Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal court summons under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Continue Reading →

de Blasio Administration Launches “NYC Go Purple Day” New Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

In honor of NYC Go Purple Day, the de Blasio Administration today launched a new ad campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Women’s Caucus Leads Citywide Day Of Action To Raise Domestic Violence Uptown And Around Town

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 8 AM – 9 AM, but times will vary. New York City is opening a Hurricane Service Center to assist residents of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are relocating to New York City for short-term or long-term stays following the recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez, Levine And Mayor de Blasio Signs New Safety Laws

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, twelve pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

The Schomburg And Others Celebrate An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

35-Story Tower Wins Vital Backing In East Harlem

A controversial city plan to rezone much of East Harlem gained a key approval Monday when the City Planning Commission voted to approve the plan, a city spokesman told Patch. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark Viverito And Safety Chair Gibson Announce Hearing On Gun Safety

Today, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (left), and Public Safety Chair Council Member Vanessa Gibson announced the Committee on Public Safety will convene a hearing on October 16th, 2017, in Council Chambers. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Slams Federal Response To Puerto Rico Crisis

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pulled no punches Monday in blasting Washington’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat Pushes For $20B Hurricane Relief

NY Daily News reports that the U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said he’ll push for Congress to sign off this week on $20 billion in emergency aid for Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

The Expansion Of Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Housing Authority will bring two urban farms to public housing developments in 2017, continuing a program launched in 2016 that brought farms to developments in Brownsville, Canarsie and East Harlem. Continue Reading →

In The Halls Of Power: Women and the Future Of New York Politics Panel In Harlem

Despite New York’s reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And The City Council Announce Anti-Bullying Hearing

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and the New York City Council announced the Council will hold an oversight hearing to examine the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Education’s anti-bullying efforts in City schools. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYCHA Farm Expansion

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships came together today. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito’s Long-Time Aide Diana Ayala Wins Harlem City Council Primary

Patch reports that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito‘s long-time aide Diana Ayala (right) has emerged victorious in a closely-contested primary race to succeed the speaker in New York City’s eighth City Council district. Continue Reading →