De Blaso, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others Provide Legal Council For All Low-Income Tenants

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 214-B into law, and solidified the City’s commitment to providing all low-income tenants facing eviction with legal representation in Housing Court. Continue Reading →

Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Following the news of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to raise revenue needed to fix our struggling subway system and support lower-income New Yorkers with subsidized fares, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez released the following statement. 

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De Blasio Has A Lohta Say To Coumo About “… Making Sure Our Subways Run” From Harlem To Hollis

On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) pushed back at assertions from Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) and MTA chairman Joe Lhota (middle) regarding who controls the subway—and thus, is ultimately responsible for its swift, inevitable decline in the past few months. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces His Cultural Plan For All New Yorkers, CreateNYC

Mayor de Blasio today joined NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer to release CreateNYC, New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Continue Reading →

Rats, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Advisor Fialkoff Announce Summer Jobs Gains From Harlem To Hollis

Celebrating two years of progress, the Center for Youth Employment (CYE), a public-private partnership between the de Blasio administration and local private sector leaders, tripled the number of summer jobs for New York City’s most vulnerable youth—New Yorkers ages 14 to 24 who are or have been involved in the shelter, justice or foster care systems. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Wants To Hire Someone For The Coolest Job From Harlem To Hollis

NY Daily News reports that club kids, barflies and punk rockers, it’s time to brush off your resumes and start working for the man. Continue Reading →

Mayor’s Program To Curb Efforts Of Extreme Summer Heat From Harlem To Hollis

Before the hottest days of the summer arrive, Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing the launch of Cool Neighborhoods NYC, a new $106 million program designed to curb the effect of extreme heat, and protect against the worst effects of rising temperatures from climate change. Continue Reading →

Minority Hiring Goals Out Of Reach From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio administration has ambitious goals for minority- and women-
owned businesses, but in the construction industry, few such firms have the capacity to meet them, an industry group’s study has found. Continue Reading →

Electeds de Blasio, Levine, Espaillat And Others Announce Cameras At NYCHA Houses

The de Blasio Administration today kicked off National Safety Month by announcing the installation of new closed-circuit television cameras at 22 public housing developments, representing an investment of $15 million in City and State funding. Continue Reading →

Minority Hiring Goals Out Of Reach From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio administration has ambitious goals for minority- and women-
owned businesses, but in the construction industry, few such firms have the capacity to meet them, an industry group’s study has found. Continue Reading →

Affordable East Harlem Apartments Will Get Created Under Accelerated Program

NY Curbed reports that the De Blasio administration has made a fair bit of progress in its initiative to create more affordable housing throughout the city. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Resiliency Guidelines For Climate Change

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the release of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines, which for the first time establish citywide guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities. Continue Reading →

One Time Harlem Principal Accused Of Passing Kids Who Fail

This principal didn’t do his math. Tyee Chin of Flushing HS — a cornerstone of Mayor de Blasio’s limping Renewal Schools program — demands that teachers aim to pass 75 percent of their students, or else. Continue Reading →

Schomburg’s Mary Yearwood Appointed By Mayor de Blasio To The Archive

Today, Mayor de Blasio announced  that Mary Yearwood, Director of Collections and Information Services, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has been appointed to the 15 member of the Archives, Reference and Research Advisory Board. Continue Reading →