Judge Rules Against East Harlem Rezoning Challenge

Patch reports that a state judge ruled against a legal challenge to the city’s plan to rezone a large portion of East Harlem in an attempt to spur development in the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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Electeds Call For Robust Mental Health Services And Sensible Gun Regulations At Our Schools

Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Members Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger, Bill Perkins, and community advocates and called for robust mental health services and counseling in New York schools, and greater gun regulation. Continue Reading →

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City Council Approves East Harlem Rezoning

Patch reports that a long-debated proposal to rezone East Harlem was approved with minimal fireworks Thursday by the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →

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Congrats, To Longtime Harlem Pol Who Prevailed Over Challengers

City Limits reports that in Harlem, it was legacy that trumped winds of change. Longtime Harlem pol Bill Perkins won the primary with 49 percent of the vote, a wide margin over challengers Marvin Holland, who received 20 percent, Cordell Cleare, who received 17 percent, and three other Democrats. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Bill Perkins, Adriano Espaillat, Inez Dickens, Brian A. Benjamin And Others At Harlem Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with residents of 9thCouncil District, represented by Council Member in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assembly Member Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Adriano Espaillat To Hold District Town Hall In Harlem

On Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EDT Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat will hold a town hall event at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, located at 163 West 125th Street (corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Adriano Espaillat And Others Speaks At Renaming Honoring Harry Belafonte (Video)

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks and unveil a plaque alongside First Lady Chirlane McCray and Harry Belafonte and New York Public Library President & CEO Tony Marx at the renaming of the 115th Street Library to the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Electeds And Others Praise Mayor de Blasio Plan To Launch ’3-K for All’

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “All children deserve the opportunity to succeed and Mayor de Blasio’s universal, high-quality early childhood education program will help our littlest New Yorkers get a strong start on the path to success. Continue Reading →

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“Machine-Backed” Candidate Wins Battle Over Vacant Harlem Seat

The Observer reports that an arcane uptown contest marked with accusations and irregularities ended in a decisive victory for the New York County Democratic Party on Friday, March 11, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Struggling Abyssinian Development Property Fire Sale Triggers Legal Tug-Of-War

The financially-strapped Harlem Abyssinian Development has unloaded 31 properties in a fire sale that has triggered a legal tug-of-war between the new owners. Continue Reading →

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Holland Challenges Perkins For Harlem Primary Seat

Union organizer Marvin Holland, the runner up in Tuesday’s special election for the District 9 City Council seat, has confirmed to Gotham Gazette that he will mount a challenge against the winner Bill Perkins when the seat is up for grabs again later this year. Continue Reading →

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Harlem City Council Candidates To Debate Issues

Candidates vying for the vacant City Council District 9 seat in a February 14 election will debate issues facing East Harlem on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Harlem City Council Candidates Debate Housing Policy

Nine of the 12 candidates vying for the Harlem City Council seat vacated by Inez Dickens made their pitches to Harlem voters Tuesday night at a well-attended debate focused on housing policy. Continue Reading →

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Special Election For Harlem City Council Seat Kicks Off

marvin_holland_sylvia_tyler-cropIt’s going to be a sprint of an election — though it’s not clear how many candidates are running or how many voters will participate — with ballots likely to be cast sometime in February, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Officials And Development Partners Gather For Opening Of PS 186

G:Valerio SibonaNew folderwireframe 2.pdfOfficials and development partners will gather to announce the opening of The Residences at PS 186, a 79 unit mixed-use affordable housing development, co-located with a new 11,302 square feet state-of-the art clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Continue Reading →

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