Rats, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. Continue Reading →

Trump’s Budget Takes A ‘Meat Axe’ To Affordable Housing Budget From Harlem To Hollis

Still grappling with the implications of record cuts to federal public housing funding for 2017, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye joined Senator Chuck Schumer outside the Elliot Houses in Chelsea on Tuesday to predict the impact of additional multi-million dollar cuts laid out in President Donald Trump’s draft “skinny budget” for Fiscal Year 2018. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Housing Chair Olatoye Investing $1 Billion In NYCHA Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye today committed $1 billion in City capital to replace deteriorating roofs on NYCHA buildings over the next 10 years. Continue Reading →

City’s East Harlem Plan Would Allow Retail Development On NYCHA Properties

The de Blasio administration’s plan to rezone East Harlem would allow nearly half-a-million square feet of retail to be developed in three public-housing complexes, city documents show. Continue Reading →

Yes, It’s The Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem Annual Celebration 2016

youth-performing-swing1The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem 2016 held its annual fundraiser and celebration, “Autumn in New York,” Wednesday night at the Riverside Church, commemorating 35 years of serving the local youth of Harlem as it embarks on a new chapter at PS 186. Continue Reading →

Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem To Host Celebration Of Fabulous Futures To Harlem Youth

boys-and-girls-clubAfter the grand opening of a brand new Clubhouse, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem will hold its annual fundraiser and celebration, “Autumn in New York,” commemorating 35 years of serving the local youth of Harlem as it embarks on a new chapter at PS 186.  Continue Reading →

Harlem River Houses Public Library Branch Tabbed For Expansion

screen_shot_2016-10-27_at_13617_pm-1477589814-8710The Macomb’s Bridge branch of the New York Public Library — located within the Harlem River Houses — has about a fourth as much seating space as a subway car. Continue Reading →