Rental Tower Approved By CB 11 In East Harlem

A 68-story rental tower by real estate investment firm AvalonBay Communities could soon be on the verge of construction in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Announce ICE And NYC Schools

Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill de Blaso, Carmen Farina, and others talk about the Council policy that states clearly and unambiguously–ICE can’t come in without a warrant signed by a judge. Period. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Package Of Legislation Increasing Accessibility In City

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for and signed 14 pieces of legislation– Intros. 1161-A in relation to requiring DOHMH report annually on immunization rates of New Yorkers for Human Papillomavirus; Intro. Continue Reading →

Harlem Landlord Threaten Sisters With Deportation To Get Apartments

Two sisters said they had to flee their East Harlem apartments after a landlord and her crew — including her Trump-supporting son — made life unbearable with increasingly ominous threats of harm and reports to immigration authorities. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Participatory Budgeting: List Of Projects, When/How To Vote

It’s almost time to vote on participatory budgeting projects for 2017. What is “participatory budgeting” you ask? Well, it’s not as boring as it’s name makes it sound. Continue Reading →

Council Member Mark Levine Sponsors Chess Tournament For 600 NYC Youth

This past Saturday, March 11th, 2017, over 600 K-12 students from across New York City competed in the first-ever Council Member Mark Levine Chess Challenge in partnership with the non-profit Chess in the Schools program. Continue Reading →

“Machine-Backed” Candidate Wins Battle Over Vacant Harlem Seat

The Observer reports that an arcane uptown contest marked with accusations and irregularities ended in a decisive victory for the New York County Democratic Party on Friday, March 11, 2017. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs Launched First Of Its New Paid Care Division

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has officially launched its new Paid Care Division within its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) with the first in a series of events to bring together paid care workers, including home care and domestic workers, as well as workers’ rights organizations, policy experts, and legislators. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Comments Regarding Immigration Enforcement

A statement by speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Enforcement Memos: Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Today Signs Legislation Increasing Percent For Art Program Funding

Mayor de Blasio today signed 12 pieces of legislation on which he previously held a hearing – Intros. 1290-A, 1295-A, 1296-A and 1297-A, in relation to the Percent for Art program… Continue Reading →