ACS Commissioner And Others Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Capping Child Welfare Funds

NY Daily News reports that a year ago, the city’s child welfare agency was reeling. A string of brutal child deaths revealed serious flaws in the system where caseworkers weren’t following up and the city’s most vulnerable were left in the line of fire. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Calls On Local Employers To Hire NYC Interns This Summer Through Ads

The Office of Strategic Partnerships marked the beginning of the 2018 summer intern hiring season by launching a campaign that encourages New York City employers to provide internships to young New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

Mayors From Across The Country Join Mayor de Blasio In Supporting Net-Neutrality Protections

Today, Mayor de Blasio, joined by 11 mayors and city leaders from across the country, signed on to the Cities Open Internet Pledge in coordinated resistance to the federal government’s repeal of net-neutrality protections. Continue Reading →

De Blasio Administration Announces New Measures To Expedite NYCHA Hearing System

The de Blasio Administration today announced measures to expedite major heating upgrades at public housing by 8 to 20 months, depending on the size of the project. Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity Companies Bringing Jobs To NYC, Following de Blasio’s Cyber NYC Initiative

From the stage of Cybertech TLV, one of the world’s largest convenings of the cybersecurity industry, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett made the case for New York City as a second home for international firms and announced a swell of new expansions from major industry players. Continue Reading →

Sign Up For Open Data Week 2018

Last year the Mayer de Blasio administration presented Open Data Week for the first time in collaboration with BetaNYC and the broader civic tech community.  Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit February Event Schedule In Harlem

Throughout February, Mayor de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit has events planned citywide to help New Yorkers access resources and information from the Tenant Support Unit, Home Support Unit, and GetCoveredNYC. Continue Reading →

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 →

NYCHA Needs More than $200 Million, Say Residents

City Limits reports a night before Mayor de Blasio was to unveil the first budget of his second term, NYCHA residents and their allies made a plea for more funding than the mayor has pledged. Continue Reading →

Clayton Banks Talks Harlem Tech On The Danny Tisdale Show (Podcast)

Join Clayton Banks, co-founder of Silicon Harlem, as he discusses becoming a member of the Mayor de Blasio’s NYCx Technology Leadership Council with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.

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Fewest Annual Murders And Shooting Incidents Ever Recorded In The Modern Era From Harlem To Hollis

With the close of 2017, New York City marks three new crime reduction benchmarks: the first time the total number of index crimes has fallen below 100,000; the first time the number of shooting incidents has fallen below 800; and the first time the total number of murders has fallen below 300. Continue Reading →

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 →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Aid For Hurricane Maria Residents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies… Continue Reading →

“Art In The Parks Active Open Space” Program Creates Eight New Public Art From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department, in partnership with NYC Parks, today announced the installation of eight new public artworks in parks in the South Bronx, East Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Mott Haven, Rise In Homeless Is One Of The Biggest In The U.S.

We can see the effects in Harlem, homelessness in New York City rose by 4.1% in 2017 overall, one of the bigger increases in the U.S., according to a federal report released Wednesday. Continue Reading →

MTA Should Only Focus On Maintenance, Repair And The Signal System

Today November 30th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, proposed measures to improve service delivery by the MTA. Continue Reading →