“Disbanding” NYPD From Harlem To Hollis Gets City Speaker Corey Johnson’s Backing

New York City should “follow the lead” of Minneapolis, which recently disbanded its police force, mayoral candidate and Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Supports Lenox Terrace Tenants In Bid To Stop Rezoning

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recommended against adopting a proposed plan to demolish several buildings in the Lenox Terrace development and replace them with new luxury apartments and overscale retail stores. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Central Park Five Prosecutor Resigns From Columbia Law School

A prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned her position as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School in Harlem following calls for her firing in the wake of a Netflix series about the case, school officials confirmed. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, First Lady McCray And Others Rallied In Support Of Paid Personal Time legislation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, activist Gloria Steinem and advocates today rallied in support of Paid Personal Time legislation from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Bubble Bursts In Her Fight For Public Advocate’s Office

Last Tuesday seemed to dash the dreams of yet another City Council speaker, in this case, Melissa Mark-Viverito, who left the post in 2017 reports Crain’s New York. Continue Reading →