Transit Advocates Ask Subway Riders From Harlem To Hollis To Call The Mayor In Push For Fair Fares

Metro reports that as you wait on subway platforms this week, you may see transit advocates asking you to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to ask him to adopt “fair fares.” Continue Reading →

Human Rights Campaign Designates NYC Health + Hospitals A “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that 22 of its patient care locations (includes Harlem Hospital), across all five boroughs, have received the designation “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2018. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Chancellor Fariña Announced The Expansion Of 3-K For All

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the expansion of 3-K for All to six more community school districts across all five boroughs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And The City Council Announce Anti-Bullying Hearing

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and the New York City Council announced the Council will hold an oversight hearing to examine the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Education’s anti-bullying efforts in City schools. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Rodriquez, Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Immigration Law

The City Council Committee on Immigration, chaired by Carlos Menchaca, and Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriquez and others reps responded quickly to the recent Trump Administration’s announcement signaling the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

NYC Joins Amicus Brief In Challenging Gender-Affirming Surgery Denial

On June 28, 2017, New York City joined a coalition of municipalities and private employers across the United States in filing an amicus brief in Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña Announce Universal PE Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assembly Member Cathy Nolan and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a Universal Physical Education (PE) initiative to provide all schools with a designated PE space by 2021. Continue Reading →