Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Other Electeds Pass Resolution Affirming NYC As A Sanctuary City

mellissa-mark-viverito-in-east-harlem1Resolution 1321 sponsored by the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Brad Lander and Council Member Carlos Menchaca, affirms that despite president-elect Donald Trump’s senseless threats, NYC will remain a Sanctuary City for immigrant residents. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others On DDC Summer School Enrichment Program

melissa-mark-viverito-and-ydanis-rodriguez1Uptown electeds Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez comment on a study of middle school students who participated in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) Middle School Summer Enrichment Program has found that, after the program, students overall were more interested in technical career fields. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Vote On Legislation To Create An Office Of Crime Victim Services And More

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Today the New York City Council will vote on creating an Office of Crime Victim Services to provide important resources to relevant individuals in need. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Levine, Rodriguez, Mark-Viverito And Others Champion America’s Diversity

mark-levine-melessa-and-ydanis1On Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 2:30 PM, the Hebrew Tabernacle in Washington Heights will host a community interfaith thanksgiving celebration to champion diversity and denounce the hatred America is experiencing nationwide. Continue Reading →

‘We Don’t Want It’: Protesters Disrupt East Harlem Rezoning Plan (Video)

east-harlem-forum1A public forum held by the Department of City Planning and local elected officials to discuss the proposed rezoning of East Harlem was disrupted Thursday night by two neighborhood activist groups. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor de Blasio And Others Sign Laws For Free Lancers

viveritodeblasio1Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and others today held public hearings for, and signed, 12 pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Levine, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Gas Piping Legislation

mark-levineToday the New York City Council passed a package of legislation aimed at overhauling safety standards for gas piping infrastructure.
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Harlem’s Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito On President-Elect Donlad Trump

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoStatement from New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito:

Even at this deeply painful moment for many, the peaceful transition of power remains a bedrock of American democracy. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Responds To Unveiling of Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. And Ellen Norman Way

street-namin-gmontage-new-york-city-council-member-laurie-a-cumboAfter more than 60 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, a street sign in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. and First Lady Ellen Norman was unveiled by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo attended by Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito and others today at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →