Electeds Call For Robust Mental Health Services And Sensible Gun Regulations At Our Schools

Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Members Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger, Bill Perkins, and community advocates and called for robust mental health services and counseling in New York schools, and greater gun regulation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Deputy Mayor Glen Statement On Approval Of East Harlem And Other Developments

“As we work to make this city more equitable, we are building and preserving affordable housing at a record pace. Continue Reading →

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City Council Approves East Harlem Rezoning

Patch reports that a long-debated proposal to rezone East Harlem was approved with minimal fireworks Thursday by the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →

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Congrats, To Longtime Harlem Pol Who Prevailed Over Challengers

City Limits reports that in Harlem, it was legacy that trumped winds of change. Longtime Harlem pol Bill Perkins won the primary with 49 percent of the vote, a wide margin over challengers Marvin Holland, who received 20 percent, Cordell Cleare, who received 17 percent, and three other Democrats. Continue Reading →

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Central Harlem City Council Election District 9: Candidates, Polling Places And More

Voters in Central Harlem will take to the polls on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, to cast crucial votes in this year’s Democratic primary. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Bill Perkins, Adriano Espaillat, Inez Dickens, Brian A. Benjamin And Others At Harlem Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with residents of 9thCouncil District, represented by Council Member in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assembly Member Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

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Gun Incidents Near Morningside Park Ignite Fear In Harlem

A Queens teenager visiting his aunt in Harlem heard the chilling words “It’s time to get lit” before bullets suddenly pierced his right thigh and right foot. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Adriano Espaillat To Hold District Town Hall In Harlem

On Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EDT Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat will hold a town hall event at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, located at 163 West 125th Street (corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Adriano Espaillat And Others Speaks At Renaming Honoring Harry Belafonte (Video)

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks and unveil a plaque alongside First Lady Chirlane McCray and Harry Belafonte and New York Public Library President & CEO Tony Marx at the renaming of the 115th Street Library to the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Electeds And Others Praise Mayor de Blasio Plan To Launch ’3-K for All’

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong start on the path to success. Continue Reading →

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“Machine-Backed” Candidate Wins Battle Over Vacant Harlem Seat

The Observer reports that an arcane uptown contest marked with accusations and irregularities ended in a decisive victory for the New York County Democratic Party on Friday, March 11, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Struggling Abyssinian Development Property Fire Sale Triggers Legal Tug-Of-War

The financially-strapped Harlem Abyssinian Development has unloaded 31 properties in a fire sale that has triggered a legal tug-of-war between the new owners. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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