Mayor de Blasio Announces New Initiative Pairing Vocational And Educational Opps From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Mayor de Blasio and, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced a four-year $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to integrate child-care support and parent coaching into its services for young parents who are out-of-work and out-of-school. Continue Reading →

Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Comments On de Blasio Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Standing alongside Mayor de Blasio as he announced his support for a Fair Fix Plan to fix the subways and fund reduced fares for lower income New Yorkers living in poverty, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Mark Levine Statement On Landlord Right To Counsel Bill

Harlem Council member Mark Levine makes statement regarding landlord signing of Right to Counsel bill for Harlem tenants: Continue Reading →

Slain NYPD Cop Shot In Harlem Honored With Street Naming

Nearly two years after NYPD cop Randolph Holder was fatally shot by a reputed gangbanger, hundreds of uniformed officers and family members joined together Friday to rename the Queens street where he grew up in his honor. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Gives de Blasio Ear Full At Town Hall (Video)

A Harlem senior citizen gave Mayor de Blasio an earful during a town hall meeting Wednesday night, screaming at the top of her lungs for him to provide “service now” and finally fix the neighborhood’s rickety infrastructure. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announced Sewer Credit For Over 53,000 Low-Income Homeowners

Mayor de Blasio today announced that more than 53,000 low-income homeowners are receiving an automatic $115 credit on their water and sewer bill. Continue Reading →

NYC Mayor’s Fund To Advance Fallen Heroes Relief Effort To Stand With The NYPD

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City today announced that it is activating its Fallen Heroes Relief Effort following the tragic killing of Officer Miosotis Familia in the line of duty in the Bronx on the morning of July 5th, 2017. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rezoning Could Increase Affordable Housing

The city has released its plan to rezone Inwood, the third New York City neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to build and preserve 210,000 units of affordable housing by 2020. Continue Reading →

Op-ed: Creating Environments For Success From Harlem To Hollis

By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

School buildings are more than just structures made up of hallways and rooms, they are hubs for communities; and students and educators across New York City consider them a second home. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announce Release Poverty Measure Report In Harlem

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity – known until today as the Center for Economic Opportunity – today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, covering the years 2005-2015. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce Grammy’s Return To NYC And The Benefits For All

After 15 years, the GRAMMY® Awards are at long last returning to New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced today along with Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, MSG Chairman James Dolan, and CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Adriano Espaillat And Others Speaks At Renaming Honoring Harry Belafonte (Video)

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks and unveil a plaque alongside First Lady Chirlane McCray and Harry Belafonte and New York Public Library President & CEO Tony Marx at the renaming of the 115th Street Library to the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds And Others Praise Mayor de Blasio Plan To Launch ’3-K for All’

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong start on the path to success. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Fair Fares Coalition Discusses Anti-Poverty Initiative

Members of the Fair Fares Coalition, including Riders Alliance, Community Service Society, Council Transportation Chair and Harlem elected Ydanis Rodriguez and a handful of his colleagues, today unveiled a new, lower-cost proposal that would ensure New Yorkers living deep in poverty are supported by the City with half-priced MetroCards.

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Mayor de Blasio, Phil Weinberg, Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Announce Re-entry Services

Mayor de Blasio today announced that by the end of this year, every person in the Department of Correction’s custody will receive re-entry services to help connect them with jobs and opportunities outside of jail, as well as five hours of programming per day during their stay to address vocational, educational, and therapeutic needs. Continue Reading →