NYC’s Specialized Schools Called Racist

diverse childrenNew York City’s specialized schools still have low enrollment among minorities, according to a city report released on Friday. Continue Reading →

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 →

NYC Lawmakers Are Closed On Open Webcasts

webA law requiring all city agencies, commissions and task forces to webcast their public meetings and hearings took effect this week, but most of those entities are failing to comply. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Boots Charters In City Space

De Blasio State CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took off the gloves in his battle with education reformers, rescinding an agreement for the city to share space with several public charter schools. Continue Reading →

Vocational Students Graduate at Higher Rates

dehotosdreamcatchersWith an unemployment rate of over 40% in Harlem, the kind of career and technical schools discussed in this article are definitely something to be considered as an option.

High school students enrolled at the city’s career and technical schools have a better chance of graduating than students in traditional public schools, which researchers say could bode well for the future of the city’s workforce. Continue Reading →

125th Street BID: Harlem Real Estate And Development

1662This very valuable service has been well received by the business community in Harlem and those looking to come to 125th Street. We look to add additional locations in the near future.    Continue Reading →

Police Unions Seek Stop-And-Frisk Appeals Ruling

Stop-and-frkisk.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Police unions told a federal appeals court Friday that they want the courts to decide whether a judge properly ordered changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program even if the city no longer wants to challenge her rulings. Continue Reading →