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City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito

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Neighbors Skeptical as Randall's Island Tennis Center Negotiates New Courts

SPORTIME wants to add nine additional courts at a cost of $7 million.

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East Harlem Residents Vote on How to Spend $1M From City Budget

Harlem Residents can vote for up to five projects to receive the city's $1 million discretionary funds.

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East Harlem Bike Lane Plan Crosses Finish Line

CB 11 approves a protected bike lane plan after withdrawing its support.

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East Harlem and Midtown Among Manhattan's Top 5 NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Spots

Police performed tens of thousands of stop and frisks in Harlem, Inwood and Midtown in 2011.

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Top Cop Ray Kelly Slams Councilmembers Who Oppose Stop-and-Frisk

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said critics of 'stop and frisk' haven't suggested alternatives.

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Bike Lanes Plan Back on Track in East Harlem

After earlier opposition, CB 11's transportation committee voted to support installation of the lanes.

South Bronx »

Fresh Direct to Receive $84 Million in Subsidies After City Approval

The deal will bring more than 960 jobs to the Bronx, the city says, but some residents objected the plan.

South Bronx »

City To Vote on Fresh Direct Deal Tuesday, Despite Pleas to Delay Decision

South Bronx residents and a politician asked city to postpone a vote on a $84 million subsidy package.

Harlem »

Landmark Harlem Firehouse to be Reborn as Afro-Caribbean Cultural Institute

The Caribbean Cultural Center is leaving its Hell's Kitchen brownstone for a firehouse built in 1888.

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John McEnroe Tennis Center Pledges to Boost East Harlem Outreach

Critics say the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and surrounding facilities are too expensive for East Harlem.

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Long-Delayed East Harlem Community Center Opens

The Johnson Houses Community and Children's Center  will feature a host of programs and services.

Harlem »

Theater at East Harlem's Julia de Burgos Cultural Center Gets New Operator

The Economic Development Corporation announced that three groups will reactivate underutilized theater space at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center.

Manhattan »

Carriage Horse Drivers Association Fights Back Against Critics

The Horse and Carriage Association of New York City claims the ASPCA and NYCLASS have "defrauded" the public about the carriage horse industry in New York. 

Harlem »

East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito Arrested at OWS Protest

Mark-Viverito was arrested along with Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and 98 others for blocking the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan.

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Community Board 11 Withdraws Support of East Harlem Protected Bike Lanes

Community Board 11 reversed its stance after voting overwhelmingly in September to support the Department of Transportion plan to install protected bike lanes on First and Second avenues.

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