Harlem Charter Fight Moves to Court (audio)

IMG_0504The controversial founder of the Success Academy charter schools, Eva Moskowitz, said on Monday that her network and a group of parents filed a lawsuit to reverse the city’s decision to block a middle school from opening this fall even as Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would find alternate seats for the 194 children affected. Continue Reading →

15-Year-Old Jumps To Her Death

jayah-ram-jacksonA tormented 15-year-old girl who mused on Facebook about committing suicide jumped to her death Thursday from the roof of her grandmother’s Upper West Side building (just south of Harlem), police said. Continue Reading →

Bill de Blasio Touts Speaker Candidate Mark-Viverito

RK1_3050.JPGMayor-elect Bill de Blasio took his preference for Council Speaker public for the first time Monday — appearing at a “rah rah” luncheon with at least 60 backers of his close ally of East Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, sources said. Continue Reading →