Harlem Speaks Out Against Landmarked Brownstone’s Into Drug Treatment Facility

Thursday evening, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assembly Member Al Taylor, State Senator Brian Benjamin, and other officials joined Harlem community members and elected officials at an emergency rally. Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Speaks On Fair Fares Victory For Everyone From Harlem To Hollis

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces Record Low Infant Mortality Rate From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released the 2016 Infant Mortality Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that infant mortality has dropped to a historic low in New York City, though disparities between race and ethnic groups persist. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Al Sharpton Wants A Black City Council Speaker

The NY Post reports that Rev. Al Sharpton wants race to weigh heavily in who becomes the next leader of the City Council. Continue Reading →

Harlem Health Fair, CM Levine to Giveaway Bike Helmets And More

In partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation and the FDNY, Upper Manhattan Council Member Mark Levine will be hosting his office’s 4th Annual Community Health Fair featuring a bike helmet giveaway to 600 adults and children from the neighborhood, a smoke detector giveaway to over 100 families, and dozens of free health exams. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others Come Together To Celebrate 20 Years Of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

A  great photograph of students, staff and others forming a human peace sign as part of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 20th year celebration at the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others Call On ICE Agents To Wear Body Cameras

NYC Council Member Mark Levine and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be joined by U.S. Congress Members Yvette D. Clarke and Adriano Espaillat at a press conference on Thursday, August 24, 2017, call on the federal government to require Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents to wear body cameras. 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 Place. 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. Continue Reading →

Mayor Signs Right To Counsel Bill Sponsored By Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign Intro 214-B, a landmark bill passed on July 20th, 2017, by the New York City Council and sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa L. Gibson. Continue Reading →

Rep. Adriano Espaillat Led Uptown Electeds And Others On Subway Crisis Answers

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat led a group of New York State and New York City elected officials for a community discussion for constituents to address New York’s subway crisis following a series of derailments, commuter delays, cancellations, fires and a host of other transit issues. Continue Reading →

Rep. Levine And Others Leaders Celebrate Passage Of Landmark Tenants’ Rights Bill

The New York City Council today voted to pass Intro 214-B, a landmark bill sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson, that requires the Office of Civil Justice to establish a program for legal representation for low-income tenants facing eviction in housing court within five years. Continue Reading →

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 era by delivering real wins for New Yorkers.

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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 awareness about the City’s Rent Freeze Program. 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 the designation in the City Council with the unanimous support of his colleagues. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Mark Levine’s 4th Annual Health Fair In Harlem

In partnership with dozens of local community organizations, health advocacy groups and city agencies,  City Council Member Mark Levine hosted his office’s 4th Annual Community Health Fair this past Saturday in Riverbank State Park. Continue Reading →

Harlem Parks Chair Mark Levine Addresses Inequality In NYC Parks System

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the NYC Council Parks Committee, chaired by Harlem Council Member Mark Levine heard testimony from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and parks advocates regarding the department’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget at City Hall Chambers, New York Continue Reading →