Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Results Of Participatory Budgeting cycle

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the voting results and winning proposals of the 2016-2017 Participatory Budgeting cycle. Continue Reading →

Major Hearing Tuesday On East Harlem Rezoning Backed By East Harlem’s Speaker Mark-Viverito

The Department of City Planning (DCP)’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem has entered the seven-month public review process known as the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Calls For DOC Commissioner’s Resignation

Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Wednesday called on Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte to resign, amid recent controversy around DOC, including related to Ponte’s use of a city car to travel to Maine on a regular basis. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others Legislation To Improve Quality Of Life

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez and others today held public hearings for, and signed, fourteen pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

No Love For Paul Ryan In Harlem Charter School

AMNY reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan visited a Harlem charter school on Tuesday—drawing the ire of city officials and spurring calls for protests. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce Grammy’s Return To NYC And The Benefits For All

After 15 years, the GRAMMY® Awards are at long last returning to New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced today along with Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, MSG Chairman James Dolan, and CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Sign Bill Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Support Of “Ready To Rent” Program

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of the “Ready to Rent: Financial Counseling for Affordable Housing” program. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Release Youth Employment Task Force

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today released the Youth Employment Task Force Report, which provides recommendations to enhance youth workforce programming and services to the City’s most vulnerable youth. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Opening Statement Immigration Bills Public Hearing

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito opening statement at a public hearing on immigration Bills: Continue Reading →