Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Advocates Call For The Immediate Installation Of Safety Bollards

Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Activates ParkNYC Mobile Payment System From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that ParkNYC, a new and convenient way to pay for on-street parking in New York City, is now available to drivers in all five boroughs with this week’s activation of the program in Queens. Continue Reading →

Elected Officials And Advocates Rally To Strengthen Parks From Harlem To Hollis

harlems mark levineToday, City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine and New Yorkers for Parks were joined by elected officials, community garden enthusiasts and advocates from across the city, who gathered to rally in support of the City’s parks and green spaces. Continue Reading →

Brewer And Chin Unveil Deed Restriction Reform Bill

chin and brewer in nycOn Wednesday, May 23rd, 2016 Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Councilmember Margaret Chin will unveil legislation to reform the city’s practices concerning the modification of deed restrictions.

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Brewer, Levine And Chin Call For Transparency In Deed Restriction Revelation In Harlem

brewe levine chinBorough President Gale A. Brewer, Council Member Mark Levine, and Council Member Margaret Chin jointly issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →

Zoning For Affordable Housing Ok’d NY City Council

city-council-hearing MIHSeveral protesters glued their hands together and chanted loudly in opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two big zoning policies yesterday at City Hall, but the City Council still passed the two affordable housing proposals, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), with little opposition. Continue Reading →

City Council Levine To Require Parks Annual Report

levine regarding parks in harlemHarlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that the Council passed Intro 558, a bill he sponsored that would require the Parks Department (DPR) to submit an annual report to the Council on the status of disability access in its facilities and its compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Continue Reading →