Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin Introduces Bill To Stop ‘SoHa’ Rebranding

In one of his first orders of business in the New York State Senate, newly-elected Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin has introduced legislation to prevent the real estate industry and other actors from rebranding existing neighborhoods without residents’ permission. Continue Reading →

Harlem Residents Say So What Over Push To Rename The Area Soha

NY1 reports that of all the neighborhood names in America, few are as rich historically, socially, and culturally as Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Special Election With A Brian Benjamin Win

Harlem’s game of political musical chairs comes to an end Tuesday. Voters elected Democrat Brian Benjamin to serve as the new State Senator for New York’s 30th District — which spans most of Central Harlem and parts of West Harlem, East Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

Special Election Tuesday For State Senate Seat In Harlem

NY1 reports that a special election is being held Tuesday in Harlem to fill the state senate seat vacated by Bill Perkins. Continue Reading →

Harlem State Senate Candidate Reality Star Shows It’s About The Benjamins

State Senate Harlem candidate Brian Benjamin is a real-estate developer, community-board chairman — and a former reality-TV star accused of stealing everything from a computer to hair extensions from his cancer-stricken girlfriend. Continue Reading →

Harlem State Senator Candidate Is Exec At Company That Owns Problem Properties

Many tenants in Harlem who are lacking heat or hot water, living in decrepit conditions, or getting slapped with an eviction notice now know who to call: soon-to-be state Sen. Brian Benjamin. Continue Reading →

“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 →

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 →

Harlem Candidates Accuse Democratic Machine Of Rigging Contest

The Observer reports that three outsider candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for a Harlem State Senate seat penned a letter lashing out at New York County Chairman Keith Wright, accusing the party boss of acts tantamount to “voter suppression” in his bid to install his favored contender in office, and threatening him with legal action. Continue Reading →