First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

NYC Launches Series Of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film And TV Industry

women-underrepresentationMayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate The Latino Community In NYC

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Today Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Carlos Menchaca and Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, and members of the Coalition for Latin American Consulates in New York (CLACNY),… Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Remind Voters of Importaant Election Registration Deadlines

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Ben Kallos, Minority Leader Steve Matteo and Council Members today reminded New Yorkers to register to vote and to  indicate their party affiliation by the deadline, October 14th, in order to be eligible for voting in the November 8th Presidential Election. Continue Reading →

City Announces Immediate Reforms In Wake of 6-Year-Old Harlem Boy’s Death

bill-de-blasio-in-caseMayor Bill de Blasio delivered a powerful statement at a press conference to announce immediate reforms to the Administration of Children’s Services following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins: “The buck stops here.” Continue Reading →

Harlem NYC Council Speaker Announces Oversight Hearing On Child Abuse And Neglect

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and General Welfare Committee Chair Stephen Levin announced today that on October 31st the City Council will conduct an oversight hearing examining how the City responds to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Continue Reading →

No Surprise, Loss Of Affordable Housing Affect Residents’ Health In East Harlem

15538423905_69bfbaca15_k-1475182883-1097A new study released this week says that the loss of affordable housing in East Harlem can have negative affects on the health of neighborhood residents. Continue Reading →

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 →