Mayor Adams Appoints Laurie Cumbo As Department Of Cultural Affairs Commissioner

New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the appointment of Laurie Cumbo as commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). Continue Reading →


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NYC Council Approves Closing Of Rikers Island

Today, the New York City Council approved the closing of Rikers Island, and the construction of four borough-based facilities throughout the city. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s HEAF And Others Announce College Decision Day At The Apollo Theater

On Thursday, May 10th, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and 20 nonprofit college access organizations will gather for the 6th Annual College Decision Day. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio And Deputy Mayor Glen Statement On Approval Of East Harlem And Other Developments

“As we work to make this city more equitable, we are building and preserving affordable housing at a record pace. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Access To Credit & Capital For Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises Town Hall Forum

The Small Business Expo For Free In NYC1Hosted by The Black Institute with The Black Latino and Asian Caucus

Town Hall Forum to discuss access to credit and capital for minority and women owned business enterprises. Continue Reading →


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TBI, BLAC & Women’s Caucus Drive Passage Of MWBE Bill Package

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito  Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SOn Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.

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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 →


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