Mayor Bill de Blasio Community And Outreach Effort From Harlem To Hollis

im-musilm-im-nyThe Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Commission on Human Rights announced today a series of ongoing events and a new social media ad campaign that promote respect, understanding, and support for the City’s diverse Muslim communities. Continue Reading →

Update: Chelsea Explosion Suspect Named As Ahmad Khan Rahami

_91300617_rahami1New York officials are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Afghanistan for questioning over Saturday’s Chelsea Explosion blast in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Chelsea Explosion, A Homemade Device Explodes (Update)

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A street-corner Chelsea explosion that law enforcement sources said was caused by an intentionally detonated improvised device in the busy Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan sent shrapnel flying into pedestrians Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, including one person believed to be in serious condition. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Chelsea Explosion Rocks New York City (Video)

usa_new_york_explosion-4A “deafening’’ Chelsea Explosion rocked Saturday night, injuring 29 people, blowing out scores of windows and forcing the evacuation of at least two buildings. Continue Reading →

New Design? City Pulls Plug On Sidewalk Net After Porn Complaints

LinkNYC-777x776There are a number of the LinkNYC WiFi kiosks uptown, the company announced today that the web-browsing feature will be disabled after critics complained that homeless people were monopolizing them and using them to watch porn. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Support Big Investment In Anchor Parks

harlem politics1This month Harlem’s Mark Levine joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver in announcing our Anchor Parks program, committing $150 million for major improvements at five large parks in areas of need. Continue Reading →

Harlem School Performance Improves In Math, English

school_standardized_tests-1470071305-7711-1470075470-1412New York City Public Schools recorded “substantial” gains on state English and math exams announced Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Continue Reading →

Carver Federal Savings Bank Hosts A Pop-Up Enrollment Center In Harlem

Carver Bank_IDNYC pop up1On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Carver Federal Savings Bank launched an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.

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Harlem/Havana At Gracie Mansion In New York City

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On Thursday, July 14, 2016, for the first time since the sixty-year trade embargo had been lifted, ambassadors and representatives from Cuba visit the United State, New York City and the home of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel, Cuomo And The de Blasio’s Celebrate Harlem/Havana Festival 2016

rangels harlem havanaFollowing Congressman Charles Rangel announcement of Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival with Governor Andrew Cuomo in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a celebration on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Continue Reading →