Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Accused Of “Accommodating” Mayor And NYPD

de blasio and wark in harlemNew 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 →

Residents, Officials, HCCI And Partners Celebrate HCCI New Home In Harlem

hcci1Harlem 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 →

Street Named For Harlemite Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell place in harlemBy 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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Mayor de Blasio: Harlem, Is The Soul of Our City

Bill_de_BlasioBy 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 →

Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Comes To NAN In Harlem

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013An 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 →

Tito Puente East Harlem Memorial Plan Moves Forward

tito puente and son in ahrlemPlans to erect a memorial in East Harlem to honor Latino jazz legend Tito Puente will take a step forward Wednesday. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill Launches NYCitizenship Services For Immigrants From Harlem To Hollis

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor 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 →

Uptown Residents Honor Late Rev. Dr. Jasper Simmons With Street Co-Naming

dr jasper street collageOn 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 →

Seitu’s World: At New York City’s Women Leaders Panel

so1On 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 →