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 →

Two Bills For People With Disabilities Signed Into Law

Rosenthal's Two Bills for People with Disabilities Signed Into LawToday Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Ritchie Torres’ legislation to expand access for people with disabilities attending events held by the City and interacting with city agencies. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds And Others Support Mayor de Blasio’s Tenant Support Unit

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the newly created Tenant Support Unit resolved its 1,000th tenant case since it launched in July 2015, keeping tenants in their homes and protecting affordable housing in fast-changing neighborhoods.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Leader Argues For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally For Retirement Security For All New Yorkers

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James,  Comptroller Scott Stringer and a broad coalition of business, labor, and other leaders rallied today in support of New York City’s push to become the first city in the country to create a retirement savings program for private sector employees. Continue Reading →