For the 2 year anniversary celebration, there will be a kicking off of the “Season of 1000 Roses” – with a goal to add 1000 additional heritage roses to Harlem by April 2012. There will also be the soft launch of the mobile walking tour, and a brief walking tour of the first phase of the tour will take place. Since October 2009, over 600 heritage roses have been planted in Harlem. Continue reading
The Nourishing Kitchen of New York City, in conjunction with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and Go Green East Harlem! present Earth Day in East Harlem.
Tenants of an historic Harlem enclave rallied Sunday in an effort to protect their housing as their building heads to the auction block.
Residents of The Riverton Houses say they are worried they will be kicked out of their low-income apartments when the property is sold at a public foreclosure auction Thursday.
The New York State Supreme Court ordered the complex to be auctioned off after its owner, Laurence Gluck, defaulted on the mortgage.
Gluck purchased the property with the intent of turning the rent stabilized units into market-rate apartments.
Lawmakers, including Congressman Charles Rangel, are urging potential bidders to maintain the property’s affordability. Continue reading
Who: Jay Marcus, Interim Executive Director of Hope Community, Inc., Eric Bluestone, Partner, Bluestone Organization, members of Hope’s Board of Directors and Bluestone Organization.
Confirmed Speakers include: NYC Housing Development Corporation Executive Director Marc Jahr, Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and Assembly member Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
What: Hope Community and the Bluestone Organization will hold a ground breaking ceremony at one of the construction sites for its Calvert Apartments, Calvert Lancaster and Madison Lancaster projects.
When: Friday, December 18th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
Where: Northeast corner of East 117th Street and Lexington Avenue. Continue reading
“Today’s confirmation represents a proud day for our nation, and an inspiring step forward for our judicial system. I join Americans across the country in celebrating all that Justice Sotomayor will bring to our Supreme Court as a remarkable legal scholar, a seasoned New Yorker, and yes, a wise Latina.”
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer marched along 5th Avenue for the 39th Annual New York City LGBT Pride Parade. The Borough President was joined by thousands of party-goers and was escorted along the parade route by staff, volunteers and interns to celebrate diversity and equality from Houston to Harlem. Continue reading
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer served as Assistant Marshall in the 51st annual Puerto Rican Day parade. The parade has grown to become the second largest parade in the five boroughs, honouring the achievements of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Continue reading