Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Mayor de Blasio And Others Forgive $150 Mil Home And Business Owners Debt

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the resolution of more than $150 million in debt from violations issued by city agencies – the result of a three-month Department of Finance amnesty program, run in conjunction with the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others On DDC Summer School Enrichment Program

melissa-mark-viverito-and-ydanis-rodriguez1Uptown electeds Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez comment on a study of middle school students who participated in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) Middle School Summer Enrichment Program has found that, after the program, students overall were more interested in technical career fields. Continue Reading →

NYC To Put Landlords From Harlem To Hollis On Notice Comply With Law Or Lose Tax Benefits

east-harlem sliderNYC housing and finance officials will notify 3,000 landlords next week that they will lose a lucrative property tax break unless they follow procedures aimed at limiting rent increases. Continue Reading →

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Maria A. Oquendo, Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch NYC Well

politics-in-harlemFirst Lady Chirlane McCray, along with the American Psychiatric Association President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and health leaders, today announced the launch of NYC Well, a one-click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment services. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate The Latino Community In NYC

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Today Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Carlos Menchaca and Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, and members of the Coalition for Latin American Consulates in New York (CLACNY),… Continue Reading →

NY City Council Funds Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934The New York City Council led by Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has allocated $200,000 under the End the Epidemic budget to fund Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative program. Continue Reading →

Join The Department Of Design Conference For Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises

image004The New York City Department of Design and Construction continues its effort to increase business opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE’s) this week as it hosts its third annual conference on contract opportunities for MWBE architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Continue Reading →

Women’s Caucus Thanks Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And More

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934After hearing from nearly 100 nonprofit providers of services for women and children in need, the Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council successfully secured nearly $1 million for day-to-day programming and over $3 million for brick and mortar building renovations.  Continue Reading →