de Blasio Calls $500K-Per-Unit Harlem Housing ‘Affordable’

de BlasioA day after Mayor Bill de Blasio and other high-ranking elected officials lauded the completion of a permanently affordable apartment building in Harlem’s Sugar Hill section Monday, some housing experts are raising questions about its cost. Continue Reading →

Gov’s Ball Gives $10K to Harlem Explosion Victims

govae340115-3e81-409c-981f-d60458001948Organizers for the Governors Ball Music Festival are looking to lend a helping hand to the victims of the East Harlem building explosion earlier this year. Continue Reading →

NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito At Harlem Firehouse Show

electeds and artists in harlemNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo; New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA) Program Director, Adriane Mack; … Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio To Attend Sugar Hill Development

Bill-de-Blasio.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360As you may have heard, Broadway Housing Communities new  Sugar Hill Development  will be opening soon.   Continue Reading →

Pop Up Exhibition at Decommissioned East Harlem Firehouse

Manny_Vega_ArtworkCaribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will host a series of program events, beginning with a free hardhat “pop-up” exhibition open to the public for the first time at the 1885 historical landmark firehouse (120 E. 125th Street).  Continue Reading →

Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data

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We are taking dramatic steps towards more transparency so members of the press and public can see how our legislative process works … - East Harlem Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

In a great article today by the Gotham Gazzette  ow on May 14 the New York City Council unanimously passed a rules reform package that will change the internal operation of the 51-member legislative body. Continue Reading →

Low Wage Workers And Clergy Walk To Riverside Church In Harlem

Wage-March-2More than 1,000 low-wage workers from around the city joined hands today with interfaith clergy members and labor officials for a historic “Faith and Justice” walk to Harlem’s Riverside Church, urging Albany to let cities around the state to set their own minimum wages. Continue Reading →

Hope Flies Over East Harlem Plan

de BlasioA condemnation drama unfolding in East Harlem is presumably not what community residents expected of Mayor de Blasio’s “progressive” agenda. Continue Reading →

Join The Salute To The Harlem Explosion Volunteers And First Responders

BiitH6kCAAATle8East Harlem Council woman Melissa Mark-Viverito this Wednesday, April 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, we will hold a special reception in the Council Chambers at City Hall to salute the volunteers and first responders who did so much for El Barrio/East Harlem, in the aftermath of the Harlem explosion. All are welcome! Continue Reading →