As city officials announced the reopening of East Harlem’s White Park on Thursday one sound echoed constantly in the background — the joyful screams and shrieks of a full playground. Continue Reading →
City Council Speakers are just like all the rest of us — they’re told to direct their complaints to the 311 black hole, too. Continue Reading →
On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Carver Federal Savings Bank launched an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.
Bananas & Budhas, José Morales dreamed of curating a season long outdoor photographic exhibit at La Marqueta but the fickle weather was always a factor…until he hooked up with Abey Charrón. Continue Reading →
Less than a year after Pathmark – East Harlem’s largest supermarket closed its doors for the last time – the National Supermarket Association, East Harlem community leaders, Community Board Members and elected officials, including Harlem, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat. Continue Reading →
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s decision to scuttle legislation that would have toughened guidelines for police stops has exposed tensions on the council, with some lawmakers accusing her of being too accommodating to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Continue Reading →
In a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →
After hearing from nearly 100 nonprofit providers of services for women and children in need, the Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council successfully secured nearly $1 million for day-to-day programming and over $3 million for brick and mortar building renovations. Continue Reading →