Welcome Pope Francis To East Harlem With A Video, Photo And/Or Text

Pope_FrancisIn honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States from September 22ndto 27th, Catholic Charities of New York today launched CharityHasNoBoundaries.org, a new digital site where people throughout the country, regardless of religious beliefs, can share a greeting with the Pope along with a message of charity. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito’s NYT Letter to the Editor

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoTo the Editor (of the NYTimes):

Re “Death of Baby Grips Mental Health Advocates for Bangladeshi Women in City” (news article, Aug. 14):

Your article makes it clear that there are people living in New York City who are not being reached with the information on the services and support available to them. Continue Reading →

Yanks Manager Girardi’s Slugfest Against Hunger In Harlem


For the hundreds of thousands of NYC children who rely on school meals throughout the school year, the City’s FREE summer meals program provides much needed support.  Continue Reading →

NYCEDC Closes New York Proton Center In Harlem

EastHarlemCenter1New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of a 51,000 square foot parcel in East Harlem for the construction of The New York Proton Center (NYPC), the first proton beam therapy facility in New York State. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Assures Minors Free Access To Attorneys

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOne year after calling for New York City to step up and “respond to the humanitarian crisis we have before us,” East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the New York City Council Unaccompanied Minors Initiative is successfully providing free attorneys for every minor who arrives in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito To Create $1.4M City Bail Fund

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed to create a citywide bail fund even if Mayor de Blasio does not support it, as the Queens district attorney blasted the proposal.

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Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Welcome Lassana Bathily

BathilyOn Friday, June 12, Chair of the City Council Jewish Caucus Mark Levine and Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, welcomed Lassana Bathily to City Hall. Bathily, a young Muslim man whose heroism saved Jewish shoppers from terrorists during an attack on a Kosher supermarket in eastern Paris in January, hid the shoppers in a storage room until authorities could respond. Continue Reading →