Inwood Library’s Transformation Into Affordable Housing Is Closer

NY Curbed reports that plans to redevelop Inwood’s library into affordable housing is moving forward. Last week, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in partnership with the New York Public Library, released a request for proposals to redevelop the site at 4790 Broadway. Continue Reading →

East Harlem-El Barrio Community Land Trust Gets Slice Of $1.65M For Homeless

Picture the Homeless has been talking about community land trusts as a tool for helping the homeless for more than a decade. Continue Reading →

Vacant Lots To Become More Than 400 ‘Affordable’ Homes From Harlem To Hollis

The city[easyazon_link identifier=”0117529443″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Department of Housing Preservation and Development[/easyazon_link] is teaming up with private developers to construct more than 400 below-market apartments and homes on vacant city-owned lots in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem, the city announced Monday. Continue Reading →

Harlem Reporters And Others Talk Rezoning And More With HPD Commissioner Torres-Springer

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing agency in the nation. Continue Reading →

Affordable East Harlem Apartments Will Get Created Under Accelerated Program

NY Curbed reports that the De Blasio administration has made a fair bit of progress in its initiative to create more affordable housing throughout the city. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Support Of “Ready To Rent” Program

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of the “Ready to Rent: Financial Counseling for Affordable Housing” program. Continue Reading →

Funding Available For Residential Building Owners Seeking To Prevent Health Hazards

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) remind building owners of free federal grants available to correct health hazards in buildings constructed before 1960. Continue Reading →

HPD Announces Distressed Properties In 2017 Alternative Enforce From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces the 2017 Alternative Enforcement Program list. Continue Reading →

Harlem Developers, NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed Income Housing And Open Space

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a 58,000 square foot site in Long Island City, Queens. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announced Torres-Springer And Patchett To New City Jobs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Maria Torres-Springer will serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development when its current commissioner, Vicki Been, returns to teaching at New York University. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC And The Mayor’s Office Announce Plan For VR/AR Lab

virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality-vr-ar-lab-fnalNew York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today announced plans for a City-supported Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) lab for creators from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Moves Forward In Harlem

harlem-african-burial-ground-task-force-nyc-untapped-cities5Since the Village of Harlem was founded in 1660, it has served as a major residential and cultural center for communities of African descent. Continue Reading →

Growth From Harlem To Hollis Adds Over 26,000 Jobs in Month Of June And More

east-harlem sliderThe New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for June 2016 by the New York State Department of Labor, New York City added 26,400 private sector jobs in June 2016. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Celebrates Global Design During NYCxDESIGN Week

design1With Harlem being one of the great arts mecca’s in the world, we were especially interested in the NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s two-week celebration of global design afew weeks ago. Continue Reading →

IN2NYC Applications Open At The City College Of NY

City-College's-Sophie-Davis-School-of-Biomedical-Education (1)On Monday, May 23, NYCEDC will open applications for its International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC). In celebration, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer will tour the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, a CUNY startup incubator and one of the IN2NYC partner institutions. Continue Reading →