SCNY & Western Union Foundation Give Grant To Red Cross For PR Hurricane Relief

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY), the trade organization that represents the check-cashing industry in the State of New York, has joined forces with the Western Union Foundation to donate $30,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane disaster relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Aid For Hurricane Maria Residents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies… Continue Reading →

Puerto Ricans Who Moved To Harlem After Hurricane Maria Are Living In Uncertainity

Buzzfeed reports that Puerto Ricans who fled the storm-ravaged island for New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are living in a state of uncertainty. Continue Reading →

Public Testimony From Puerto Ricans Impacted By Hurricanes Irma And Maria In Harlem

A Town Hall meeting featuring first-hand eyewitness accounts of the devastation and reports in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, co hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Continue Reading →

Diddy Just Pledged $100,000 To Puerto Rico

Miami.com reports that when Harlem ‘s Diddy comes to town he usually brings an entourage of industry friends, but this time he’s also bringing bags of cash. Continue Reading →

Senator And Assemblyman Surprise Ex-Harlem Resident On Her 99th Birthday

New York State Senator Tony Avella (D) and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) made a surprise appearance and presentation of honorary proclamations to Luz Olmo Hernandez as she celebrated her 99th birthday alongside family and friends Saturday, August 5th 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem Taxpayer Funds Helped Pay For Puerto Rican Day Parade Float

NY Post reports that a Harlem non-profit bankrolled with taxypayer funds from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito helped construct the float convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera rode during the recent Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue Reading →