Seitu’s World: Gracie Mansion Harlem Havana 2017 Kick Off

Photographs By Seitu Oronde

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Seitu Oronde was on the scene for a wonderful gathering of Harlemites, electeds, friends, residents and more at Gracie Mansion for the Harlem Havana 2017 Kick Off just south of Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Crumbling Wall At Popular NYC Waterfront Park Sparks New Concern In Harlem

The collapse of a 30-foot chunk of wall into the East River at the Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side has New Yorkers worried about what they’re walking on above the water. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kurtis Blow And First Lady Chirlane McCray To Announce National Youth Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, April 26, First Lady Chirlane McCray will announce the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

Gracie Mansion Conservancy Announces The Opening Of “New York 1942”

Today, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gracie Mansion serving as New York City’s Mayoral residence, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy announces a new exhibit, New York 1942, with images from Harem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Rezoning Opponents Deliver Giant Turkey To Mayor Bill de Blasio

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Protesters marched on Gracie Mansion carrying a giant plastic turkey Sunday to voice their opposition of a plan to upzone East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Promotes Smoother F.D.R. Drive From Harlem To Hollis

fdr drive workNY Times reports that a few months after moving into Gracie Mansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio approached his transportation commissioner with a question: How do we fix the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive? Continue Reading →