Congratulations, LPC Designated A Historic District In Central Harlem

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem – West 130-132nd Streets Historic District. 

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Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces Record Low Infant Mortality Rate From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released the 2016 Infant Mortality Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that infant mortality has dropped to a historic low in New York City, though disparities between race and ethnic groups persist. Continue Reading →

Legendary Martina Navratilova Honored By Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program

WTA Tennis reports that WTA legend Martina Navratilova was presented with the Shining Star Award by the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program at a charity gala in New York City on Monday. Continue Reading →

Central Harlem Historic District Gains Momentum

NY Curbed reports that a proposal to create a new historic district in Central Harlem is gaining steam; the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission fielded public testimony on the proposed district at a meeting on Tuesday, and there was unanimous support for designation. Continue Reading →

Health Department And Independent Pharmacies To Increase Access To Free Blood Pressure Checks

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce rates of high blood pressure among New Yorkers, the Health Department today announced a collaboration with New York City chain and independent pharmacies to promote access to free blood pressure checks across the city. Continue Reading →

The Mayor And Others Demand Albany Expand Speed Enforcement Cameras Near Schools In State Budget

Mayor de Blasio joined crash survivors, victims’ families, seniors and elected officials on the steps of City Hall to demand leaders in Albany include an expansion of New York City’s school zone speed enforcement camera program in the final state budget by April 1, 2018. Continue Reading →

Harlem Building And Historic District Under Consideration For Landmark Designation

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), unanimously voted in favor of calendaring. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches Campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses. Continue Reading →