Mayor Signs Right To Counsel Bill Sponsored By Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign Intro 214-B, a landmark bill passed on July 20th, 2017, by the New York City Council and sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson. Continue Reading →

Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Increase Of Summer Youth Employment Program

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right), joined by Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Antonio Reynoso, alongside GRYC President Bob Monahan, visited the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) at I.S. 77. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Carmen Fariña Announces Students Participating In Internship Program

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced 600 students from 74 high schools have participated in the first year of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Scholars Program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Host Summer Youth Employment Round Table

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Congressman Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, hosted a roundtable discussion. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Opening Statement At Transportation Hearing On MTA Subway Issues

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez delivered the following opening statement at the NYC Council Transportation Committee hearing on the MTA and its subways. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Proposes “Fair Fix” Tax On Wealthiest To Pay Low Income Fares And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled today a progressive City tax proposal aimed at raising as much as $800 million annually for New York City’s deteriorating subway and bus system. Continue Reading →

Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Following the news of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to raise revenue needed to fix our struggling subway system and support lower-income New Yorkers with subsidized fares, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez released the following statement. 

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Disney Doubles Down On Marvel TV (Includes Harlem’s Luke Cage) Deal With New York State

Crains NY reports that the Walt Disney Co. is more than doubling what was already the largest television production project in the state with an extension of its live-action miniseries set in New York City and produced by Marvel Television for Netflix, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and representatives of Disney, Marvel and Netflix jointly announced today. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Mark Levine Statement On Landlord Right To Counsel Bill

Harlem Council member Mark Levine makes statement regarding landlord signing of Right to Counsel bill for Harlem tenants: Continue Reading →

Cy Vance Building Community Relationships One Person At A Time In Harlem

After Manhattan DA Cy Vance visited Harlem in an effort to build community he sent Harlem World Magazine an e-mail stating that:

“When new federal policies threaten to undermine trust between local law enforcement and the diverse communities that are served,  join with our neighbors to say no – we will not be divided, and we will not turn back the clock on our progress. Continue Reading →

Pols. Take Marathon Subway Ride To Hear Harlem Commuter Complaints

The Patch reports that Dirty platforms. Crowded trains. And, above all, chronic delays. Those are some of the complaints dozens of New Yorkers related to politicians as they toured subway stops on Thursday. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Gives de Blasio Ear Full At Town Hall (Video)

A Harlem senior citizen gave Mayor de Blasio an earful during a town hall meeting Wednesday night, screaming at the top of her lungs for him to provide “service now” and finally fix the neighborhood’s rickety infrastructure. Continue Reading →

MBP Brewer Says “No” To East Harlem Rezoning

This morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer released her formal recommendation rejecting the de Blasio administration’s East Harlem neighborhood rezoning proposal. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Farina, O’Neill Announce Safest School Year Ever From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio (right), Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that the 2016-17 school year was the safest school year on record, with an 18 percent decrease in major crime since the 2014-15 school year. Continue Reading →

DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas Puts Home Care Industry On Alert

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced that its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) has launched investigations into nearly 40 home healthcare agencies  from Harlem to Hollis that represent upwards of 33,000 workers. Continue Reading →