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 →

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 →

Harlem Council Member Rodriguez And Others Vote To Protect Residents From Hookah Danger

The New York City Council voted on a package of legislation regulating the use of hookah, including bills 1075-A and 1076-A introduced by Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and 139-C introduced by Council Member Vincent Gentile. Continue Reading →

Brewer Announces Return Of Fresh Food For Seniors For 2017 From Harlem To Houston

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the relaunch of her Fresh Food for Seniors program for 2017, which will operate through November, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito Supports Health Department Release Changes In Birth Certificate Gender Markers Data

The Health Department today released new vital statistics data on the number of people who have changed their gender marker on their birth certificate since 2014, when the Health Department and the City Council eased requirements for gender marker change applications. Continue Reading →

The Ida B. Wells Society Connects News Orgs To Journalists Of Color

The Nieman Lab reports that Nikole Hannah-Jones has heard all the excuses for why newsrooms can’t hire more reporters of color. Continue Reading →

Mayor De Blasio On Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And The Mandatory Inclusion Law

mayor-de-blasio1In a statement from Mayor Bill De Blasio on the Mandatory Inclusion Law regarding affordable housing and Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito stated that:

“Since adopting the nation’s most progressive affordable housing law last spring, the City has already approved developments with 4,500 affordable homes.

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Health Department Reports Four Babies Born With Zika Virus In New York City

zikaThe Health Department today issued a Health Alert informing health care providers that four additional babies have been born with congenital Zika virus syndrome in New York City since the Department announced the first case of Zika-related microcephaly in July. Continue Reading →

Health Department Recognizes Harlem’s Aisha Diori, World AIDS Day And New HIV Campaign

world-aids-day-2016In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Health Department today announced the launch of “Stay Sure,” a new sexual health media campaign that promotes HIV prevention services in New York City. 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 →

New HIV Outreach Effort Distributes Over 1,700 Free HIV Self-Test Kits To New Yorkers

mayor-de-blasio1At the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference in Denver, the New York City Health Department today presented findings from a new and successful outreach effort that distributes free HIV self-test kits to New Yorkers among populations overrepresented in the NYC HIV epidemic – men and transgender people who have sex with men (MTSM). Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches 2016-2017 Season Flu Shot Awareness Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

seniors in harlemThe Health Department today launched a public awareness campaign, “I Got My Flu Shot…Not the Flu,” reminding New Yorkers that the flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza and its terrible symptoms. Continue Reading →

Board Of Health Adopts Child Care Reforms Proposed By The Health Department

childrens self defense fundFollowing an increase in the frequency of inspections of low-performing child care programs, and the creation of a team dedicated to identify and close illegal daycare sites from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Health Department And Harlem Health Partners Issue Neighborhood Health Initiative Report

harlem partnership in healthThe New York City Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) today issued a report, “Launching a Neighborhood-Based Community Health Worker Initiative,” highlighting key health priorities of public housing residents living in five East and Central Harlem NYCHA developments. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches Campaign To Encourage Us To Drink Water And Aviod Surgery Beverages

health department in guideThe New York City Health Department today announced a new youth-centered advertising campaign to get New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis drinking more of the City’s high quality tap water. Continue Reading →