Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor de Blasio And Others Sign Laws For Free Lancers

viveritodeblasio1Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and others today held public hearings for, and signed, 12 pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Unite To Support Bill Increasing Safety Of Bicycling

Councilmember-Ydanis-Rodriguez1Today, despite the rain, Council Members Carlos Menchaca, Uptowns Ydanis Rodriguez, and Antonio Reynoso, advocates and community members came together at the steps of City Hall for a press conference in support of Intro. Continue Reading →

NYC Chancellor Farina Announces Summer In The City From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Fariña today announced the launch of Summer in the City (SITC), a brand-new approach to summer school for grades 2-12 which combines new curriculum, college-level and STEM-oriented enrichment programming, and educational visits to New York City cultural institutions. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $8 Bill Of Construction Projects From Harlem To Hollis

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio, Counsel to Mayor and M/WBE Director Maya Wiley, Contract Services Director Lisette Camilo, Senior Advisor to the Mayor Bill Goldstein, and School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo,… Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis: City Council Passes Bill Outlawing Credit Checks On Job Applicants

background chack in nycThe City Council on Thursday passed a bill prohibiting credit checks on most job applicants, except those being hired for top-level executive positions with fiduciary responsibilities as well as potential employees, who manage assets or oversee financial agreements worth $10,000 or more. Continue Reading →