Harlem Rep. Espaillat Calls For Immediate Resignation Of NYC TLC Commissioner After Suicides

Today Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) top official, Meera Joshi following a number of suicide deaths of NYC taxi drivers. Continue Reading →

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Rosa Parks’ Family Home To Be Offered At NY Auction

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the south will be offered at auction after being turned into a work of art and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Continue Reading →

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Ones Own Aesthetic And More Discussed At The Decoration & Design Building Spring Market 2018

Design and the arts have been a great part of Harlem oeuvre, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the Decoration & Design Building Spring Market 2018 on 3rd Ave (Between 58th & 59th Streets) in New York City explored the theme Al Fresco; Inside Out with the top editorial voices, leading industry trade organizations and dozens of design influencers plus thousands of attendees. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches Online Tools To Calculate Your “Heart Age”

The Health Department today launched the NYC Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke. 

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Langston Hughes With Kids At “Our Blocks Children Garden” In Harlem 1955

A source writes that author, poet and Harlemite, Langston the “Poet-Laureate of Harlem”  Hughes in the picture is taken on 20 East 127th Street at the “Our Blocks Children Garden,” comes from a book about Hughes’ life. Continue Reading →

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Dr. May Edward Chinn The First African-American Woman Physician

Dr. May Edward Chinn (April 15, 1896 – December 1, 1980) was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Record 5,000 Lane Miles Of City Roadways Have Been Repaved

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that thanks to a ten-year investment of $1.6 billion in street repaving, New York City had this week paved its 5,000th lane-mile since 2014. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Rep Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Celebrate Hart Island Turns 150 Years Old

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

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Did you know New York City is home to the largest publicly funded cemetery in the world? Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Unviels Women.NYC Dedicated To Helping Women Succeed

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (above) and Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen today unveiled Women.NYC
, a new initiative to  support the advancement of women in their careers and help make New York City fairer for working women. Continue Reading →

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New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives

Kicking off CoinDesk’s annual flagship Consensus conference as the opening keynote, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett today announced plans to plant a flag in New York City’s growing blockchain industry. Continue Reading →

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Northside Center Raises Over $1.2 Million At Fabulous Annual Gala 2018 (Photographs)

Northside Center for Child Development – one of the city’s foremost mental health and early childhood education providers – held their annual 2018 gala, “Building Brighter Futures,” at The Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases Data On Blood Lead Levels In Children Showing In 2016-2017

The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5mcg/dL. Continue Reading →

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REBNY Report: NYC Home Sales Volume and Value Dip in 1Q18

The New York City residential sales market recorded a 16 percent decrease in citywide consideration (monetary value for completed transactions) totaling $10.3 billion in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $12.3 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Residential Sales Report. Continue Reading →

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Seitu’s World: Small Business Expo 2018 At Jacob Javits In New York City (Photographs)

On Friday, May 4, 2018, photographer Seitu Oronde was at the Small Business Expo 2018 at Jacob Javits in New York, NY. Continue Reading →

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New York City To Enforce New, Expand Calorie Labeling Rule

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett announced announced that the City will being enforcing updated calorie labeling rules today. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Statement In Recognition Of National Small Business Week 2018

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of National Small Business Week and in appreciation of the important role small businesses play in New York’s 13th congressional district and throughout the nation. Continue Reading →

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Kára McCulloug Talks Stem, Sex And Beauty At Build

For as long as she can remember, Miss USA Kára McCullough has been fascinated with science and the impact it has on our everyday lives. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Seniors, New York City Is Proud Of Your Hard Work (Spanish)

By Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza

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This week, high schools across the five boroughs have been celebrating College Decision Day. Continue Reading →

Thief Steals A Part Of American Religious Artifacts From Historic Harlem Church

US News reports that authorities say over $1,000 worth of religious artifacts were stolen from a New York City church, including a 128-year-old holy book.

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93K Small Businesses Benefited From NYC’s Business Improvement Districts Report

Metro reports that New York City has been making an effort to help small businesses from Harlem to Hollis — more than 93,000 of them, according to a new report. Continue Reading →

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A Fab Harlem Night For The National Dance Institute Annual Gala 2018 (Red Carpet)

Harlem’s National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 42nd Annual Gala at the Zeigfeld Ballroom in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Success Academy Charter Schools To Get New Chairman For Schools From Harlem To Hollis

Patch reports that a financier will take over as chairman of Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter school network, this summer following racially charged remarks by the current chair. Continue Reading →

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Applications Open, Digital Health Breakthrough Network’s 4th Class

From Harlem to Hollis, Queens is home to over 50 hospitals, nine health care–focused academic institutions, and nearly 500,000 health care–related jobs. Continue Reading →

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