Battle Brews Over Harlem Marx Brothers Playground

Bloomberg reports that Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the comedian and his brothers in their old neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Moves To Create Cluster Buildings Into Housing For Homeless Families

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will help not-for-profit developers acquire and rehab residential “cluster site” buildings from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Lifts Affordable Homeownership From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio detailed two new programs that will help New Yorkers achieve and maintain the American Dream – owning their own home. Continue Reading →

Mayor de blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverto And Garodnick Announce Small Business Assistance

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick today announced a new bill that would make changes to the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) aimed at helping New York City’s small businesses succeed. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation To Repeal Cabaret Law From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a historic piece of legislation into law which will repeal the 91 year-old Cabaret Law. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Veterans Day 2017 Event In Harlem (Photographs)

By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his lovely wife Chirlane McCray first lady Veterans Day 2017 for their annual event were joined by David Dinkins, Charles Rangel, son Steve Rangel, and many others at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

NYC Announces Veterans An Active Military Service Members Are Protected From Bias

New York City has begun enforcement of a new law that protects current and prior military service members from discrimination, bias, and harassment. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough Board Calls For Commercial Rent Tax Reforms

In a unanimous vote this morning, the Manhattan Borough Board formally called on the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to pass and sign into law two bills reforming the city’s Commercial Rent Tax (CRT), to save Manhattan small businesses and supermarkets. Continue Reading →

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 →

Mayor de Blasio Issues Driver Alert For Seasonal Dangers Of Dusk, Deer And Daylight Savings

Leading up to this weekend’s clock change, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez and others today issued an alert to New York City drivers about the increased dangers of driving this time of year, when drivers and pedestrians are at increased risk during dusk and evening hours. Continue Reading →

“The Education Of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir” By Eva Moskowitz

From Eva Moskowitz, the outspoken founder and CEO of the charter school Success Academy, comes a frank, feisty memoir The Education of Eva Moskowitz. about the rough-and-tumble battles to reform America’s education system. Continue Reading →

NYC Votes To Repeal 91-year-old Law Banning Dancing In Bars From Harlem To Hollis

Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Farina Announces Reforms To Strengthen And Expand Anti-Bullying Program From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the launch of new anti-bullying initiatives to better serve students and families, and also ensure schools are providing safe and inclusive learning environments in every school building. Continue Reading →