EmpoweredNYC Launches Listening Tour And Training Series To Help People With Disabilities

EmpoweredNYC, a new collaboration dedicated to enabling New Yorkers with disabilities to build a stronger financial future for themselves and their families, today announced a citywide listening tour to engage with the disability community about their financial well-being. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Ban On Single-Use Styrofoam Products Beginning In 2019

Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Speaks On Fair Fares Victory For Everyone From Harlem To Hollis

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

An Invitation To Uptown Community Board 9 “The Artist Circle” In Harlem

The Community Board 9 Arts and Culture committee is pleased to invite all performing and visual artist in Manhattanville, Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights to “The Artist Circle” which will take place on June 16th.

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City Youth Employment Programs To Reach 109,000 Youth From Harlem To Hollis

NY Daily News reports that City-backed workforce development programs will employ more than 109,000 young people this fiscal year, de Blasio administration officials said Thursday. Continue Reading →

New “Affordability Index” Monitors Escalating Affordability Crisis From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Comptrollertoday released a new first-of-its-kind tool for examining how the City’s mounting affordability crisis strains the everyday lives of representative New Yorkers.

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Uptown Rep Rodriguez Honors Local Students Who’s First In Their Families To Attend College

On Wednesday, June 6th, at 3:30pm, Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) for a special ceremony to recognize four high school seniors in his district who will be the first in their families to attend college this fall. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Why I Fight For Protecting Immigrant Students And The Future Of The Nation

By Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat

We recently recognized the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that separate meant unequal, ruling against segregation for the first time since reconstruction. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Celebrates First Citywide Student Voter Registration Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined high school seniors at the Manhattan Hunter Science High School today for New York City’s first-ever citywide, which aims to help register all eligible students who are currently 18 years old or will turn 18 by November 6, 2018. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Leads Nationwide Weekend For Mental Health With Faith And Community Leaders

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray will speak at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, May 20 as over 2,000 of houses of worship and community groups across the nation address mental health and addiction in their communities between May 18-20. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches “¡Listos!”, First Ever HIV Prevention Campaign For Latinos

The Health Department, in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched “¡Listos!”, a sex-positive marketing campaign that encourages Latinos to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of their sexual health plan. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Unviels Women.NYC Dedicated To Helping Women Succeed

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (above) and Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen today unveiled Women.NYC
, a new initiative to  support the advancement of women in their careers and help make New York City fairer for working women. Continue Reading →