Uptowns Marisol Alcántara Announces $35,000 In Funding To Street Corner Resources

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Iesha Sekou, executive director of Street Corner Resources and local at-risk youth, announced $35,000 in state funding to provide anti-violence programming in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Asks, How Would You Spend $1 Million In Your Hood?

Council person Ydanis Rodriguez says, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community improvements to parks, schools, libraries, streets, and more through Participatory Budgeting 2017. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Barcelona’s Colau, Uptowns Rodriguez And Others Announce Joint Safety Competition

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, Uptowns Council person Ydanis Rodriguez and others today announced a new joint call for innovative solutions to enhance safety at intersections for blind and low-vision pedestrians. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem’s Rodriguez, Espaillat And Others Announce Citi Bike Is Coming

Mayor Bill de Blasio, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate announced today that Citi Bike had achieved its 50 millionth ride since the system’s launch in May 2013. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Joined MSNBC’s Chris Matthews To Discuss Puerto Rico Relief

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat, joined MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Tuesday to discuss relief efforts for Puerto Rico, his 10-point plan for recovery.
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de Blasio Team, ACC, ASPCA To Host Dog Adoption Event For Owners From Harlem To Hollis

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the de Blasio Administration, Animal Care Centers of NYC and ASPCA will be hosting “City Howl,” a dog adoption event to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Continue Reading →

35-Story Tower Wins Vital Backing In East Harlem

A controversial city plan to rezone much of East Harlem gained a key approval Monday when the City Planning Commission voted to approve the plan, a city spokesman told Patch. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Introduces 10-Point Plan For Puerto Rico Relief

Today during a press conference with local officials and community leaders, Rep. Adriano Espaillat introduced his 10-point plan to address the current humanitarian crisis facing Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat Pushes For $20B Hurricane Relief

NY Daily News reports that the U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said he’ll push for Congress to sign off this week on $20 billion in emergency aid for Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

In The Halls Of Power: Women and the Future Of New York Politics Panel In Harlem

Despite New York’s reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. Continue Reading →

Community Board 11 Wants You In East Harlem

Our friends at Community Board 11 in East Harlem want you to #GetInvolved in October 2017 for meetings and more!  Continue Reading →

NYC Temporary Closes Stores Illegally Selling Tobacco Products Uptown And In Brooklyn

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the temporary closing of four Manhattan businesses (three uptown): Continue Reading →

Dr. Hazel Dukes At Touro College 10th Anniversary Gala At The Schomburg In Harlem

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is holding a Tenth Anniversary Gala on December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And The City Council Announce Anti-Bullying Hearing

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and the New York City Council announced the Council will hold an oversight hearing to examine the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Education’s anti-bullying efforts in City schools. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mover And Shaker, Belle Moskowitz

Belle Moskowitz, October 5, 1877 – January 2, 1933, was the political advisor to New York Governor and 1928 presidential candidate Al Smith. Continue Reading →