Addressing The Lack Of Diversity In Public Monuments In City Parks With Council Hearing

The Committees on Women, Parks, and Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, chaired by Council Members Helen Rosenthal, Barry Grodenchik, and Jimmy Van Bramer, Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Al Sharpton Wants A Black City Council Speaker

The NY Post reports that Rev. Al Sharpton wants race to weigh heavily in who becomes the next leader of the City Council. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces His Cultural Plan For All New Yorkers, CreateNYC

Mayor de Blasio today joined NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer to release CreateNYC, New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Mark-Viverito And Others Helping To Improve Quality Of Life For All

Yesterday, the city took important steps to hold landlords accountable and make our streets safer by passing legislation that will help with the crisis when it comes to affordable housing, and to protect pedestrians and cyclists who are the most vulnerable street users.

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Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Hundreds Protest Proposed Federal Arts Funding Cuts

Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer held a rally today outside City Hall that was attended by hundreds protesting President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts for the arts. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Remind Voters of Importaant Election Registration Deadlines

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Ben Kallos, Minority Leader Steve Matteo and Council Members today reminded New Yorkers to register to vote and to  indicate their party affiliation by the deadline, October 14th, in order to be eligible for voting in the November 8th Presidential Election. Continue Reading →

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