Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito To Launch Harlem Cure Violence Initiative

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOn Monday, September 26, join City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Eric Cumberbatch of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and reentry organization Getting Out and Staying Out for the community launch of the Stand Against Violence East Harlem (S.A.V.E) Cure Violence Site. Continue Reading →

Acacia Network Breaks Ground On $73 Million Housing Project In Harlem

20160922_111829_1-1474570124-3555A decades-old dream to build an affordable housing development in East Harlem is finally coming to fruition. The Acacia Network broke ground Thursday morning on its 100 percent affordable mixed-use development at 413 E. 120th St., that will contain 179 units. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Moves Forward In Harlem

harlem-african-burial-ground-task-force-nyc-untapped-cities5Since the Village of Harlem was founded in 1660, it has served as a major residential and cultural center for communities of African descent. Continue Reading →

Health Department And Others Will Be Providing Free Vaccinations For Cats And Dogs

harlem-the-husky-dog-picture-1-54dd3230c7326d44d000001fTomorrow, the Health Department and the Animal Care Centers of NYC will be providing free rabies vaccinations to the City’s dogs and cats. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The 46th Anniversary West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival In Brooklyn

fest11Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016, Seitu Oronde was at the 46th Anniversary West Indian Day Parade (which was started in Harlem) in Jamiaca, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Mark Levine And Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Honor JCRC- NY

pic-for-newsletter-1On Friday, September 2, 2016, the JCRC-NY was honored when the NYC Council observed their 40th anniversary at City Hall with Harlem elected Council member Mark Levine and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito alongside several JCRC-NY Board Members. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Support Big Investment In Anchor Parks

harlem politics1This month Harlem’s Mark Levine joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver in announcing our Anchor Parks program, committing $150 million for major improvements at five large parks in areas of need. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Remind Harlemites To Register To Vote This Friday

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoNew York City Council Speaker from Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Ben Kallos, Minority Leader Steven Matteo and Council Members today reminded New Yorkers to register to vote. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Touts Programs Aiding Unaccompanied Children Arriving in The City

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoA City Council program launched in 2014 has helped 119 children to avoid deportation, East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Friday. Continue Reading →

White Park Reopens After $3 Million Reconstruction In East Harlem

white rock parkAs city officials announced the reopening of East Harlem’s White Park on Thursday one sound echoed constantly in the background — the joyful screams and shrieks of a full playground. Continue Reading →