Council Vote To Improve Access To Resources To Help Families From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for each school. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Rodriquez, Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Immigration Law

The City Council Committee on Immigration, chaired by Carlos Menchaca, and Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriquez and others reps responded quickly to the recent Trump Administration’s announcement signaling the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

El Barrio’s Fav Outdoor Party Spot To Get Million Dollar Makeover

The city will foot the bill for a $5.5 million renovation of the outdoor portion of La Marqueta, the popular neighborhood spot for live music and dancing under the Metro North track on Park Avenue and 116th Street, DNAinfo New York has learned. Continue Reading →

East Harlem African Burial Ground Project Gains Key Approval

A city project to construct a massive mixed-use development on the site of a former bus depot in East Harlem has been approved by the City Planning Commission, making it one step away from completing the public review process. Continue Reading →

Harlem State Assembly Member And Council Hopeful MIA At Crucial School Control Vote

As the race for a City Council seat heats up, candidate Robert Rodriguez — also a member of the state Assembly — is under fire for missing a critical vote to determine the future of New York City public schools. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Mark-Viverito And Others Helping To Improve Quality Of Life For All

Yesterday, the city took important steps to hold landlords accountable and make our streets safer by passing legislation that will help with the crisis when it comes to affordable housing, and to protect pedestrians and cyclists who are the most vulnerable street users.

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Fight For Affordable Flood Insurance

The cost of flood insurance could reach crisis levels for low-income New Yorkers and other low-income Americans if Congress does not act to reform FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Food Bank Encourage NY’ers To Use EITC

melissa from harlem and foodHarlem’s speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with Council Member Daniel Dromm today visited Food Bank NYC in Jackson Heights to remind New Yorkers to file their taxes and to utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at free tax preparation sites at locations across the City. Continue Reading →

Mark-Viverito’s East Harlem Plan Recommends Tossing Parking Minimums

Screen-Shot-2016-02-26-at-11.03.02-AMCouncil Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito has released an “East Harlem Neighborhood Plan” to guide the city’s rezoning of the community, and one of the recommendations is the elimination of parking minimums. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Council Speaker Mark-Viverito On Exclusion of Bankruptcy Protection

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoStatement by Harlem’s Council Speaker Mark-Viverito about exclusion of bankruptcy protections for Puerto Rico in 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill.

“Once again, the Republican Congress has singled out Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens. Continue Reading →

Join The Swearing-in Ceremony With Former Mayor Dinkins Of New Democratic District Leaders In Harlem

DinkinsThe Inaugural Committee of the East Harlem/El Barrio Democratic Club requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the Inauguration of Ruiz and Melissa Mark Viverito and Johnny C. Rivera as Democratic District Leaders. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito to open Para Sol expo at La Marqueta

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoSpeaker Melissa Mark Viverito will open the Para Sol expo at La Marqueta and will lead a “Sunday in El Barrio” tour in East Harlem this Sunday, June 28.
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Harlem Council Members Levine/Mark-Viverito To Create Office Of Civil Justice

Melissa_Mark and levineThis week the Committee on Courts and Legal Services will hold a hearing on Intro 736, a bill introduced by Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council Member Mark Levine to establish a new Office of Civil Justice. Continue Reading →