Join The Iris House 11th Annual Women As The Face Of AIDS Summit

iris house in harlem1The 11th Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit is on May 2nd, and we are really excited about the program that is lining up for you! This year’s theme, “The Race to the End” has inspired more than 20 presentations that will examine the intersections of race, poverty and HIV and look at new ways to End the Epidemic by 2020. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Leader Argues For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally For Retirement Security For All New Yorkers

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James,  Comptroller Scott Stringer and a broad coalition of business, labor, and other leaders rallied today in support of New York City’s push to become the first city in the country to create a retirement savings program for private sector employees. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Unveils Plan For East Harlem

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)East Harlem residents wants affordable housing, job growth and open space—but above all, they want a say in the land-use changes coming to their community, according to the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan unveiled Thursday. Continue Reading →

City Council Members Take The Checks — But Not The Pen

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934NY Post reports that members of the City Council may be capable of shame after all. At least that’s one conclusion you could draw from the tale of the souvenir no one wanted. Continue Reading →

Congrats, Harlem’s Rangel Honored With Governor’s Medal Of Public Service

image002 (1)Before a highly-distinguished audience during the Governor’s brunch celebrating the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito To Deliver 2016 State Of The City Address

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934On Thursday, February 11th, New York City Council Speaker from East Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito will deliver her second State of the City address, “More Justice,” at the Samuel Gompers Campus in the South Bronx. Continue Reading →

Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Join Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum: With Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoEast Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will discuss the council’s relationship with the de Blasio administration, how new council rules have changed the legislative process, and her agenda for 2016. Continue Reading →

City Council Speaker To Pay Fine To Settle Ethics Probe

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934CrainsNY reports that Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is reaching a settlement with the city’s Conflict of Interest Board. Continue Reading →