Transit Advocates Ask Subway Riders From Harlem To Hollis To Call The Mayor In Push For Fair Fares

Metro reports that as you wait on subway platforms this week, you may see transit advocates asking you to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to ask him to adopt “fair fares.” Continue Reading →

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Most Far Reaching Sexual Harassment Act In U.S. Now Law From Harlem To Hollywood

Mayor de Blasio signed the City Council’s groundbreaking and far reaching sexual harassment bill package into law today, responding to the #MeToo movement and calls across the country for an end to workplace abuse. Continue Reading →

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Leaders Praise The Mayor For Opening Of Overdose Prevention Centers From Harlem To Hollis

Speaker Corey Johnson said: “The Council has been a leader in the push to bring these centers to New York City, and we thank Mayor de Blasio for taking this brave, important and necessary step. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce $125 Million Annual Investment In Fair Student Funding

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson today announced an additional $125 million annual investment in “Fair Student Funding” (FSF) for New York City public schools, starting in the 2018-19 school year.
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NYCHA State Of Emergency From Harlem To Hollis Could Cost City Hundreds Of Millions

Curbed NY reports that Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially declared a state of emergency on the New York City Housing Authority, calling for the appointment of an independent monitor who will oversee expedited repairs at public housing facilities. Continue Reading →

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Human Rights Campaign Designates NYC Health + Hospitals A “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that 22 of its patient care locations (includes Harlem Hospital), across all five boroughs, have received the designation “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2018. Continue Reading →

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NYC Commission On Human Rights Launches Campaign To Report Harassment From Harlem To Hollis

The NYC Commission on Human Rights today launched a citywide ad campaign to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Other Mayors File Legal Brief Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced the Cities of Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, 44 other cities and counties. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation Extending Rent Stabilization Laws From Harlem To Hollis

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Mayor de Blasio today signed legislation that affirms New York City remains in a housing emergency and extends rent regulation laws for three years, through April 1, 2021. Continue Reading →

Advocates From Harlem To Hollis Call For New Chair Of NYC Landmarks Commission

New York History Blog reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed to overhaul its rules under the guise of “increasing transparency.” Continue Reading →

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Uptown Chair Ydanis Rodriguez “MTA Should Focus On Maintenance And Repairs,” From Harlem To Hollis

Today Thursday, March 8, 2018, the MTA testifies before the Council Committee on Transportation at its annual preliminary budget hearing for FY19. Below are opening remarks a prepared for delivery by Chair Ydanis Rodriguez. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Ariel Palitz As The First Ever Queen Of NYC Nightlife From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Mayor de Blasio announced that Ariel Palitz, a lifelong New Yorker and nightlife professional, will be New York City’s first ever Senior Executive Director of the Office of Nightlife. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rodriguez, Transportation Chair And Speaker Johnson Announce Car Free Day 2018

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation officially announced that New York City will organize its 3rd Car Free Day. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Comprehensive Enforcement Action Against Apartment Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that 250 apartment buildings have been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair. Continue Reading →

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City Announces Free Legal Services To Help Small Businesses With Leasing Issues

Today, the de Blasio administration announced the launch of a new program to help small business owners with issues related to a business lease. Continue Reading →

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Department Of Consumer Affairs Begins Accepting Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer Licenses

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas (pictured above) today announced that the application period for Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer licenses is now open. Continue Reading →

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Harlem, City Sues Landlord For Converting Rent Stabilized Units Into Illegal Hotel Rooms

The Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement is bringing a lawsuit against a Manhattan landlord who turned his four-story walkup into an illegal hotel through www.Airbnb.com. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Issues A Statement On Bollards Bill

Uptowns Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued a statement on the eve of Introduction 1658 becoming law. Continue Reading →

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The Right Cumbo For The New Majority Leader Of The NYC Council From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting. Continue Reading →

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Corey Johnson Elected As New City Council Speaker, Replaces Harlem’s Mark-Viverito

NY News Day reports that Corey Johnson was elected speaker of the City Council Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Major Announcement On Safety Bollards By Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

By Ydanis Rodriguez

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Today, January 2, 2018, the Administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced a plan to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or “safety bollards”, to high-profile sites and to create a process to simplify their design and construction. Continue Reading →

Health Department Deploys A Team To Puerto Rico As Part Of City’ Ongoing Relief Efforts

As part of the City’s ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts, the Health Department today deployed First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and three public health experts to Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Advocates Call For The Immediate Installation Of Safety Bollards

Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards. Continue Reading →

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NYC Temporary Closes Stores Illegally Selling Tobacco Products Uptown And In Brooklyn

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the temporary closing of four Manhattan businesses (three uptown): Continue Reading →

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