Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others On Sanctuary Cities at NYU School of Law

In his first 100 days in office, President-Elect Donald Trump intends to cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities—part of broader commitment to reduce unauthorized immigration. Continue Reading →

Council Members Cumbo, Van Bramer, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Historic Arts Package

The arts has been a huge part of the history of Harlem. Today, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation introduced by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo to modernize the Percent for Art program. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Create Campaign For Women Run For City Council

East Harlem City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with other city pols and good government groups, on Friday unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to boost the dwindling number of women on the City Council. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Warn About Tax Refunds And Paid Preparers

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas and New York City Taxpayer Advocate Eunkyong Choi today issued a warning to New Yorkers about predatory tax preparer tactics, in particular advertising for and selling “express refund advances” or “refund transfers.” Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce IDNYC Free In 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced IDNYC will remain free in 2017, and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders’ personal background documents. Continue Reading →

Celebrate The Three Kings Parade In East Harlem

three-kings-in-east-harlem-final1Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, music, and dancing on this magical day. Continue Reading →

De Blasio, Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito And Sharpton Feed Hungry At Annual Buffet In Harlem

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dished out food and a message on Christmas Eve, likening the political left’s struggle against President-elect Donald Trump to the resistance faced by early Christians in the time of Jesus. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito To Albany, Use Special Session To Protect Immigrants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants Albany leaders to pass statewide protections from deportation for immigrants if elected officials convene a proposed special session before Jan. 1, 2017, she told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer on Dec. 22, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And de Blasio Support Secret Snowflake Initiative From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio Administration today announced that it is supporting more than 1,300 children and youth with crucial necessities and toys this holiday season through the Secret Snowflake initiative. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Viverito, Levine And Mayor de Blasio Sign Legislation To Create Neighborhood Commitment Tracker

Harlem Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Levine, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others today held public hearings for and signed 29 pieces of legislation into law – Intros. Continue Reading →