New York City Launches $40M Park Redesign Program

harlem parks mitchel silverGood fences also make good parks. The city is launching a $40 million initiative to fix parks from Harlem to Hollis that have gated entrances, lack trees or have tall fences that block eye-level views, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

Op-ed: College Access for All (from Harlem To Hollis)!

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Fariña

Earlier this week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring. Continue Reading →

Doggy Dining Out With Fido Is OK In Harlem And NYC

DiningDog in harlemThe NY Post reports that dog lovers will now be able to dine out with their four-legged companions — Gov. Cuomo on Monday night signed a bill, over the objection of Mayor de Blasio, that allows pooches in outdoor areas of restaurants. Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing: What About The Future? A Symposium

east-harlem1For over a century New York City from Harlem to Hollis, the most expensive city in the nation, has also been a leading provider of affordable housing and a laboratory for innovative housing initiatives. Continue Reading →

Shorris: Council And Uber Agree To Passenger Policy

Anthony_ShorrisFirst Deputy to the Mayor de Blasio Anthony Shorris stated today that

“Today the administration, City Council and Uber have agreed to a framework that will advance the city’s vital policy goals for passengers, drivers and the public. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito To Create $1.4M City Bail Fund

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed to create a citywide bail fund even if Mayor de Blasio does not support it, as the Queens district attorney blasted the proposal.

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From Harlem To Hollis Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries Are The Leading Cause Of Injury Death Among Kids

0202121The Health Department today released its annual report detailing child injury deaths, which found that between 2003 and 2012, motor vehicle-related injuries were the leading cause of injury death among NYC children aged 1 to 12 years. Continue Reading →