Mayor de Blasio Announces New Law To Combat Speculation And Tenant Displacement

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the Predatory Equity bill, which will help curb speculation and displacement in fast-changing neighborhoods, has become law. Continue Reading →

Major Announcement On Safety Bollards By Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

By Ydanis Rodriguez

Today, January 2, 2018, the Administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced a plan to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or “safety bollards”, to high-profile sites and to create a process to simplify their design and construction. Continue Reading →

Statements By Mayor de Blasio And Others On Enactment Of Expanding Economic Opps For City’s M/WBES

On December 29, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation, Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017, sponsored by State Senator Marisol Alcántara and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, which gives the City of New York the authority to increase economic opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Continue Reading →

A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors:

I hope you all are having a great week so far and are keeping warm! Continue Reading →

Score Free Tickets To Mayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Ceremony

NY Curbed reports while many nurse hangovers or prepare to plunge into Coney Island’s icy waters on New Year’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio will be celebrating the start of his second term with a swearing-in ceremony—and just like in 2014, the public is invited to attend. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: An Untold Legacy Of An Out Going Elected Official From East Harlem

By Félix Leo Campos

At a time when men in high ranking positions in every field of endeavor are being accused of abusing their position of authority and its inherent influence and power, critics argue that there is a double standard, a war on men. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Council Member Ydanis And The Community Come Together To Save Andy Reyes

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, uptowns council member Ydanis Rodriquez, elected Officials, Business Owners, Community Leaders, among others are calling for all New Yorkers to help save the life of Andy Manuel Herrera Reyes, who is seeking a life-saving heart transplant. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: NAN Honors Shola Olatoye, NYCHA CEO In Harlem (Photographs)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, December 19, 2017, a diverse group came together to honor Shola Olatoye, CEO NYCHA at the National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Espaillat Announces More Than $500 Million In Grant Money For NY District

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat, announces more than $500 million total grant funding has been awarded to projects benefitting constituents of New York’s 13th congressional district. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Upholds Water Board Credit For 664,000 NY Homeowners From Harlem To Hollis

The Mayor Bill de Blasio today applauded yesterday’s decision from the New York Court of Appeals to uphold the Water Board’s issuance of credits to homeowners. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Announce Continued Free IDNYC Card

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that IDNYC – New York City’s official, government-issued identification card – continues to be free for New Yorkers in the program’s fourth year, and welcomes eight exciting new benefit partners to make living and playing in NYC more affordable for all locals. Continue Reading →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Worker-Owners Celebrate Passage Of Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) celebrated the passage of her bill, the Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act, together with worker-owners, advocates, union members, and employee-ownership transition specialists at New York City Hall today. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Tech Competition To Accelerate Local Climate Action From Harlem To Hollis

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio, Miguel Gamiño, Jr., New York City Chief Technology Officer, Mark Chambers, Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation announced a new NYCx moonshot challenge. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Announces Hit & Run Alert System Bill Is Now Law

Today , Saturday, December 16th Council Chair of Committee on Transportation Ydanis Rodriguez, Assemblywoman Carme n De la Rosa , elected officials, and transportation advocates will held a press conference as DJ Jinx Paul Hit-and-Run Alert System, Introduction 1463, becomes law. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey Called Henrietta Vinton Davis, The “Greatest Woman Of The Negro Race Today” In Harlem

Henrietta Vinton Davis, August 25, 1860 – November 23, 194, was an African-American elocutionist, dramatist, and impersonator. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Retail Diversity Plan From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Land Use Committee Chair David Greenfield, Small Business Committee Chair Robert Cornegy and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises Chair Donovan Richards released the Council’s 2017 report, Planning for Retail Diversity: Supporting NYC’s Neighborhood Businesses. Continue Reading →