Cultural Archives with Harlem Assembly member Al Taylor in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem Senate Staffer Suspended For Online Mocking

NY Post reports that a Harlem state senator suspended one of his staffers Sunday for mocking women and Asians on Instagram. Continue Reading →

Inwood Tenants Living With No Heat Or Hot Water Say “Enough Is Enough”

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, Representatives from LIUNA Local 78, Tenant Advocates, and residents of 3852 10th Avenue in Inwood, to call on landlord Julian Rodriguez to restore services to the tenants. Continue Reading →

De Blasio Promises Action On Property Taxes From Harlem To Hollis—A Political Third Rail

Crains New York reports that something is afoot on one of the city’s diciest policy issues: property taxes. Continue Reading →

B.P. Brewer Travels To The Netherlands To Strengthen “Haarlem2Harlem” Cultural Ties

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is visiting the Netherlands to deliver a keynote address at The Things Network’s Global Developer Conference in Amsterdam and strengthen tech, economic development, and cultural ties between Harlem, NY and the Dutch city of Haarlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congress Member Adriano Espaillat Recognizes Black History Month

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Elected Co-Chair Of NYC Council Black, Latino, & Asian Caucus

The Office of NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on the Council Member Election as Co-Chair of the NYC Council Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC). Continue Reading →