Harlem’s Rodriguez Leads Supermajority Endorse Public Funding For Citi Bike Expansion

Flanked by colleagues, Citi Bike riders and bike advocates, Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, released this letter to Mayor de Blasio, signed by 34 Council Members, requesting funding in the upcoming budget for the expansion of Citi Bike to all five boroughs. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Rodriguez, Mayor de Blasio And Others Announces Subway Outreach Against Discrimination

The NYC Commission on Human Rights announces today a series of actions to provide New Yorkers with tools to report incidents of discrimination and harassment, as well as information for immigrant communities. Continue Reading →

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 →