New Online Tool Shows How New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis Fare On Health Metrics

new population health tool debuts today, offering researchers and policymakers in New York City and 499 other urban centers nationwide a window into how its residents fare on a variety of environmental, behavioral and health measures. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs Release Report Marking The First Year Of The Freelance Isn’t Free Act

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of a report by its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) titled “Demanding Rights in an On-Demand Economy: Key Findings from Year One of NYC’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act.Continue Reading →

The Mayor’s Public Engagement Units May Events Schedule From Harlem To Hollis

Throughout May, Mayor de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit has events planned citywide to help New Yorkers access resources and information from the Tenant Support Unit, Home Support Unit, and GetCoveredNYC. Continue Reading →

Harlem Reverends And Others Slam Candidate Cynthia Nixon’s ‘Reparations’ Comment

NY Daily News reports that a group of African-American clergy wrote to gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, ripping her comment that legalized pot licenses could serve as reparations for the drug war and demanding a formal apology.

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Stay Ahead Of The Curve And Boost Your Bottom Line With AMP NYC

Presented by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), AMP NYC is a three-month accelerator for Media and Entertainment businesses looking to increase business, elevate their brands, expand audience reach, and respond to rapidly changing shifts in the market. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Reps Adriano Espaillat, Lofgren And Grijalva Lead Against DHS Public Charge Rule (Spanish)

Today, Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Zoe Lofgren , and Raúl M. Grijalva lead more than 80 Members of Congress in a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney addressing their collective concern regarding the draft DHS rule. Continue Reading →

De Blasio And Council Member Rodriguez Announce Uptown As Next Location For NYCx

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (pictured) today announced the next site for NYCx Co-Labs programming will be located in the neighborhood of Inwood, located in Northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Most Far Reaching Sexual Harassment Act In U.S. Now Law From Harlem To Hollywood

Mayor de Blasio signed the City Council’s groundbreaking and far reaching sexual harassment bill package into law today, responding to the #MeToo movement and calls across the country for an end to workplace abuse. Continue Reading →

The Participatory Budget Results Are In!

From Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our fourth participatory budget cycle in District 10 has come to a close and the results are in.Over 2,000 District 10 residents voted for their top projects during Participatory Budgeting Vote Week from April 7th to April 15th, 2018, to help us determine how we would invest $1 million in capital funds. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Statement In Recognition Of National Small Business Week 2018

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of National Small Business Week and in appreciation of the important role small businesses play in New York’s 13th congressional district and throughout the nation. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep. Rodriguez On Overdose Prevention Center Announcement (Spanish)

On Friday, May 4th, 2018, uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on the announcement of opening an Overdose Prevention Center in Washington Heights: Continue Reading →

Leaders Praise The Mayor For Opening Of Overdose Prevention Centers From Harlem To Hollis

Speaker Corey Johnson said: “The Council has been a leader in the push to bring these centers to New York City, and we thank Mayor de Blasio for taking this brave, important and necessary step. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Leads NYC Delegation To Rebuke HUD Rent Increases (Spanish)

Representative Adriano Espaillat leads the Democratic Members of the New York City congressional delegation in a  letter in opposition to the newly released “Making Affordable Housing Work Act” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Secretary Ben Carson. Continue Reading →

Over 100 U.S. Mayors Join de Blasio To Defend Net Neutrality From Harlem To Hollywood

Last month, Mayors Bill de Blasio, Steve Adler, and Ted Wheeler (Portland, OR) launched the Cities Open Internet Pledge to encourage mayors to take action against the repeal of net neutrality rules. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Two New Appointments

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Nisha Agarwal as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, to advance the Administration’s recently announced DemocracyNYC initiative. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Program For Incarcerated Women From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray today announced a groundbreaking pilot program designed to allow mothers currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with their children at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Announces Federal Funding For District Weatherization

Today, Harlem Representative Adriano Espaillat was joined by community leaders and the Harlem Community Development Corporation (HCR), Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) … Continue Reading →

Statement From The HSASG Service Provider

Today the Human Services Advancement Strategy Group:

We created the Human Services Advancement Strategy Group (HSASG) consisting of nine membership organizations representing 2,000 human services provider organizations across the City to secure the programmatic, financial, and operational resources. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Rep. Rodriguez Is Leveling The Playing Field In The Taxi Industry (Spanish)

Here are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by uptown Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez at the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles hearing on Monday, April 30th: Continue Reading →