Uptown Electeds, Pharmacies, And Health Department “Prescribe” Fruits And Veggies From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today announced the expansion of its Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions program to give low-income New Yorkers with high blood pressure a “prescription” for fruits and vegetables. Continue Reading →

Rev Dr Nigel Pearce, Mark Levine, Mayor de Blasio And Others Help Hardworking Drivers

Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Dr. Nigel Pearce, Mark Levine, and others today announced a new plan by the Taxi and Limousine Commission to extend the cap on For-Hire Vehicle licenses announced last year

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Nations Largest Public Cemetery To Be Transferred From The Department Of Corrections To Parks & Rec

Today, uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Chairman of the Transportation Committee, joined by Speaker Corey Johnson and the Committees on Health and Parks & Recreation, held a hearing related to the Hart Island legislation. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others Support NYC’s Commitment To Guarantee Health Care For All

MetroPlus Health, the health insurance plan preferred by more than 500,000 New Yorkers, today announced partnerships with the NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Continue Reading →

De Blasio, Harlem’s Levine And Others Announce Lawsuit Against Ballyhoo Billboard Company

Today, the de Blasio administration filed a lawsuit against Ballyhoo Media, Inc. for repeatedly violating local laws by displaying Times Square-style billboards on a barge that travels daily along the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts. Continue Reading →

Evictions Down From Harlem To Hollis In Areas Where Tenants Get Free Lawyers

A city program that provides free lawyers to low-income tenants in housing court has helped cut down on evictions, according to a new analysis by advocates for the program. Continue Reading →

NYC Councilmember Levine Visits Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center Food Pantry

When the Emma L Bowen Community Service Center opened its doors in 1986, it fulfilled a vision — to enable individuals and families, regardless of age, to effectively and productively meet the many challenges. Continue Reading →