Harlem State Assembly Member And Council Hopeful MIA At Crucial School Control Vote

As the race for a City Council seat heats up, candidate Robert Rodriguez — also a member of the state Assembly — is under fire for missing a critical vote to determine the future of New York City public schools. 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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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Fight For Affordable Flood Insurance

The cost of flood insurance could reach crisis levels for low-income New Yorkers and other low-income Americans if Congress does not act to reform FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Continue Reading →

Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Food Bank Encourage NY’ers To Use EITC

melissa from harlem and foodHarlem’s speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with Council Member Daniel Dromm today visited Food Bank NYC in Jackson Heights to remind New Yorkers to file their taxes and to utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at free tax preparation sites at locations across the City. Continue Reading →

Mark-Viverito’s East Harlem Plan Recommends Tossing Parking Minimums

Screen-Shot-2016-02-26-at-11.03.02-AMCouncil Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito has released an “East Harlem Neighborhood Plan” to guide the city’s rezoning of the community, and one of the recommendations is the elimination of parking minimums. Continue Reading →