Harlem’s James Blake And City Of NY Announce A New Fellowship Program

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), tennis professional and Harlemite James Blake today announced the creation of the CCRB Fellowship program. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Announces Middle Schools Will Join College Excess For All In 2018

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that College Access for All will add eleven middle school districts – 193 middle schools – for the 2017-18 school year. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Releases Plan To Invest In New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today released New York Works, a series of 25 initiatives to spur 100,000 jobs with good wages over the coming decade. Continue Reading →

Immigrant Rights Coalition Praises Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

A coalition of immigrant rights, community based organizations and leaders will gather on Friday morning to praise NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s recent decision to bolster pro-family policies in how the City administers its $26 million immigrant defense program. Continue Reading →

Longtime Principals Union President From Harlem Ernest Logan Retires

This summer, New York City will lose a well-known fixture on the education scene. In the midst of his fourth three-year term as president of the city’s principals union, Ernest Logan announced he will retire from the role effective August 1, 2017. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Farina Releases Equity And Excellence For All Plan From Harlem To Hollis

Chancellor Carmen Fariña today released Equity and Excellence for All: Diversity in New York City Public Schools. Continue Reading →

Despite Crackdown, Numerous Cars With Placards Found Parked Illegally Near Harlem Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s crackdown on rampant parking permit abuse by city officials is so far a no-go. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Hosts Meeting With Banks To Advance Opportunities For M/WBEs

This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery met with eight of the City’s designated banks from Harlem to Hollis at City Hall. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Calls For DOC Commissioner’s Resignation

Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Wednesday called on Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte to resign, amid recent controversy around DOC, including related to Ponte’s use of a city car to travel to Maine on a regular basis. Continue Reading →

Public Review Underway For East Harlem Initiative

City Land NYC reports that the proposal would create new affordable housing, strengthen the neighborhood as a major transit hub and job center, and preserve neighborhood character in existing mid-scale residential areas. Continue Reading →