Manhattan Borough President World: The Wednesday COVID Update

At press time, TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 25,131 confirmed cases and 2,929 deaths; New York City as a whole has 201,123 cases and 21,649 deaths. Continue Reading →

Kallos And Silicon Harlem Applaud Free Broadband For Students From Charter And Ask For More

Statement from Council Member Ben Kallos:

Technology is going to be a major tool in fighting the spread of novel coronavirus, but only for those who aren’t trapped on the wrong side of the digital divide. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rodriguez And Others Announce Record High Graduation Rate From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced that New York City’s 2019 four-year high school graduation rate has reached a record high of 77.3 percent. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Rallies Retirement Security For All New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Ben Kallos, Council Member Miller, AARP and advocates rallied today to make New York City first city in the nation to create a universal retirement savings program. Continue Reading →

New York City Invests $75M More In East River Esplanade Fixes In East Harlem

New York City is dedicating an addition $75 million to complete and repair sections of the East River Esplanade in Harlem, the Upper East Side and Midtown, parks officials announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

Park-Replacing Development At “No Cost” Sets “Harmful Precedent” In East Harlem

The debate surrounding plans to build a massive development on top of an East Harlem playground as a state investigator reviews the project, according to City Council records. Continue Reading →