Holland Challenges Perkins For Harlem Primary Seat

Union organizer Marvin Holland, the runner up in Tuesday’s special election for the District 9 City Council seat, has confirmed to Gotham Gazette that he will mount a challenge against the winner Bill Perkins when the seat is up for grabs again later this year. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Special Election Results

Update: In a low-turnout affair State Senator Bill Perkins was declared victorious in a special election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

Special Election Is Valentine’s Day Showdown In Harlem

This is a big year for local elections. The mayor, comptroller and public advocate are all up for re-election along with all 51 members of the City Council. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Candidates To Debate Issues

Candidates vying for the vacant City Council District 9 seat in a February 14 election will debate issues facing East Harlem on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Candidates Debate Housing Policy

Nine of the 12 candidates vying for the Harlem City Council seat vacated by Inez Dickens made their pitches to Harlem voters Tuesday night at a well-attended debate focused on housing policy. Continue Reading →

Special Election For Harlem City Council Seat Kicks Off

marvin_holland_sylvia_tyler-cropIt’s going to be a sprint of an election — though it’s not clear how many candidates are running or how many voters will participate — with ballots likely to be cast sometime in February, 2017. Continue Reading →

Officials And Development Partners Gather For Opening Of PS 186

G:Valerio SibonaNew folderwireframe 2.pdfOfficials and development partners will gather to announce the opening of The Residences at PS 186, a 79 unit mixed-use affordable housing development, co-located with a new 11,302 square feet state-of-the art clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Continue Reading →

Health Department And Harlem Health Partners Issue Neighborhood Health Initiative Report

harlem partnership in healthThe New York City Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) today issued a report, “Launching a Neighborhood-Based Community Health Worker Initiative,” highlighting key health priorities of public housing residents living in five East and Central Harlem NYCHA developments. Continue Reading →

‘Negroes You Ain’t Never Seen Before’: Al Sharpton On Rangel Congressional Seat

seitu sharpton3The Rev. Al Sharpton discussed the race for retiring Congressman Charles Rangel‘s seat—using a weekly live address to endorse Rangel’s favored successor and to blast “political gentrification,” “new leadership” and “negroes you ain’t never seen before.” Continue Reading →

Touro Harlem Students Travel To Albany For “Advocacy Day”

image004Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem students traveled to Albany to participate in the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Advocacy Day, where they met with legislators and advocated for a variety of issues important to medical students and doctors. Continue Reading →