de Blasio Adminisration Outlines NYCHA Heating Projects Awaiting State’s New $250M Commitment

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen (pictured) today issued a letter to New York State Budget Director Robert Mujicia urging the Governor to release the $250 million dedicated in the State’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

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NYC Financed Record Number Of Affordable Homes In 2017, And A Pot Tax Could Fund The Future

As we look at the future of affordable housing from Harlem to Hollis, we may consider the Forbes projected $240 million and $1.4 billion of medical marijuana tax dollars per year to pay some of the cost of the housing (these numbers do not include legalized recreational marijuana taxes). Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Deputy Mayor Glen Statement On Approval Of East Harlem And Other Developments

“As we work to make this city more equitable, we are building and preserving affordable housing at a record pace. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Kiva Announce Crowdfunding Program To Help Women Entrepreneurs

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Kiva.org today launched WE Fund: Crowd, a first-of-its-kind City-led crowdfunding program to help women entrepreneurs access affordable capital and start businesses in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Nonprofit Files Suit To Stop L+M From Buying East Harlem building

East Harlem Housing nonprofit Nuevo El Barrio is suing in an effort to stop L+M Development Partners from buying a 135-unit rental building on Madison Avenue, claiming it should have the opportunity to purchase the property first. Continue Reading →

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Foreign Tourism To Decline For first Time In Seven Years From Harlem To Hollis

For the first time in seven years, New York City officials expect the number of foreign visitors to decrease, a drop they attribute to the protectionist policies and rhetoric of President Trump. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Record Visitors From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYC & Company today announced that the City will welcome an all-time record 60.3 million visitors by year’s end, surpassing the 60 million visitor milestone for the first time ever, and representing the seventh consecutive year of travel and tourism growth for the City. Continue Reading →

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Growth From Harlem To Hollis Adds Over 26,000 Jobs in Month Of June And More

east-harlem sliderThe New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for June 2016 by the New York State Department of Labor, New York City added 26,400 private sector jobs in June 2016. Continue Reading →

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IN2NYC Applications Open At The City College Of NY

City-College's-Sophie-Davis-School-of-Biomedical-Education (1)On Monday, May 23, NYCEDC will open applications for its International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC). In celebration, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer will tour the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, a CUNY startup incubator and one of the IN2NYC partner institutions. Continue Reading →

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Record Number Of Tourists Visited New York City In 2015

east-harlem sliderWhen New York City Tourism wins, from Harlem to Hollis – we all win! It has been a decade since former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided to ramp up NYC’s efforts to attract more tourists, and city officials say there is no end to the influx on the horizon. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio: “The Largest Two Year Job Gain in New York City History”

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013The City of New York today announced that based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for January 2016 provided by the New York State Department of Labor, New York City has reached a record 4.29 million total jobs. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Council Member Levine And Others Demand Lower Income Apartments And Inclusionary Housing

mark levine 2The City Council held its first day of hearings Tuesday on mandatory inclusionary housing, a major citywide policy that will mandate affordable units in all new developments planned on rezoned land. Continue Reading →

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New York City And Paris Launch Business Exchange

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The Harlem and France relationship is deep, from the Harlem Hellfighters fighting for France in WWII, Pastry Chef Moha Orchid at Jolie Patisserie, to Chef Alain Eoche, of Chéri at the French Bistro on Lenox Avenue and in 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, moving in to the Claremont Inn in West Harlem. Continue Reading →