Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Comments On de Blasio Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Standing alongside Mayor de Blasio as he announced his support for a Fair Fix Plan to fix the subways and fund reduced fares for lower income New Yorkers living in poverty, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Addresses The Domestic Terrorism And President Trump

By Mayor Bill de Blasio

Good afternoon, everyone. I just have a brief statement on a couple of important topics. First, I want to update you on President Trump’s visit to New York City. Continue Reading →

Mayor Signs Right To Counsel Bill Sponsored By Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign Intro 214-B, a landmark bill passed on July 20th, 2017, by the New York City Council and sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson. Continue Reading →

Harlem 68 Story Rental Almost Approved

NY Curbed reports that the following the City Planning Commission’s approval, a City Council subcommittee approved a 1,100-unit residential building being developed by AvalonBay in East Harlem, Crain’s reports. Continue Reading →

Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Increase Of Summer Youth Employment Program

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right), joined by Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Antonio Reynoso, alongside GRYC President Bob Monahan, visited the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) at I.S. 77. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Proposes “Fair Fix” Tax On Wealthiest To Pay Low Income Fares And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled today a progressive City tax proposal aimed at raising as much as $800 million annually for New York City’s deteriorating subway and bus system. Continue Reading →

Disney Doubles Down On Marvel TV (Includes Harlem’s Luke Cage) Deal With New York State

Crains NY reports that the Walt Disney Co. is more than doubling what was already the largest television production project in the state with an extension of its live-action miniseries set in New York City and produced by Marvel Television for Netflix, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and representatives of Disney, Marvel and Netflix jointly announced today. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Mark Levine Statement On Landlord Right To Counsel Bill

Harlem Council member Mark Levine makes statement regarding landlord signing of Right to Counsel bill for Harlem tenants: Continue Reading →

Slain NYPD Cop Shot In Harlem Honored With Street Naming

Nearly two years after NYPD cop Randolph Holder was fatally shot by a reputed gangbanger, hundreds of uniformed officers and family members joined together Friday to rename the Queens street where he grew up in his honor. Continue Reading →

Pols. Take Marathon Subway Ride To Hear Harlem Commuter Complaints

The Patch reports that Dirty platforms. Crowded trains. And, above all, chronic delays. Those are some of the complaints dozens of New Yorkers related to politicians as they toured subway stops on Thursday. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Farina, O’Neill Announce Safest School Year Ever From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio (right), Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that the 2016-17 school year was the safest school year on record, with an 18 percent decrease in major crime since the 2014-15 school year. Continue Reading →

The Politics Of The Harlem River Divide In The 8th Council District

Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. Continue Reading →

NYC Prosecutors To Dismiss 700,000 Open Warrants From Harlem To Hollis

The city’s top prosecutors are going to forgive and forget. The district attorneys from Harlem to Hollis, Queens announced this week they are dismissing nearly 700,000 warrants for low-level crimes committed more than 10 years ago. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announced First-Ever 3-K For All From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, and ACS Commissioner David Hansell today announced the first-ever offers for 3-K for All. Continue Reading →