‘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 Melissa Mark-Viverito Flip Flop?

DREAM CHARTERMelissa Mark-Viverito was for charter schools in her East Harlem district — until she hungered to become the next City Council speaker, critics charge. 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 →

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 →

East Harlem Tutorial Program Recieves $15 Million Challenge Gift

337273533_640East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, has received a $15 million challenge gift from philanthropists Marilyn and James Simons. 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 →

NYC & Company’s Spotlights East Harlem/El Barrio

nycgoNYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced East Harlem, also known as El Barrio, in Upper Manhattan… Continue Reading →

Cab Strikes And Kills One In East Harlem

wabc_111113_eastharlem-8Just before 1 p.m., a woman was killed on an East Harlem corner after a taxi driver struck a box truck, which careened onto the sidewalk. 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 →

CB 11 Committee, Votes For East Harlem Bike Lanes

The transportation committee of CB 11 voted to bring the complete street design for First Avenue, shown here in the East Village, to East Harlem. Continue Reading →