How Can I Get My Local Government To Pay Attention To Me In Harlem?

If you didn’t like a “recent election,” and you’ve been trying to get your city council in Harlem or Hollis to pay attention to some issues in your neighborhood that have been going on for a while now. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Council Member Rodriguez And Others Call To Hit And Run Driver At City Hall

Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (above) and others will call for the driver of a black Ford Econoline van to turn himself in, following a hit and run crash that left a man in critical condition on Monday morning in Midtown Manhattan. Continue Reading →

The “1769 9 Miles From N York,” Mile Stone In Harlem, NY, 1908 – 1965 (Photos)

The NY Times reports that before GIS, before GPS, before Google Earth, there was the milestone. These heavy markers, inscribed with distances to City Hall or other locations, went up in series as early as 1769, and once numbered 40 or 50 in all from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

City Announces Immediate Reforms In Wake of 6-Year-Old Harlem Boy’s Death

bill-de-blasio-in-caseMayor Bill de Blasio delivered a powerful statement at a press conference to announce immediate reforms to the Administration of Children’s Services following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins: “The buck stops here.” Continue Reading →