Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio And Others Expand Paid Leave To Domestic Violence Survivors

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1313-A that expands paid leave to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking survivors. Continue Reading →

Join The de Blasio’s At The Annual Halloween At Gracie Mansion Ticket Giveaway

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the opening of the annual Halloween at Grace Mansion ticket giveaway. Continue Reading →

Check Out The Upcoming Events This October 2017 At The Schomburg In Harlem

Our friends at the Schomburg wanted us to let you know that the fall season at the Schomburg is well underway. Continue Reading →

The Expansion Of Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Housing Authority will bring two urban farms to public housing developments in 2017, continuing a program launched in 2016 that brought farms to developments in Brownsville, Canarsie and East Harlem. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYCHA Farm Expansion

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships came together today. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray Announces NYC Children’s And Robin Hood Partnership

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, and Robin Hood CEO Wes announced today a partnership between the NYC Children’s Cabinet and Robin Hood. Continue Reading →

Health Department Finds LBGTQ Kids At Greater Risk Of Depression And Leaving Home

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief which found that New York City public high school students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning (LGBTQ) are at a higher risk of experiencing stress, bullying, depressive symptoms, and living away from guardians when compared to youth who self-identified as non-LGBTQ. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, City Leaders At “Dreamer Dinner” From Harlem To Hollis At Gracie Mansion

Last week, First Lady Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Acting Commissioner Bitta Mostofi of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, held a “Dreamer Dinner” at Gracie Mansion with immigrant youth, including beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Initiative Pairing Vocational And Educational Opps From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Mayor de Blasio and, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced a four-year $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to integrate child-care support and parent coaching into its services for young parents who are out-of-work and out-of-school. Continue Reading →

NYC Mayor’s Fund To Advance Fallen Heroes Relief Effort To Stand With The NYPD

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City today announced that it is activating its Fallen Heroes Relief Effort following the tragic killing of Officer Miosotis Familia in the line of duty in the Bronx on the morning of July 5th, 2017. Continue Reading →

NYC Joins Amicus Brief In Challenging Gender-Affirming Surgery Denial

On June 28, 2017, New York City joined a coalition of municipalities and private employers across the United States in filing an amicus brief in Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Online Health Thrive Learning Center

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, today announced the launch of the Thrive Learning Center. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And First Lady McCray Release Domestic Violence Task Force Report

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today released the Domestic Violence Task Force Report, recommendations to reduce domestic violence in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kurtis Blow And First Lady Chirlane McCray To Announce National Youth Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, April 26, First Lady Chirlane McCray will announce the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

Rev. Sharpton To Focus On Trump During National Action Network’s Convention (Update)

NY Daily News reports that the National Action Network holds its annual convention this week — with an emphasis on action. Continue Reading →