Leaders Praise The Mayor For Opening Of Overdose Prevention Centers From Harlem To Hollis

Speaker Corey Johnson said: “The Council has been a leader in the push to bring these centers to New York City, and we thank Mayor de Blasio for taking this brave, important and necessary step. Continue Reading →

Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors:

I hope you all are having a great week so far and are keeping warm! Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: An Untold Legacy Of An Out Going Elected Official From East Harlem

By Félix Leo Campos

At a time when men in high ranking positions in every field of endeavor are being accused of abusing their position of authority and its inherent influence and power, critics argue that there is a double standard, a war on men. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Announce Continued Free IDNYC Card

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that IDNYC – New York City’s official, government-issued identification card – continues to be free for New Yorkers in the program’s fourth year, and welcomes eight exciting new benefit partners to make living and playing in NYC more affordable for all locals. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announces Major Investment To Fill East Harlem Greenway Gap

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a major investment to advance construction of a brand new section of the Greenway, between East 125th and East 132nd streets. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Retail Diversity Plan From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Land Use Committee Chair David Greenfield, Small Business Committee Chair Robert Cornegy and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises Chair Donovan Richards released the Council’s 2017 report, Planning for Retail Diversity: Supporting NYC’s Neighborhood Businesses. Continue Reading →

Battle Brews Over Harlem Marx Brothers Playground

Bloomberg reports that Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the comedian and his brothers in their old neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

Mayor de blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverto And Garodnick Announce Small Business Assistance

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick today announced a new bill that would make changes to the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) aimed at helping New York City’s small businesses succeed. Continue Reading →

NYC Announces Veterans An Active Military Service Members Are Protected From Bias

New York City has begun enforcement of a new law that protects current and prior military service members from discrimination, bias, and harassment. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →

Uptown Is Demanding Dignity And Continuing To Fight For Amanda Morales Guerra

Yesterday, November 17th, 2017, at Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca were joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, and community leaders. Continue Reading →

Uptown Gathers To Mark Three Months Since Amanda Morales Guerra Too Sanctuary

Tomorrow, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 AM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca will be joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Senator Marisol Alcantara, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Father Luis Barrios … Continue Reading →

NYC Joins Amicus Brief Filed On Behalf Of Jurisdictions In Support Of Nationwide Permanent DACA Injunction

New York City signed on to an amicus brief this week, led by Los Angeles and alongside twenty-four other jurisdictions and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Continue Reading →

Commissioner Abeywardena Announces NYC Junior Ambassadors From Harlem To Hollis

Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, marked United Nations Day today by announcing the cohort of classrooms and after-school programs selected to participate in the 2017-2018 NYC Junior Ambassadors program. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal court summons under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Continue Reading →