Harlem Street Renamed For ‘Young Lords’

young lords2NBC News reports that over four decades after Puerto Rican youth in New York City began their fight for social justice, New York’s Young Lords will have a street in El Barrio named in their honor. 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 →

Harlem’s Isabel Washington

isabel washingtonIsabel Washington, was born in Savannah, Ga.,. Isabel and her sister Fredi Washington became popular performers during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York. 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 →

Acclaimed Female Artists, Cultural Workers, and Harlem Elected Speak on “The Art of Being a Woman”

melissaNYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, Visual Artist Xenobia Bailey, and Traditional Yoruba Arpon Amma McKenn

Women of African descent are integral to global creative vision, international cultural output, and inspirational artistic conversation. Continue Reading →

Leaders, Progressives and Activists Gather for the Inauguration in Harlem

NYCC logoOn Sunday, January 26th New York City Council Member Mark D. Levine (D, Manhattan 7th district) will be sworn-in to office as the City Council Member for Manhattan’s 7th district at the South Hall of Riverside Church in West Harlem.   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 →