District Council 9 Members Give Back To Harlem’s Friendly Hands Ministries

On April 21st, 2018, the members of District Council 9 will lend their time and skills during the District Council’s Annual Community Day of Action.

Uptown’s Council Member Rodriguez And Commissioner Trottenberg Announce Car Free Day Programming

Standing in Times Square, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez today announced programming for this year’s Continue Reading →

Harlem Schools Summit, Advocacy In Action & Harlem Schools District 3 Equity Fund Fundraiser

Dear fellow families and community members, I am part of the committee and I have been asked to share the below information. Please support and circulate as the one major Continue Reading →

Met Orchestra Musicians And Uptown NYC Councilmember Helen Rosenthal Perform

Members of the MET Orchestra Musicians today visited The Richard Rodgers School of Arts and Technology, P.S. 166, to perform a “Musical Read-Aloud” — an original score composed to accompany Continue Reading →

The Right Cumbo For The New Majority Leader Of The NYC Council From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting.

Council Vote To Improve Access To Resources To Help Families From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal Continue Reading →

Council Members Rosenthal And Rodriguez Call For Independent Study Of MTA Costs

Council Members Helen Rosenthal, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and advocacy organizations gathered today on the steps of City Hall to call for the creation of an independent commission to study cost Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s Annual State Of The District

Here is Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s remarks at the 7th annual State of the District Address for District 10 at the Salome Ureña Educational Campus:

7th Annual State of the District Address 2017 By Northern Manhattan’s Ydanis Rodriguez

Dear Friends, Our 7th Annual State of the District Address 2017 “Building a Community for All” in Northern Manhattan is this Sunday, October 15th doors open at 1:00pm, at the Continue Reading →

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 Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Council Member Menchaca Announce $1.5 Mil Funding Towards Immigrant Health Initiative

Today, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca, Mixteca Organization and Street Soccer USA to announce the New York City Council’s $1.5 million investment Continue Reading →

East Harlem Redevelopment Greenlit by City Council

City Land NY reports that the City Council approved with modifications a redevelopment plan that will bring 3 high school facilities, 315 affordable housing units, a new park and playground, Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Benjamin Jefferson “Ben” Davis Jr., 1903 – 1964

Benjamin Jefferson “Ben” Davis Jr., September 8, 1903 – August 22, 1964, was an African-American lawyer and communist who was elected to the city council of New York City, representing Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Mark Levine To Host 4th Annual ‘Back To School’ Block Party

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, City Councilman Mark Levine will host his office’s 4th Annual ‘Back to School’ Block Party outside of his district office on 141st Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Hamilton Continue Reading →

De Blaso, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others Provide Legal Council For All Low-Income Tenants

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 214-B into law, and solidified the City’s commitment to providing all low-income tenants facing eviction with legal representation in Housing Court.

Harlem City Council Member Mark Levine On NYC’s 2018 Budget

Harlem City Council member Mark Levine sent Harlem World Magazine the statement below regarding the NYC’s 2018 Budget: “This budget proves that our City is answering the challenges of the Trump Continue Reading →

Council Member Mark Levine Announces New Constituent Service

Last week Harlem Council member Mark Levine hosted a ‘Rent Freeze Kickoff’ event at the Hamilton Grange Senior Center with the NYC Public Engagement Unit’s Rent Freeze team to raise Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine Leads Approval Of Morningside Heights Historic District

Following a decades long fight to designate the Morningside Heights Historic District, today New York City Council Member Mark Levine declared victory for the community as he voted to approve Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem’s Espaillat And Others Announce 69 New Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and others today announced the expansion of the Community Schools Initiative to 69 Continue Reading →