Statement From Mayor Bill de Blasio On Amazon HQ2 Leaving New York City

Business Insider wrote that Cuomo’s office said that the HQ2 project would have brought in $27.5 billion in new tax revenue over 25 years based on two economic impact studies, one commissioned by the governor and another by the city.

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Get Ready Cause A Mix Of Snow And Rain May Come From Harlem To Hollis

NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Tuesday, January 29 through Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in anticipation of a wintry mix of snow and rain from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem Restaurant Ordered Closed By NYC’s Health Department Last Week

From filth to flies — some restaurants across Harlem have dirty secrets they’d rather you didn’t know or think about. Fortunately for the diner’s well-being, New York City’s Health Department is watching. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Rick D. Chandler Stepping Down As Buildings Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Rick D. Chandler, PE, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces New Law Offering Third Gender Category On Birth Certificates

The Health Department today announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2019, New Yorkers can change the gender on their birth certificate to “X” to reflect a non-binary gender identity. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Levin And Others Announce New “Know Your Rights” For Workers

Today, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi joined City agency and community partners—including Lutheran Social Services of New York—to announce $350,000 in funding from the City and Robin Hood for “Know Your Rights” (KYR) forums for immigrant New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

NYC Sets New Minimum Wage For AA-Based Drivers From Harlem To Hollis

On Tuesday, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) passed new minimum wage requirements for drivers working for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Going forward, drivers will be paid $17.22 per hour. Continue Reading →

NAACP LDF Honors Civil And Human Rights Champions At 32nd National Equal Justice Awards Dinner

On Thursday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF) hosted their 32nd National Equal Justice Awards Dinner (NEJAD) at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, in NYC.

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NYDOT Completes Harlem River Drive Safety Project

Ohs Online reports that the New York State Department of Transportation recently completed a $7.8 million safety project on Harlem River Drive in Harlem that included resurfacing work, new median barrier, signage, and energy-efficient LED lighting.

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Op-Ed: As City Works To Regulate Uber, Access To Taxis Is Better Than Ever Before

By David Beier

New York City’s new law to regulate multi-billion-dollar ridesharing companies like Uber has been broadly supported by taxi and Uber drivers alike. Continue Reading →