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East Harlem »

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Sets Timeline on East Harlem Rezoning

There will be five public sessions before the speaker's steering committee submits a rezoning plan.

East Village »

Officials to Support East Village Shops Affected by Blast with Biz Crawl

The Friday evening event is meant to encourage visits to restaurants and shops near the blast site.

East Harlem »

Pizza, BBQ Food Trucks Coming to La Marqueta Every Sunday This Summer

The Vendy Plaza will feature local vendors and food trucks from all over the city.

East Harlem »

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative

The program is modeled after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.

East Harlem »

'Mr. Big Shot' Linked to 120 Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations in a Week

In one week, 120 people were hospitalized for smoking synthetic marijuana, mostly in East Harlem.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Budget Doesn't include Funding For 1,000 New Police Officers

The mayor said his $78.3 billion budget prepared the city for future downturns.

Morningside Heights »

Hillary Clinton Says Eric Garner Was 'Choked to Death'

Clinton referenced Garner in her first major policy speech which focused on criminal justice reform.

Civic Center »

Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Mark-Viverito said the City Council is united on the issue and she won't stop pursuing more police.

Civic Center »

City Finally Details Plan to Save $3.4B in Healthcare Costs

The de Blasio administration was criticized for not releasing details of the savings plan earlier.

Central Harlem »

Anti-Violence Program Overhauled Amid Charges Workers Are Still in Gangs

The city began replicating a troubled Harlem anti-violence effort across the five boroughs in December.

Inwood »

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wants to rezone 100 acres in Inwood.

Civic Center »

Bratton Negotiating With De Blasio for More Police, Mayor Skeptical of Need

Bratton made a case for more police during City Council budget hearings.

East Harlem »

Families of Victims Hold Vigil on Anniversary of East Harlem Explosion

A building explosion killed eight people and injured dozens in East Harlem on March 12, 2014.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Ambulance Corps Honored for First Response to NYPD Shootings

The volunteer crew received a proclamation from the New York City Council for their work in the area.

East Harlem »

Mark-Viverito Calls for Millions to Repair NYCHA Buildings in State of City

The council speaker is also calling for legal representation for a broader range of issues.