Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Comments Regarding Immigration Enforcement

A statement by speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Enforcement Memos: Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Today Signs Legislation Increasing Percent For Art Program Funding

Mayor de Blasio today signed 12 pieces of legislation on which he previously held a hearing – Intros. 1290-A, 1295-A, 1296-A and 1297-A, in relation to the Percent for Art program… Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito To Deliver State Of The City Address

On Thursday, February 16th, Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will deliver her third and final State of the City address, “Who We Are,” at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and stream. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Levine Rally For Tenant Free Legal Services

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Mark Levine and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. Continue Reading →

City Picks Developers For Harlem Site, To Advocates’ Disappointment

City Limits reports that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced today that the agency has selected a development team for the 111th Street site, a large public property within the boundaries of the proposed East Harlem rezoning. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Yemeni Bodega Owners Together In Trump Ban

President Trump’s travel ban sparked a shut down of one of the city’s most vital institutions Thursday — bodegas. Continue Reading →

HPD Announces Distressed Properties In 2017 Alternative Enforce From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces the 2017 Alternative Enforcement Program list. Continue Reading →

Statement By Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito On U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

A statement by Harlem City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito regarding Executive Order on U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Responds To Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration (Video)

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from Harlem responds to president elect Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Continue Reading →

Legal Aid Society And Legal Aid Attorneys On Mayor, Harlem Council Speaker Plan Combat Trump Executive Orders

The Legal Aid Society and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) released the following joint statement today following Mayor de Blasio’s and Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Continue Reading →