Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order To End Reliance On Single-Use Plastic From Harlem To Hollis

Executive order directs city agencies to end purchasing single-use plastic foodware and replace it with compostable or recyclable alternatives; also directs them to keep a small supply of plastic items Continue Reading →

DCA Introduces Rules To Protect New Yorkers From Predatory For-Profit Schools From Harlem To Hollis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced new proposed rules to regulate for-profit schools that are not already regulated by the state.

NYCEDC And NYC Parks Release Public Proposal To Design Parks Along Harlem River

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with NYC Parks, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a consultant to design two new waterfront parks at Academy Street Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Returns To Its Detroit Roots

Gymnastics legend and advocate Wendy Hilliard, founder, and CEO of Harlem-based Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), trained at Detroit Recreation Department and went on to become the first African-American to represent the U.S. in international Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Dr. Oxiris Barbot As Commissioner Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the appointment of Dr. Oxiris Barbot as Commissioner of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Uptowns Rep Levine, NYC Health + Hospitals And Groups Rally Against $362M Losses

At a news conference today, leaders of NYC Health + Hospitals and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs joined advocacy groups, elected officials, and labor partners in calling on all Continue Reading →

City Council Highlights Persistence Of Domestic Violence From Harlem To Hollis

This morning, members of the City Council fanned out from Harlem to Hollis, raising awareness about domestic violence and resources and services available for survivors, as part of NYC Go Continue Reading →