First Lady Chirlane McCray And Others Announce M/WBE’s Loans From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, Citywide Director of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), today announced the launch of the Contract Financing Loan Fund, allowing M/WBEs to apply for low-interest contract financing loans of up to $500,000 for M/WBEs. Continue Reading →

NYC And San Francisco File Brief On Behalf Of Transgender Students

The de Blasio Administration today announced that New York City, in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco, and together with a coalition of 29 other municipalities across the nation, has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the plaintiff in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.  Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Resources To Combat Sex Trafficking In NYC

First Lady Chirlane McCray (pictured) and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced the City would be expanding its resources to combat sex trafficking in New York City. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs Kicked Off NYC Free Tax Prep From Harlem To Hollis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked off the tax season with the launch of the Agency’s 15th annual tax time campaign and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Continue Reading →

Statement From First Lady Chirlane McCray On Senates Passage Of Bi-Partisan Mental Health Bill

chirlane-mccrayWith an inordinate number of mental health (depression, mental distress, etc.,) residents in Harlem, New York, Harlem World Magazine thinks that the statement by First Lady Chirlane McCray is a great first step forward:

“Today, the Senate passed H.R. 34., the most extensive Congressional investment in mental health in decades. This legislation moves our communities a step closer to getting the mental health care they desperately need and deserve. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

NYC Launches Series Of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film And TV Industry

women-underrepresentationMayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel, Cuomo And The de Blasio’s Celebrate Harlem/Havana Festival 2016

rangels harlem havanaFollowing Congressman Charles Rangel announcement of Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival with Governor Andrew Cuomo in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a celebration on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Continue Reading →

‘Build Something Better’ Mayor de Blasio Said About On Race Relations In Harlem Church

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Newsday reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio told congregants of a Harlem church on Sunday that though the nation and city have a history of racism to overcome, progress has been made and hope must not be abandoned. Continue Reading →