Harlem’s Herman Badillo Blazed Path Of Influence

Gonzalez: Few played as big a role in community as Herman Badillo Badillo applauded our goals but sharply disagreed with our militant tactics. Mayor Lindsay ordered the police to arrest more than a hundred of us in the church, whereupon Badillo suddenly intervened as a mediator of the conflict.

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Harlem Public Housing Needs Billion$ To Make Repairs

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It’s also noteworthy that federal law prohibits local governments from building more public housing than already exists.

Gothamist reports that the devolving public housing situation in NYC is just getting worse, and the New York City Housing Authority requires an injection of about $18 billion just to make necessary repairs that’ll keep desperately needed housing stock habitable. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Larry Scott Blackmon Named VP at FreshDirect

L_Scott-Blackmon_sqFreshDirect, a leading online fresh food grocer, announced today that it has named Harlemite Larry Scott Blackmon Vice President, Community and Government Affairs. Continue Reading →

5 Men Exonerated In Central Park Jogger Case

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‘Justice delayed is justice denied,’ – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime. Continue Reading →

Qoute Of The Day: Mayor Bill de Blasio “No”

rangel, wlarond and espMayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he won’t endorse any candidate in New York’s 13th congressional race, a major blow to U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel of Harlem as he seeks a 23rd term in office. Continue Reading →

City Unveils 10-year $41B Housing Plan

Bill-de-Blasio.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360CrainsNewYork reports that on Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration’s ambitious plan to build and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, one that he says will house half a million people at a cost of more than $41 billion over the next decade. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada At Town&Country Philanthropy Summit

Geoffrey CanadaTown & Country will present the magazine’s first-ever Philanthropy Summit at Hearst Tower in New York City on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Summit gathers the country’s most passionate philanthropists and visionary leaders of charitable organizations, with Geoffrey Canada from Harlem Children’s Zone as one of the lead panelist. 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 →