Mayor, First Lady And Chancellor Announce Major School Expansion From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced for the first time in New York City’s history that all students will have access to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Justice (RJ) practices and, when needed, earlier intervention from clinical social workers. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McCray And Others Rallied In Support Of Paid Personal Time legislation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, activist Gloria Steinem and advocates today rallied in support of Paid Personal Time legislation from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And The Gracie Mansion Conservancy Announce “She Persists” Show

Tomorrow, First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Gracie Mansion Conservancy will open an unprecedented art exhibition at Gracie Mansion that brings together more than 60 works by 44 women across 10 decades. 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 →

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. Continue Reading →

First Lady And Others Announce Expansion Of Program Uniting Families Of Incarcerated Women

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann today announced the expansion and continuation of an innovative program that allows mothers from Harlem to Hollis currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with their children. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Announces Two New City Health Diversion Centers In Harlem And The BX

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced two vendors have signed leases to open the City’s first two drop-off diversion centers, a significant first step towards opening the centers. Continue Reading →