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.

Cumbo, Mark-Viverito, de Blasio And Others Celebrate Budgetary Victories

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council passed the budget for fiscal Continue Reading →

Cumbo, Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Investments In Youth, School And Culture

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Responds To Unveiling of Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. And Ellen Norman Way

After more than 60 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, a street sign in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. and First Continue Reading →

New York Urban League Fabulous 53rd Annual Frederick Douglass Awards (Red Carpet)

Commemorating the achievements of past, present and future, the New York Urban League celebrated its 53rd annual Frederick Douglass Awards on Tuesday, May 15th at Pier Sixty in Manhattan.

Harlem’s HEAF And Others Announce College Decision Day At The Apollo Theater

On Thursday, May 10th, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and 20 nonprofit college access organizations will gather for the 6th Annual College Decision Day.

Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses. 

The Mayor And Others Demand Albany Expand Speed Enforcement Cameras Near Schools In State Budget

Mayor de Blasio joined crash survivors, victims’ families, seniors and elected officials on the steps of City Hall to demand leaders in Albany include an expansion of New York City’s Continue Reading →

NYCEDC, DCLA Seek Partners For Affordable Artist Workspace Initiative

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today launched two new efforts to build capacity for affordable artist workspace in Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Announces NYCHOPE, New Web Portal For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of New York City’s first-ever, web-based portal, NYCHOPE, dedicated to providing resources to survivors and information to all City residents about how Continue Reading →

Reel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with A Season of Screenings & Events Centering on Women Storytelling In Harlem

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series — the first Brooklyn-based festival to showcase films produced, directed and written by women of color — turns 20 year Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches Campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses.

Health Department Launches New Mobile Lactation Suites From Harlem To Hollis

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and Continue Reading →

Electeds de Blasio, Levine, Espaillat And Others Announce Cameras At NYCHA Houses

The de Blasio Administration today kicked off National Safety Month by announcing the installation of new closed-circuit television cameras at 22 public housing developments, representing an investment of $15 million Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Sign Bill Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history.