Cumbo, Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Investments In Youth, School And Culture

de blasio and othersNew York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Wednesday with Mayor Bill de Blasio on a balanced FY2017 budget. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Budget To Invest In Youth

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, New York City Council Members and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an equitable, fiscally responsible, and early budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017. Continue Reading →

First-ever LGBT Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit in NYC

viveritoFor many LGBT Puerto Ricans in the diaspora, carving a space to safely coalesce around their gender and sexuality as Puerto Ricans has proven to be challenging.  Continue Reading →

NYC Parks Launch East Harlem Esplanade Project

esplanade east riverNYC Parks and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) today announced the launch of the East Harlem Esplanade Project. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Decline In K-12 Emergency Visits

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoMayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico today announced an 85 percent decline in synthetic cannabinoid-related emergency department visits since July 2015. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Opens East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)This Sunday, May 1,2016 join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito And Hilary Tour NYCHA Building In Harlem

hillary-clinton-harlemOn Friday April 15th, 2016, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave presidential candidate Hilary Clinton a tour of a problem-plagued NYCHA building in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Equal Pay Day Statement

Melissa_Mark-Viverito“Day in and day out, women work hard to provide for themselves and for their families.  Yet across the board and across almost every industry, women earn just 79 cents on the dollar to their male counterparts. Continue Reading →

Vendy Plaza’s New Season Begins On May 1st In Harlem

31416vendy1We’re surviving Daylight Saving Time and the Spring Equinox rapidly approaches, two signs that bulky coat and beanie cap season is almost over—for the sane among us, anyway. Continue Reading →

NYC Schools Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products From Harlem To Hollis

hygien for women in harlem and hollis1New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (pictured in the right hand corner) and others announce today announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative to outfit New York City public school restrooms with dispensers of free feminine hygiene products. Continue Reading →