NYC City Council Members Seeking 71% Raise

CCCADI Gala New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito IOU_7934The New York City Council members are quietly negiotating for a massive pay raise that will bring their six-figure salaries up to a whopping $192,500 — a 71% windfall — as cops face a proposed 1% hike, and firefighters will only see a 2.5% bump this year, sources told the Daily News. The average annual salary for a New York City resident is $56,000 a year based on statistics from the Continue Reading →

City Moves To Speed Evictions From NYCHA

nycha housesThe mayor is moving to tackle criminal activity in NYCHA developments from Harlem to Hollis.According to the Daily News, Mayor Bill de Blasio will institute policies to speed the eviction of of those with criminal records living at New York City Housing Authority complexes.

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Here, Here, Lawmakers To Create NYC Department Of Veterans Services

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityLawmakers say the NY City Council is expected to pass landmark legislation to create a stand-alone NYC Department Of Veterans Services. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Homelessness Services

harlemless in harlemMayor Bill de Blasio today announced $12.3 million on homelessness prevention services to expand free legal representation in Housing Court and help thousands of New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis facing eviction or harassment stay in their homes. Continue Reading →

NYPD To Give Stop And Frisk Receipts In Harlem

d9a9a642e0891755265dae2b296d0eeeThe number of stop-and-frisk incidents from Harlem to Hollis, New York has gone down dramatically since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, but the controversial NYPD practice isn’t going away completely.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito $1 Mil To Cut Vet Homelessness

a-Mark-Viverito_3Capital New York reports that East Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a $940,000 initiative on Thursday to support veteran homeless prevention, job placement, legal and mental health services. Continue Reading →

Harlem EatUp! Festival, A Weekend In Review

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Neil Patrick Harris Herb Karlitz_Photo Credit Getty Images for Harlem EatUp!This past weekend, the soulful cuisines, music and art of Harlem took center stage as over a hundred neighborhood restaurants, businesses and organizations—with the support of President Bill Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio —participated in the inaugural Harlem EatUp! Festival. Continue Reading →

Rangel Joins Mayor de Blasio In Combat Income Inequality

charles-rangelCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, elected officials, labor leaders, activists, economists and members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to unveil bold set of ideas to embolden American families. Continue Reading →