3 Neighborhoods In Harlem And Uptown Rank In Top 10 NYC Places For Marijuana Arrests

Patch reports that East Harlem has been one of the Manhattan neighborhoods hit the hardest by the city’s drug enforcement policies in the past decade, according to a study published this week by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. Continue Reading →

Brewer And Chin Statement On Two Bridges Communities From East Harlem To East NY

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following joint statement Wednesday in response to the City Planning Commission’s approval of three massive developments in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Continue Reading →

City To Raise Parking Meter Rates, Create More Zones And Reduced Rates In Harlem

NY Post reports that parking rates will soon go up citywide, and drivers who park in parts of Brooklyn and Queens may face even bigger increases with new zones, city transportation department commission Polly Trottenberg revealed on Wednesday. Continue Reading →

Inwood Rezoning Will Begin Land Use Review Process January 16, 2018

In less than a week, the city’s proposed rezoning of Inwood will enter into the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), the months-long city review process that will determine if the rezoning can move forward. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers (Updated)

By Michael McQuillan

In November 1969 I with classmates at the Bronx High School of Science chipped in for a rickety school bus so we could march against the Vietnam War in Washington. 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 →

Report Says “East Harlem’s District 4 Is The Worst District For Middle Schoolers”

If you’re a parent in East or Central Harlem, your education options are slim — both neighborhoods house the worst districts for middle schools in the city, according to a new report released Thursday by StudentsFirstNY. Continue Reading →

Initial East Harlem Rezoning Plan Promises 30-Story Towers And Less Parking

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City officials unveiled a massive rezoning last night for East Harlem, where the administration hopes to encourage towers as tall as 30 stories, less parking for new buildings, and more ground floor retail. Continue Reading →