Harlem’s Bill Perkins, Adriano Espaillat, Inez Dickens, Brian A. Benjamin And Others At Harlem Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with residents of 9thCouncil District, represented by Council Member in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assembly Member Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

Harlem Special Election With A Brian Benjamin Win

Harlem’s game of political musical chairs comes to an end Tuesday. Voters elected Democrat Brian Benjamin to serve as the new State Senator for New York’s 30th District — which spans most of Central Harlem and parts of West Harlem, East Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Festival’s 2017 Lynnette Velasco Award Recipient and Honorees

The Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) announced today that actor, former Marine and Harlem fire fighter Hisham Tawfiq, will receive the 2017 Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award during its 6th anniversary gala on Thursday, March 30 at Riverside Church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Holland Challenges Perkins For Harlem Primary Seat

Union organizer Marvin Holland, the runner up in Tuesday’s special election for the District 9 City Council seat, has confirmed to Gotham Gazette that he will mount a challenge against the winner Bill Perkins when the seat is up for grabs again later this year. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Special Election Results

Update: In a low-turnout affair State Senator Bill Perkins was declared victorious in a special election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Inez Dickens Sworn At Harlem Hospital

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On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, Harlem City Councilwoman Inez Dickens was sworn in at a standing room only ceremony at Harlem Hospital to serve in the New York state Assembly, 70th Assembly District, Manhattan.

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Harlem City Council Candidates Debate Housing Policy

Nine of the 12 candidates vying for the Harlem City Council seat vacated by Inez Dickens made their pitches to Harlem voters Tuesday night at a well-attended debate focused on housing policy. Continue Reading →

Congressman Adriano Espaillat And Others To Hold District Healthcare Town Hall

Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13) will hold three (3) healthcare town halls on the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare this Sunday, to discuss its benefits and the impact it will have in the community if repealed by the Trump Administration. Continue Reading →

Special Election For Harlem City Council Seat Kicks Off

marvin_holland_sylvia_tyler-cropIt’s going to be a sprint of an election — though it’s not clear how many candidates are running or how many voters will participate — with ballots likely to be cast sometime in February, 2017. Continue Reading →

Donald Trump Defeats Hillary Clinton

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As Harlem’s Inez Dickens was relected, Marisol Alcantara won Adriano Espaillat’s Senate seat, and Espaillat won retiring congressman Charles Rangel’s seat, Hillary Clinton lose the presidential election to Donald John TrumpContinue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Inez Dickens Victory Party At Londels In Harlem

inze1On November 11th, 2016, City Council member for District 9, Democrat Inez Dickens victory party was celebrated at Londel’s at 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd, in Harlem, New York.

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Harlem River Houses Public Library Branch Tabbed For Expansion

screen_shot_2016-10-27_at_13617_pm-1477589814-8710The Macomb’s Bridge branch of the New York Public Library — located within the Harlem River Houses — has about a fourth as much seating space as a subway car. Continue Reading →

Officials And Development Partners Gather For Opening Of PS 186

G:Valerio SibonaNew folderwireframe 2.pdfOfficials and development partners will gather to announce the opening of The Residences at PS 186, a 79 unit mixed-use affordable housing development, co-located with a new 11,302 square feet state-of-the art clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Continue Reading →

Nate Parker’s “The Birth Of A Nation,” Arrives At AMC Magic Johnson In Harlem (Video)

harlem1This week, Fox Searchlight held community-focused screenings of the new film The Birth of a Nation* in various markets around the country in Los Angeles, Charlotte, Detroit, HoustonMiami, Queens and Harlem. Continue Reading →

Orfeo Antillano’s 12th Annual BBQ Fundraiser & Performance

seitu derby5A great way to end the week long Harlem-Havana Educational & Cultural Festival is to come enjoy on Sunday 8/21 from 2-8pm a small but far-reaching 501(c)(3) Afro-Cuban Dance Company located in Harlem on 128th Street and Convent Avenue. Continue Reading →