City Council Passes Major Legislation To Create Affordable Housing In Harlem And More

Curbed reports that the New York City Council passed a flurry of bills aimed at creating more affordable housing, and preventing tenant harassment, at its final meeting of the year, on Tuesday. Continue Reading →

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Sends Off NYC Emergency Responders To Puerto Rico (Photos)

A mini-photographic essay of the response from the East Harlem‘s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Continue Reading →

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East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Arrested At DACA Protest (Video)

Here’s the statement and video from East Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Continue Reading →

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Harlem Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez To Call For NYC To Install More Safety Bollards

Today, Saturday, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and transportation advocates will call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards along sidewalks in key areas with high pedestrian volume to prevent potential attacks in NYC. Continue Reading →

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‘Minor’ Offenses Will No longer Get A Criminal Summons From Harlem To Hollis

NY Post reports that people who commit minor violations — like urinating in public or drinking a beer in a city park — will no longer get a criminal summons (from Harlem to Hollis), officials said. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bills Billion NYC Budget Adds Tax Exemptions From Harlem To Hollis

New York City’s municipal budget is $85.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year — reflecting a 14 percent hike over the $75 billion budget that the Democratic mayor and council leadership enacted in 2014, their first year in office. Continue Reading →

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Harlem City Council Candidate Stays On Ballot Despite Potentially Misleading Party

Despite registering for a Feb. 14 special election for the vacant City Council seat in Harlem’s 9th District with a potentially misleading party affiliation Larry Scott Blackmon will remain on the ballot. Continue Reading →

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How Can I Get My Local Government To Pay Attention To Me In Harlem?

If you didn’t like a “recent election,” and you’ve been trying to get your city council in Harlem or Hollis to pay attention to some issues in your neighborhood that have been going on for a while now. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Create Campaign For Women Run For City Council

East Harlem City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with other city pols and good government groups, on Friday unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to boost the dwindling number of women on the City Council. 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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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, As City Backs Off Police Reforms

melissa-mark-viverito-de-blasio-brattonIn a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →

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Big Wins From Harlem To Hollis For City Parks Budget

Rally_20161Overall, this is shaping up to be a good year for our city parks. Advocates from across the city signed NY4P’s letter to the mayor and the City Council, came to the Rally 4 Parks, contacted their elected officials, and supported the Parks work. Continue Reading →

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