Mayor Bills Billion NYC Budget Adds Tax Exemptions From Harlem To Hollis

New York City’s municipal budget is $85.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year — reflecting a 14 percent hike over the $75 billion budget that the Democratic mayor and council leadership enacted in 2014, their first year in office. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Candidate Stays On Ballot Despite Potentially Misleading Party

Despite registering for a Feb. 14 special election for the vacant City Council seat in Harlem’s 9th District with a potentially misleading party affiliation Larry Scott Blackmon will remain on the ballot. Continue Reading →

How Can I Get My Local Government To Pay Attention To Me In Harlem?

If you didn’t like a “recent election,” and you’ve been trying to get your city council in Harlem or Hollis to pay attention to some issues in your neighborhood that have been going on for a while now. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Create Campaign For Women Run For City Council

East Harlem City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with other city pols and good government groups, on Friday unveiled a first-of-its-kind initiative to boost the dwindling number of women on the City Council. Continue Reading →

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, As City Backs Off Police Reforms

melissa-mark-viverito-de-blasio-brattonIn a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →