First Lady McCray Announces NYCHOPE, New Web Portal For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of New York City’s first-ever, web-based portal, NYCHOPE, dedicated to providing resources to survivors and information to all City residents about how to help someone experiencing domestic violence. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Investment To Break Cycle Of Female Incarceration

Today First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a set of new initiatives designed to break the cycle of incarceration for women from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces Expansion Of Mental Health Services For Domestic Violence Survivors

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Commissioner Cecile Noel of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and NYC Health + Hospitals announced the expansion of Mental Health Teams at all five of the City’s Family Justice Centers, with one in each borough. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Announces Partnerships To Strengthening Aid For Those With Disabilities

The de Blasio Administration joined Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute today to announce the launch of Empowered Cities, a national initiative that encourages municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion to people living with disabilities and their families. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And First Lady Chirlane McCray Announce National Opioid Lawsuit

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a the City had filed a lawsuit today in New York State Supreme Court to hold manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the City’s ongoing deadly opioid epidemic. Continue Reading →

New Health Department Data Find Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Mental Health Problems

The Health Department today released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, Cities Thrive Coalition Asks Congress To Increase Funding For Critical Health Programs

The Cities Thrive Coalition, led by the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, today sent a letter signed by nearly 100 bipartisan mayors to congressional leadership outlining priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018 government funding package. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches New Partnership To Promote Mental Health And More

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced Sisters Thrive, a women-led, family-centered volunteer effort to promote mental health literacy in Black communities. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Veterans Day 2017 Event In Harlem (Photographs)

By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his lovely wife Chirlane McCray first lady Veterans Day 2017 for their annual event were joined by David Dinkins, Charles Rangel, son Steve Rangel, and many others at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

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 →