Leaders Praise The Mayor For Opening Of Overdose Prevention Centers From Harlem To Hollis

Speaker Corey Johnson said: “The Council has been a leader in the push to bring these centers to New York City, and we thank Mayor de Blasio for taking this brave, important and necessary step. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray Announces Groundbreaking Initiative To Intervene In Domestic Violence

Today, First Lady Chirlane McCray announced Interrupting Violence At Home, a groundbreaking citywide effort to address domestic violence through services, training, and intervention for abusive partners who are not involved in the criminal justice system. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces New Legal Framework Of Pedal Assist Bicycles From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that DOT will begin the rule-making process to clarify that pedal-assist bicycles are legal to operate in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Senator Marisol Alcántara And Others To Protest Closure Of High School For Health Careers And Sciences Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (pictured) joined the office of Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, parents and school leaders to protest the closure of the High School for Health Careers and Sciences and urge the Education Department to reconsider their decision. Continue Reading →

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Inwood Tenants Living With No Heat Or Hot Water Say “Enough Is Enough”

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez joined NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, Representatives from LIUNA Local 78, Tenant Advocates, and residents of 3852 10th Avenue in Inwood, to call on landlord Julian Rodriguez to restore services to the tenants. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s State Senator Marisol Alcántara On Passage Of ‘Card Check’ Bill

Statement from State Senator Marisol Alcántara:

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As a former organizer for the New York Nurses Association, I know that collective bargaining is critical to our workforce in New York and across the nation. Continue Reading →

Uptown State Senator Marisol Alcántara Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Statement

A statement from Upper Manhattan State Senator Marisol Alcántara on president Donald Trump’s statement:

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From the first day of his administration, when I was arrested in front of Trump Tower, I have been vocal against the racism and sexism that he cannot or will not avoid spouting.

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Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →

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Statements By Mayor de Blasio And Others On Enactment Of Expanding Economic Opps For City’s M/WBES

On December 29, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation, Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017, sponsored by State Senator Marisol Alcántara and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, which gives the City of New York the authority to increase economic opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Continue Reading →

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Uptown Senator Alcántara And Worker-Owners Celebrate Passage Of Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) celebrated the passage of her bill, the Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act, together with worker-owners, advocates, union members, and employee-ownership transition specialists at New York City Hall today. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Senator Alcántara Announces State Funding For Dominican Medical Association

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) announced $50,000 in state funding for the Dominican Medical Association on Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Senator Marisol Alcántara And CUNY In The Heights Hold College

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Seny Taveras, Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, held a College Resource Fair featuring close to 30 universities and more than 20 education professionals to help local youth apply for college today. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Senator Marisol Alcántara Announces $25,000 In Funding For Literacy, Inc

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) announced $25,000 in state funding for Literacy, Inc. today at the Inwood Library. Continue Reading →

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Electeds Hold Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De la Rosa and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, distributed over a thousand Thanksgiving turkeys to Uptown families at United Palace Theater yesterday. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Praise NYPD And DA’s Office On Harlem Hit And Run

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Today, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and others gave a press conference to praise the great work of the NYPD and the Brooklyn DA’s Office that led the driver who killed beloved DJ Jean Paul Guerrero. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Adriano Espaillat Honors The Memory Of The Victims Of Flight 587

Yesterday Sunday, October 29, 2017, with their friends, families, and community leaders, New York unveiled “Flight 587 Way” at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in honor to the victims and their families whose lives have been marked on Monday, November 12, 2001 by this tragic accident. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Marisol Alcántara Announces $35,000 In Funding To Street Corner Resources

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Iesha Sekou, executive director of Street Corner Resources and local at-risk youth, announced $35,000 in state funding to provide anti-violence programming in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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In The Wake Of Young Woman’s Suicide Uptown, Alcántara And Others Support “Life is Precious”

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Upper Manhattan is the epicenter of this epidemic…

State Senator Marisol Alcántara together with State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, mental health advocates, and members of the school community, unveiled $400,000 in state funding for a “Life is Precious” suicide prevention program that is focused on young Latinas. Continue Reading →

Community Gather To Mark One Month Amanda Morales Guerra Took Refuge Uptown

TOMORROW Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 PM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Marisol Alcántara, Adriano Espaillat And DREAMers Rally For DREAM Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with DACA recipients, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, supporters and DREAMers speak out at rally. Continue Reading →

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Senator Marisol Alcántara To Announce $80,000 For Washington Heights

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with the Dominican Women’s Development Center, will announce $80,000 in state funding for an after school program targeting Washington Heights’ at-risk youth on Thursday, August 31, at Mama Tingo Child Care and Learning Center, 2340 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Senator Marisol Alcantara And Queens Jose Peralta Announce State Allocate Funding

To help community-based organizations which work to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and their residents, State Senator Marisol Alcantara and State Senator Jose Peralta announced a state allocation of $150,000 for Citizens Committee for New York. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez, Rep Adriano Espaillat, And Others Stand Behind Mother Facing Deportation

Amanda, a working mom of three U.S. citizen children, entered sanctuary on Thursday night to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala, a country her children have never known, and where she faced death threats before fleeing. Continue Reading →

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Senator Marisol Alcántara Announces Washington Heights’ First Drop-In Center For Homeless LGBTQ Youth

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with the Dominican Women’s Development Center, announced $100,000 in state funding today for [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BLRAUGA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Washington Heights[/easyazon_link]’ first drop-in center for homeless LGBTQ youth at Holyrood Episcopal Church which will provide space for the center. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Adriano Espaillat Led Uptown Electeds And Others On Subway Crisis Answers

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat led a group of New York State and New York City elected officials for a community discussion for constituents to address New York’s subway crisis following a series of derailments, commuter delays, cancellations, fires and a host of other transit issues. Continue Reading →

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