Date Changed For First Key Vote On East Harlem Rezoning

With less than two weeks notice and no community notification, the East Harlem community board changed the time of a key meeting that will inform the board’s ultimate vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña Announce Universal PE Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a Universal Physical Education (PE) initiative to provide all schools with a designated PE space by 2021. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bills Billion NYC Budget Adds Tax Exemptions From Harlem To Hollis

New York City’s municipal budget is $85.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year — reflecting a 14 percent hike over the $75 billion budget that the Democratic mayor and council leadership enacted in 2014, their first year in office. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Member Mark Levine On NYC’s 2018 Budget

Harlem City Council member Mark Levine sent Harlem World Magazine the statement below regarding the NYC’s 2018 Budget:

“This budget proves that our City is answering the challenges of the Trump era by delivering real wins for New Yorkers.

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Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodríguez And Others At 1st Ever Summit On Latinos (SOL)

The first-ever Summit on Latinos (SOL), (an acronym that in Spanish refers to the sun and all it represents as a source of awareness and orientation), aims to establish an action agenda for the uncertain times that we live in. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Successor Slammed For Also Supporting Puerto Rican Day Parade

The fallout over the Puerto Rican Day Parade committee’s decision to honor a convicted terrorist is now haunting Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s handpicked candidate to succeed her in the City Council, The Post has learned. Continue Reading →

Union Settlement Association 25th Annual Ethnic Festival 2017 In Harlem (Photographs)

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, was the Union Settlement Association 25th Annual Ethnic Festival 2017, was celebrated with special activities for the week leading up to the Festival. Continue Reading →

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 →