Health Department Finds LBGTQ Kids At Greater Risk Of Depression And Leaving Home

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief which found that New York City public high school students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning (LGBTQ) are at a higher risk of experiencing stress, bullying, depressive symptoms, and living away from guardians when compared to youth who self-identified as non-LGBTQ. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Other Council Members Hail Growth Of Latino Population

On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, the Census estimated that the share of Latinos from Harlem to Hollis living in New York City had grown to comprise 29% of all inhabitants. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Rodriguez, Mayor de Blasio And Others Announces Subway Outreach Against Discrimination

The NYC Commission on Human Rights announces today a series of actions to provide New Yorkers with tools to report incidents of discrimination and harassment, as well as information for immigrant communities. Continue Reading →

NYC’s First Micro Apartment Buildings, May Be In Harlem’s Crystal Ball

micro-apartmentsIn a project that might give some insight into the future of Harlem real estate, the de Blasio Administration today joined Monadnock Development and the Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association to celebrate the completion of Carmel Place, New York’s first micro-unit apartment building. Continue Reading →

NY City Council Funds Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934The New York City Council led by Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has allocated $200,000 under the End the Epidemic budget to fund Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dickens And Other Electeds Introduce “Right To Record Act”

Right to Record Act recroppedOn July 14, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Contracts, held a press conference to announce the introduction of the “Right to Record Act”. Continue Reading →

City Council Land Use Committee Approves Deadlines For Landmarking

city-council-hearing MIHYesterday, the City Council’s Land Use Committee voted through a contentious bill that would impose deadlines on the Landmarks Preservation Commission and its process of designating historic properties. Continue Reading →

Voting Rights Leadership Summit In New York State

drmartinlthur king street sign in harlemA broad coalition of voting rights advocates is launching a campaign to promote federal and state voting rights protections for people of color and working families from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: TLC Features New Show ‘Curvy Brides’ (video)

Walkers1Many women from Harlem to Hollywood have dreamt of finding their perfect wedding dress all their lives. The search is often exciting and emotional. Continue Reading →