NYC City Council Members Seeking 71% Raise

CCCADI Gala New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito IOU_7934The New York City Council members are quietly negiotating for a massive pay raise that will bring their six-figure salaries up to a whopping $192,500 — a 71% windfall — as cops face a proposed 1% hike, and firefighters will only see a 2.5% bump this year, sources told the Daily News. The average annual salary for a New York City resident is $56,000 a year based on statistics from the Glassdoor.com. Continue Reading →

NYC Mayor’s Office Announced Artists Residency In Harlem

21PLAZA2-articleLargeThe NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs and NYC Department of  Cultural Affairs have announced a new residency that will place the artist collective Social Design Collective (SDC) in the Harlem Vet Center. Continue Reading →

Here, Here, Lawmakers To Create NYC Department Of Veterans Services

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityLawmakers say the NY City Council is expected to pass landmark legislation to create a stand-alone NYC Department Of Veterans Services. Continue Reading →

Participatory Budgeting Grows, But Not Everywhere

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Gotham Gazette reports that in four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind in North America. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Murder of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder

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Statement from Harlem Speaker on the shooting of Officer Randolph Holder, 33, NYPD housing officer was shot in the head and killed Tuesday night in Harlem Hospital: Continue Reading →

Mayor Dinkins Honored With Leadership Award

Former New York City Mayor and Harlem fave David Dinkins, Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), received the Health Care Leadership Award from the Acacia Network, Inc. at its 45th Annual Gala on October 15 in midtown Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $6.6 Mill To Support Domestic Violence Survivors

domestic viloence talk2In honor of NYC Go Purple Day and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo announced $6.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for support services for survivors of domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Young Women’s Initiative

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SToday, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative, a multiplatform coalition aimed at supporting young women in New York City. Continue Reading →

Join The Swearing-in Ceremony With Former Mayor Dinkins Of New Democratic District Leaders In Harlem

DinkinsThe Inaugural Committee of the East Harlem/El Barrio Democratic Club requests the honor of your presence to attend and participate in the Inauguration of Ruiz and Melissa Mark Viverito and Johnny C. Rivera as Democratic District Leaders. Continue Reading →

NYC Council Speaker’s Staff Joins Amida Care “Live Your Life” Harlem Wellness

image003Joey  Pressley, Deputy Chief of Staff of Member Services to New York Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, visited Amida Care‘s “Artist In You” event held on September 23 at Harlem United’s El Faro Adult Day Health Center in East Harlem. Continue Reading →