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Care Act known as Obamacare this Sunday, to discuss its benefits and the impact it will have in the community if repealed by the Trump Administration.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 →