NY City Council Funds Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934The New York City Council led by Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has allocated $200,000 under the End the Epidemic budget to fund Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative program. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña And Others Announce New Intiative To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Students And Families

Fariña with studentsSchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a new partnership with the City’s three library systems, Google and Sprint to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots available for year-long rental to public school students and families to increase internet access at home. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Ydanis Rodriguez, TLC And Others Hosts Third Annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll

image002The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today hosted its third annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll event to spotlight the achievement of 378 of the city’s safest TLC-licensed drivers.  Continue Reading →

City Council Approves Plan To Make All NYC Single Restrooms Gender-Neutral

Single Restrooms Gender-NeutralNew York City Council has passed legislation that requires all publicly accessible single-occupant bathrooms to be gender neutral, reports DNAinfo. Continue Reading →

DOE Kicks Off Annual Summer Meals Program For Kids Across NYC

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Fariña today announced that the 2016 Summer Meals program will run from June 29 to September 2 at nearly 1,100 sites across New York City, providing free, healthy breakfast and lunch to millions of children over the summer. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Announced New Initiatives To Increase Diversity In Schools

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Carmen Fariña today announced six new initiatives aimed at increasing access and boosting diversity at New York City’s specialized high schools from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Food Bank Encourage NY’ers To Use EITC

melissa from harlem and foodHarlem’s speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with Council Member Daniel Dromm today visited Food Bank NYC in Jackson Heights to remind New Yorkers to file their taxes and to utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at free tax preparation sites at locations across the City. Continue Reading →

NYC Schools Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products From Harlem To Hollis

hygien for women in harlem and hollis1New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (pictured in the right hand corner) and others announce today announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative to outfit New York City public school restrooms with dispensers of free feminine hygiene products. Continue Reading →

Really, Harlem Elected To Make Citizenship Irrelevant?

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)The New York Post reports that New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has long refused to pledge even ceremonial allegiance to the American flag. No surprise, then, that she displays no respect for American citizenship, either. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Aannounces NYC Offer Free SAT

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Fariña today announced that New York City will offer the SAT exam free of charge to all students during the school day in the spring of their high school junior year, starting in the 2016-17 school year. Continue Reading →