Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal court summons under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Continue Reading →

de Blasio Administration Launches “NYC Go Purple Day” New Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

In honor of NYC Go Purple Day, the de Blasio Administration today launched a new ad campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Citizens Committee Cavin Push Residents To Apply For Block Grants

NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City launched the 2018 Love Your Block application to support resident-led volunteer projects that transform public spaces, like City blocks or community gardens, and empower residents to be change makers in their neighborhoods. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Introduces Bill To Save The Taxi Industry

Today, October 17th at 12:00PM on the steps of City Hall, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Council Transportation Committee held a press conference where he announced the introduction of a bill and ongoing efforts to ease the burden of declining taxi medallion values, and make the yellow taxi more competitive. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez, Levine And Mayor de Blasio Signs New Safety Laws

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, twelve pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Sign Hookah Bills Into Law

Today, October 16th, 2017, two laws introduced by Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to address the increasingly widespread use of non-tobacco shisha among New Yorkers were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Council Members Rosenthal And Rodriguez Call For Independent Study Of MTA Costs

Council Members Helen Rosenthal, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and advocacy organizations gathered today on the steps of City Hall to call for the creation of an independent commission to study cost reform at the MTA. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s Annual State Of The District

Here is Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s remarks at the 7th annual State of the District Address for District 10 at the Salome Ureña Educational Campus: Continue Reading →

Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On President Trumps Decisions To Decertify Iran Deal

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal:
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Join The de Blasio’s At The Annual Halloween At Gracie Mansion Ticket Giveaway

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the opening of the annual Halloween at Grace Mansion ticket giveaway. Continue Reading →

Harlem Doctor And Others Respond To FEMA’s Absence Deep In Puerto Rico’s Countryside

NY Daily News reports on a great story of New York-based physicians are answering desperate calls to bring aid to Puerto Rico, sending teams of medical professionals to hard-to-access parts of the hurricane-battered island that have been largely neglected by the federal government’s relief effort. Continue Reading →

7th Annual State of the District Address 2017 By Northern Manhattan’s Ydanis Rodriguez

Dear Friends,

Our 7th Annual State of the District Address 2017 “Building a Community for All” in Northern Manhattan is this Sunday, October 15th doors open at 1:00pm, at the Salome Ureña Educational Campus located at 4600 Broadway. NY, NY 10040 (on the corner of 196th Street). Continue Reading →

Notice Of Public Hearing And Opportunity To Comment On Proposed Rule

Pursuant to Section 1301 of the New York City Charter, the NYC Department of Small Business Services is proposing to continue a program that provides grants to companies that provide school bus transportation.

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MWBE Accelerator, A First-Of-Its-Kind Digital One-Stop-Shop In Harlem

Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC) and Better Local Business Agency (BLBA), with support from Citi Community Development (CCD), have joined forces to launch a Minority-and Women-owned Business Enterprise MWBE Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind digital one-stop-shop for public and private sector opportunities. Continue Reading →

Landmark East Harlem Opposes The City Planning Commission’s Vote

Landmark East Harlem (LEH) was formed to give the community of East Harlem an ongoing voice in how our neighborhood is developed and to support development that preserves the unique cultural and historical significance of the neighborhood. Continue Reading →