Mark-Viverito City Council speaker

Melissa-Mark-Viverito.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360After months of political jockeying, Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected unanimously as the next City Council speaker Wednesday, becoming the first Hispanic official to hold the city’s second-most-powerful political post. Continue Reading →

‘N Sync’s Lance Bass endorses Harlem Councilwoman

lance and markHarlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito secured the coveted N’ Sync endorsement in the race to become the next City Council speaker. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito Called Vindictive By critics

RK1_3040.JPGIt was supposed to be a friendly talk about an East Harlem art space. Continue Reading →

Harlem Councilwoman Projects Victory For Speaker

melissaWith New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sworn in, attention turns to the second most powerful position in New York City. Continue Reading →

NYC: NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation

latestpix-linknewsThe New York City Housing Authority announced it has achieved its promised goal of completed installation of City Council-funded closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by the end of 2013. 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 →

Edwin Marcial’s ‘El Barrio Walk of Fame’ in East Harlem

edwin marcialWhy should Hollywood have more fun than East Harlem? A businessman, actor and former City Council candidate wants to create an “El Barrio Walk of Fame” on E. 106th St. between Third and Lexington Aves. to honor East Harlem stars and legends. Continue Reading →

Harlem Business Owners Stand Against Proposed Bike Lane

There is already a bike lane on First Avenue in East Harlem, but except for the occasional delivery person, it’s mostly empty or home to illegally parked cars. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Worst Landlords Watchlist

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of 2011 the worst in the city. Continue Reading →