NYC Council Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez To Pass Transit Desert Study Legislation

On Monday, April 24, 2017, The New York City Council Transportation Committee is expected to pass Intro 965-A, introduced by Council Transportation Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, requiring the NYC Department of Transportation to study areas of the city cut off from subway service, otherwise known as transit deserts.
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Harlem’s Mark Levine Decries Uptown’s Poor Bus Service

Council Member Mark Levine joined the Bus Turnaround Coalition as they released a new, interactive online district-level bus report card tool that allows bus riders and elected officials to see, at a glance, the quality of bus service in their districts. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds And Others Praise Mayor de Blasio Plan To Launch ’3-K for All’

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong start on the path to success. Continue Reading →

Rev. Sharpton To Focus On Trump During National Action Network’s Convention (Update)

NY Daily News reports that the National Action Network holds its annual convention this week — with an emphasis on action. Continue Reading →

Harlem Democratic Boss Still Owes $200K From Failed 2016 Congressional Bid

New documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show Manhattan Democratic Party chairman Keith Wright still $202,337.72 in the hole from his unsuccessful campaign to replace retired Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel last year Continue Reading →

Danish Diplomat Chases Burglar From Harlem Apartment

A Danish diplomat put aside diplomacy for the night – chasing away a burglar who broke into her Harlem apartment. Continue Reading →

Harlem State Senate Candidate Reality Star Shows It’s About The Benjamins

State Senate Harlem candidate Brian Benjamin is a real-estate developer, community-board chairman — and a former reality-TV star accused of stealing everything from a computer to hair extensions from his cancer-stricken girlfriend. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Vito “I Vote My Conscience” Marcantonio (Video)

Harlem’s Vito Anthony Marcantonio, December 10, 1902 – August 9, 1954, was an Italian-American lawyer and democratic socialist politician. Originally a member of the Republican Party and a supporter of Fiorello LaGuardia, he switched to the American Labor Party. Continue Reading →

Wow, NY First State To Make College Tuition Free From Harlem To The Hudson

Market Watch reports that New York lawmakers have approved a plan to make attending public colleges and universities free for students from middle-class families. Continue Reading →

Harlemites, Gov. Cuomo And Others Raise The Age Of Criminal Responsibility

Gov. Cuomo said legislative leaders wanted to “give up on” a plan to raise New York’s age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 after budget negotiations bogged down. Continue Reading →