New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s decision to scuttle legislation that would have toughened guidelines for police stops has exposed tensions on the council, with some lawmakers accusing her of being too accommodating to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Continue Reading →
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI), and partners to celebrate the grand opening of the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Curtis Plaza located at 260 West 153rd Street in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →
By Mark Levine, City Council
Did you know that the American art legend Norman Rockwell was born
in our very own district?
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By Mayor Bill de Blasio
Where does the soul of our city reside?
Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we—what can we—protect? Continue Reading →
An embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Rev. Al Sharpton’s pulpit Saturday to talk about the forces opposition. “The voices of the status quo find many, many ways to undermine progress, to stand in the way of progress,” he told a crowd at the National Action Network in Harlem. Continue Reading →
Plans to erect a memorial in East Harlem to honor Latino jazz legend Tito Puente will take a step forward Wednesday. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will join the Brooklyn Public Library; New York Public Library; Queens Library; Citi Community Development; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Robin Hood Foundation; Continue Reading →
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Harlem City Council Member Mark Levine, Community Board 12 Chair Shah Ally, and uptown residents will hold a ceremony officially co-naming W. 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, “Rev. Dr. Jasper Simmons Place.” Continue Reading →
On March 22, 2016, Seitu Oronde photographed an event with Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life, moderated a panel of New York leaders who spoke about advocacy and issues of equity. Continue Reading →