Elected officials and advocates rallied in front of buildings run by Durst-owned BCB Management in upper Manhattan to show support for rent-stabilized tenants living under dangerous conditions.
On Saturday, January 30, elected officials, tenants, and tenant advocates from Pa’lante Harlem will rally in front of 3147 and 3149 Broadway in an effort to highlight the predatory behavior of the building’s owner, BCB Property Management.
A broad coalition of voting rights advocates is launching a campaign to promote federal and state voting rights protections for people of color and working families from Harlem to the Hudson.
Today, uptown elected officials and community members will rally in an effort to save a desperately needed supermarket vital to the well-being of the neighborhood.
On Thursday, October 29, Harlem Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate Letitia James, and a group of council members and state legislators joined a coalition of teachers, students and business leaders calling for a broad expansion of foreign language education programs in New York City.
The extraordinary service of an Iraq war hero – both on and off the battlefield – was recognized on October 8, 2015 at the fourth annual Heroes of Labor awards ceremony, co-sponsored by EmblemHealth and LaborPress.
The Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated held its 90th Anniversary Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Marina Del Rey in Bronx, New York.
As gay pride celebrations kick off around the country (June is National Pride Month), Harlem held its own Pride kick-off, Monday night, at Hyacinth’s Haven. Sponsored by the city’s Public Advocate, Leticia James, this was her first Black gay Pride kick-off, which she hopes to make an annual event.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today called for stronger rent laws that will stem the loss of affordable apartments to deregulation. More than 35,000 affordable apartments have left rent regulation since it was last extended in 2011, putting enormous pressure on working families and pushing longtime tenants out of fast-gentrifying neighborhoods.
Harlem City Council Inez Dickens, the Black Institute President Bertha Lewis, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke, Mount Neboh Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Assemblyman Michael Blake; and other Council Members Kallos, Cumbo, and Eugene, minority business owners representing construction, financial services, and other sectors.
By Seitu Oronde Harlem’s Rep. Rangel wins primary as Henry Singleton 1199 SEIU organizer holds declaring his support.
The Westsider wrote that the Salvation Army has made a deal to sell The Williams senior residence on 95th street and West End Avenue to a private developer for $108 million, and plans to remove the remaining seniors from the building.
Photographs by Seitu Oronde Seitu Oronde was at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8th, 2014 in New York City.
Join Brian Benjamin as he co-hosts this special event honoring local political leaders including NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer along with young professionals including Dominique Sharpton, Ny Whitaker and more!
An gas leak explosion in Harlem last week killed eight people, injured more than 60, and left dozens suddenly homeless.