East Harlem Preservation reports that the community uproar over the NYC Districting Commission’s latest changes to District 8 has taken a new turn as local residents are now directing their anger at Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who holds great influence on how the lines are ultimately drawn. Continue reading
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Residents of these two diverse, vibrant neighborhoods have long dealt with the pressures of gentrification and have struggled for affordability. Their story is told in two recent documentaries. Continue reading
Daniel Perez (1930-2010)
Hundreds of local residents, friends and family paid homage to the late Daniel (Danny) Perez during a February 21 service held at the Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church in Harlem. Mr. Perez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on July 21, 1930 to Francisca Perez and Tito Morrell. After an early military career, Danny turned to a life of community service. In 1962, he was elected PTA President at Public School 27. Mr. Perez went on to work with local legislators and planning agencies as Model Cities, the Community Assistance Unit, and Community Boards 10 and 11. Danny is survived by a wife, three daughters, three sons, 16 grandchildren, and a large extended family. He will also be remembered by the many friends and colleagues he met throughout the years. As Mr. Perez had served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, Danny has been laid to rest at Calverton National Cemetery.
Thank you, Danny
East Harlem Preservation
Funeral Mass for The Hon. Olga A. Mendez to be Held on Monday, August 3rd from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Agony, 1834 Third Avenue @ 101st Street
While she raised lots of eyebrows with controversial political alliance, everyone agrees that the former New York State Senator was a trailblazer for Puerto Rican women and a popular fixture in East Harlem. Click here to learn more.
Governor Paterson Announces RFP For Healthy Food/Healthy Communities Initiative
A request for proposals from potential program administrators has been issued for the $10 million Healthy Food-Healthy Communities Revolving Loan Fund program to help develop food markets in underserved communities in NYS and increase availability of nutritious foods in areas lacking access to fresh food markets. Deadline: September 3rd. Click here to read the press release.
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