de Blasio Administration Launches “NYC Go Purple Day” New Domestic Violence Ad Campaign

In honor of NYC Go Purple Day, the de Blasio Administration today launched a new ad campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. Continue Reading →

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Women’s Caucus Leads Citywide Day Of Action To Raise Domestic Violence Uptown And Around Town

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 8 AM – 9 AM, but times will vary. New York City is opening a Hurricane Service Center to assist residents of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are relocating to New York City for short-term or long-term stays following the recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez, Levine And Mayor de Blasio Signs New Safety Laws

Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, twelve pieces of legislation into law. Continue Reading →

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The Schomburg And Others Celebrate An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

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35-Story Tower Wins Vital Backing In East Harlem

A controversial city plan to rezone much of East Harlem gained a key approval Monday when the City Planning Commission voted to approve the plan, a city spokesman told Patch. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark Viverito And Safety Chair Gibson Announce Hearing On Gun Safety

Today, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (left), and Public Safety Chair Council Member Vanessa Gibson announced the Committee on Public Safety will convene a hearing on October 16th, 2017, in Council Chambers. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Slams Federal Response To Puerto Rico Crisis

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pulled no punches Monday in blasting Washington’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Espaillat Pushes For $20B Hurricane Relief

NY Daily News reports that the U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said he’ll push for Congress to sign off this week on $20 billion in emergency aid for Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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The Expansion Of Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Housing Authority will bring two urban farms to public housing developments in 2017, continuing a program launched in 2016 that brought farms to developments in Brownsville, Canarsie and East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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In The Halls Of Power: Women and the Future Of New York Politics Panel In Harlem

Despite New York’s reputation as a progressive city, on the local political level at least, the future looks far from female. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And The City Council Announce Anti-Bullying Hearing

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and the New York City Council announced the Council will hold an oversight hearing to examine the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Education’s anti-bullying efforts in City schools. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYCHA Farm Expansion

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships came together today. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito’s Long-Time Aide Diana Ayala Wins Harlem City Council Primary

Patch reports that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito‘s long-time aide Diana Ayala (right) has emerged victorious in a closely-contested primary race to succeed the speaker in New York City’s eighth City Council district. Continue Reading →

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Joint Press Conference With Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Other Electeds ON Hurricane Maria

Joint press conference with Harlem city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and many other electeds on Hurricane Maria:

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Commish Eposito Announce Hurricane Maria Relief

As Hurricane Maria barrels through Puerto Rico, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito announced efforts the City is making to help with the recovery. Continue Reading →

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Sends Off NYC Emergency Responders To Puerto Rico (Photos)

A mini-photographic essay of the response from the East Harlem‘s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announce New Fast Charging EV Hubs In All Five Boroughs

Following on his ambitious plan to mandate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the next step in his climate action agenda. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Arrested At DACA Protest (Video)

Here’s the statement and video from East Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Host, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Attend Harlem Town Hall

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with East Harlem residents, represented by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian Benjamin, State Senator José M. Serrano and Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez. Continue Reading →

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Planned Parenthood Of NYC Joins Call To Remove Dr. J. Marion Sims Statue

When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups. Continue Reading →

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Mayors Office Host A Day Of Action Bringing Info And Resources To NYC’s Dreamers

Today, the City hosted a Day of Action on the DACA program, providing information and resources for New York City’s 30,000 Dreamers from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

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De Blasio Taps Harlemites And Others To Consider Controversial Statues’

NY Daily News reports that Mayor de Blasio named a committee Friday to address how the city should deal with the sordid histories of hundreds of statues, plaques, obelisks and other memorials scattered on city property across the five boroughs. Continue Reading →

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City Wins Legal Battle Making Car Wash Industry Fairer To Consumers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (above middle) and DCA Commissioner  today announced the City‘s victory in the legal battle to license and regulate the car wash industry. Continue Reading →

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Update: La Marqueta Gets $5.5 Mil Facelift In Harlem

A multi-million dollar renovation project at La Marqueta, an open-air events and retail space in East Harlem, is set to begin this month, a spokeswoman for the city Economic Development Corporation told Patch. Continue Reading →

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