Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others On DDC Summer School Enrichment Program

melissa-mark-viverito-and-ydanis-rodriguez1Uptown electeds Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez comment on a study of middle school students who participated in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) Middle School Summer Enrichment Program has found that, after the program, students overall were more interested in technical career fields. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Appointments Mark Chambers Head Of Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Bill_de_BlasioAs each one of us make our own moves to advocate for clean energy, inclusive climate action and sustainability in Harlem, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Mark Chambers as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Continue Reading →

LED Safety Lights Installed At Saint Nicholas Houses In Harlem

alb_201611020196-1478197086-4904The New York City Housing Authority celebrated the completion of a $2.5 million project to upgrade the lighting system at Harlem’s Saint Nicholas Houses. Continue Reading →

Columbia Grad Laurie Hawkinson Appointed To The Cities Public Design Commission

hawkinsonlaurie-architectMayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Laurie Hawkinson to the Public Design Commission, New York City’s design review agency. Hawkinson brings a wealth of experience in architectural design and capital construction to the Commission, having completed many public and private projects around the world. Continue Reading →

Children’s Services To Be Investigated After Death Of 6-Year-Old Harlem Boy

nypd-badge1New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that his office will conduct a follow-up investigation on the Administration for Children’s Services following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins in Harlem. Continue Reading →

6-Year-Old Harlem Boy Struck Repeatedly With Broken Broomstick, Held Underwater In Shower (Update)

perkins-mother-andboyfriendAllegations of child abuse were raised to multiple agencies leading up to the death of a 6-year-old Harlem boy, CBS2’s chief political correspondent Marcia Kramer reported, as prosecutors said an autopsy showed the boy had several injuries. Continue Reading →

Full Reconstruction To Start On Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem

housing-complex-in-harlemA Harlem playground has been added to a $285 million city initiative to fully reconstruct long-overlooked parks. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The 46th Anniversary West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival In Brooklyn

fest11Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016, Seitu Oronde was at the 46th Anniversary West Indian Day Parade (which was started in Harlem) in Jamiaca, New York. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Ydanis Rodriguez, TLC And Others Hosts Third Annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll

image002The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today hosted its third annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll event to spotlight the achievement of 378 of the city’s safest TLC-licensed drivers.  Continue Reading →

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 →