Uptowns Assemblywoman De La Rosa And Others Present A Small Business Power Breakfast

Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and NYC Department of Small Business Services, present a Small Business Power Breakfast to connect Small Business owners with resources to help grow and expand their business. Continue Reading →

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NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services Announces $9.3 Million In Energy Rebates From Harlem To Hollis

The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) today announced that it received payment of $9.3 million from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Continue Reading →

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B.P. Brewer Co-hosts President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Symposium In Harlem

On Monday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will co-host and deliver remarks at the first of four My Brother’s Keeper convenings in Harlem for educators, youth services providers, researchers, and policymakers developing strategies to close opportunity gaps for young men of color in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Drop In Poverty From Harlem To Hollis

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, which shows that both the poverty rate and the near-poverty rate (the percentage living below 150% of New York City’s poverty threshold) have decreased since last year’s report. Continue Reading →

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Internships From Harlem To Hollis With The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit

Interns will gain experience in government and community organizing while working side by side with senior office staff to carry out the Mayor’s key initiatives across New York City. Continue Reading →

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Lawsuit Filed Against NYS & Adult Homes to End Discrimination Against Wheelchair Users

Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes, alleging discrimination against people who use wheelchairs. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Reps. Espaillat And González-Colón Introduce The Housing Victims Of Major Disasters Act

Today, Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón released the following statement to introduce the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Efforts To Stop Dangerous Drives This Weekend

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that as part of Vision Zero and with warm weather in the forecast, the NYPD and the DOT would begin a new safety campaign aimed at motorists and motorcyclists. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Signs Honoring Dodgers Legend Jackie Robinson

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City had installed signs along the Jackie Robinson Parkway that for the first time include an image of the Dodger legend himself. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Charter Revision Commission Appointees

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of the 13 remaining members to the City’s Charter Revision Commission – first announced as part of the Mayor’s DemocracyNYC agenda at his 2018 State of the City address in February. Continue Reading →

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Statement On Council’s Passage Of Legislation Creating A Charter Revision Commission

This afternoon, the New York City Council passed Int. 241, legislation sponsored by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James (above left) and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer to create a Charter Revision Commission, by a vote of 49-1. Continue Reading →

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Harem Rep Adriano Espaillat Statement On Shola Olatoye’s Resignation From NYCHA

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, issued the following statement regarding news of Shola Olatoye’s resignation as chairperson of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Continue Reading →

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The Radicalization Of Ray Richardson: Suspicion Still Surrounds Death of Black Activist TV Producer

(This artical was originally posted on November 3, 2013.)

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By Jeffrey B. Perry and Charles V. Richardson

In January, 1971, the young producer of Boston public television’s groundbreaking program Say Brother, was found dead in a Mexican resort, along with his fiancé. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On The Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria

Today, Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement following reports of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria over this past weekend. Continue Reading →

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Borough President Gale Brewer To Hold Public Hearing On Inwood Rezoning Proposal

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold a public hearing on the Inwood rezoning proposal put forward by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Continue Reading →

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Inwood Residents Decide How to Spend $1 Million in Their Community

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined by community leaders and District 10 residents kicked off the start of Participatory Budget Vote Week at the Inwood Greenmarket that will run through Sunday, April 15th. Continue Reading →

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de Blasio Administration Launches NYC National Service Support Center From Harlem To Hollis

Today, NYC Service announced the launch of the NYC National Service Support Center, which provides training, technical assistance, capacity building resources, and consultations to nearly 40 service year programs across the City. Continue Reading →

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