First Lady Chirlane McCray And Others Announce M/WBE’s Loans From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, Citywide Director of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), today announced the launch of the Contract Financing Loan Fund, allowing M/WBEs to apply for low-interest contract financing loans of up to $500,000 for M/WBEs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Mark Levine And Others Host Hate Crimes Community Forum

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Harlem New York City Council Member Mark Levine hosted a community forum last night in Manhattan Valley to address the recent uptick in reports of hate and bias crimes. Continue Reading →

Brits Boris Johnson And David Cameron Dine At The Red Rooster In Harlem

Boris Johnson and David Cameron very publicly fell out over Brexit — but their difference of opinion did not seem to damage their friendship. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat On “Empire State Kickback” Bad Deal From Harlem To The Hudson

Today, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in response to the “Empire State Kickback” provision in the Republican’s failed attempt to make the American Health Care Act (AHCA) more palatable. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Considers Wave Of Other Developments

While East Harlemites can expect a few months’ wait before the launch of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that will lead to a vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of the neighborhood, there’s no shortage of matters to keep Manhattan Community Board 11 busy. Continue Reading →

A Letter From Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director

Fellow New Yorker,

As New York’s Medicaid Director, I couldn’t be more appalled by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care plan. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Introduces ICE And CBP Body Camera Legislation

Yesterday, Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in support of his legislation to require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to wear body cameras when on duty: Continue Reading →

Congressman Espaillat Recognizes Designation Of the Honorable Rolando T. Acosta

Today, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of the Honorable Rolando T. Acosta, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on becoming the first Dominican-American judge to sit by designation in the highest court of New York State. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Package Of Legislation Increasing Accessibility In City

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for and signed 14 pieces of legislation– Intros. 1161-A in relation to requiring DOHMH report annually on immunization rates of New Yorkers for Human Papillomavirus; Intro. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Kicks Off Construction On Street Redesigns From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that with the arrival of spring and warmer weather, the City is beginning work on dozens of Vision Zero street redesign and construction safety projects as part of a $1.6 billion safety initiative. Continue Reading →