NYCEDC Closes New York Proton Center In Harlem

EastHarlemCenter1New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of a 51,000 square foot parcel in East Harlem for the construction of The New York Proton Center (NYPC), the first proton beam therapy facility in New York State. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Assures Minors Free Access To Attorneys

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOne year after calling for New York City to step up and “respond to the humanitarian crisis we have before us,” East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the New York City Council Unaccompanied Minors Initiative is successfully providing free attorneys for every minor who arrives in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Welcome Lassana Bathily

BathilyOn Friday, June 12, Chair of the City Council Jewish Caucus Mark Levine and Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, welcomed Lassana Bathily to City Hall. Bathily, a young Muslim man whose heroism saved Jewish shoppers from terrorists during an attack on a Kosher supermarket in eastern Paris in January, hid the shoppers in a storage room until authorities could respond. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito With Sesame Street’s Maria Reads In The Bronx

Melissa-Mark-Viverito1City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is in the Bronx to celebrate the reopening of the oldest standing bridge in New York City and to tell the amazing story of the 167-year-old historic High Bridge, the emerging Bronx Children’s Museum published Bronx native Sonia Manzano’s heartfelt contribution with fun and colorful illustrations by Noelle S. Gibbons. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council’s Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYC Young Women’s Initiative

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoToday, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras ,Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo, and Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Elizabeth Crowley and Darlene Mealy announced the creation of the New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Group To Receive $750,000 Grant from UMEZ

CCCADI Gala Guests  Lloyd Williams Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce    CCCADI Pres and Founder DrThe Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is slated to receive grant funding of $750,000 over the next three years from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone for capacity building as the organization works towards their move to a new home in a renovated firehouse located at 120 East 125 Street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

VOODOO, a Harlem Renaissance Opera In Harlem

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Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players join forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Levine/Mark-Viverito To Create Office Of Civil Justice

Melissa_Mark and levineThis week the Committee on Courts and Legal Services will hold a hearing on Intro 736, a bill introduced by Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council Member Mark Levine to establish a new Office of Civil Justice. Continue Reading →