Mayor De Blasio And MBP Brewer At City Resource Fair In Harlem

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will host a during City Hall in Your Borough week. Continue Reading →

The City Enforced Airbnb Fines From Harlem To Hollis When Something Happened

The Real Deal reports that active Airbnb listings are up slightly since NY City Hall started handing out fines in February 2017 for illegal listings. And areas like Harlem and Bushwick, where affordable housing is in short supply, are seeing a marked increase. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Rodriguez’s Legislation To Prevent Vehical-Based Attacks

Less than one month after a driver killed a young tourist and injured 20 pedestrians in Times Square, Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez announced legislation to take action and prevent similar tragedies. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bills Billion NYC Budget Adds Tax Exemptions From Harlem To Hollis

New York City’s municipal budget is $85.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year — reflecting a 14 percent hike over the $75 billion budget that the Democratic mayor and council leadership enacted in 2014, their first year in office. Continue Reading →

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 →