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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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Upper West Side »

UWS Street Named for 4-Year-Old Crash Victim Ariel Russo

West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was named after the 4-year-old girl killed there last year. 

East Harlem »

Espaillat Backers Accuse Rangel of Fostering 'Tale of Two Harlems'

Charles Rangel ignored the needs of East Harlem in favor of Central Harlem, Espaillat supporters said.

Washington Heights »

Espaillat Vows to Give Voters 'One Voice' in Second Bid to Unseat Rangel

Espaillat vowed to be a unifying voice in his latest bid to unseat Charles Rangel.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Push for Universal Pre-K Is Missing the Mark, Critics Say

De Blasio has failed to shore up support among lawmakers, even in his own backyard, officials say.

Central Harlem »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Will Go on Despite Corruption Probe: Supporters

A $1 million fraud scandal won't stop the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the attorney general said.

East Harlem »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Marketing Rep Pocketed $1M in Board Funds, AG Finds

Carlos Velasquez, a marketing agent for the parade, allegedly spent the cash on trips and personal items.

Civic Center »

Carmen Farina Says City Readying 'Plan B' for Universal Pre-K

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spent over an hour answering questions on the city's plans.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine Tapped to Lead Council Committees

Rodriguez will chair the transportation committe while Levine will lead the parks committee.

Bed-Stuy »

Cornegy Tapped to Lead City Council's Small Business Committee

Robert Cornegy was picked to head the council's small business committee and joins five other committees.

Civic Center »

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Adds Friends and Foes to Leadership Team

The new council came to order with a mix of allies and enemies being appointed to key positions.

Sunnyside »

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Named Majority Leader

The Queens councilman was elected Tuesday to the second most powerful City Council spot.

Bed-Stuy »

Advocates Decry Health Care Inequality at Interfaith Hospital Protest

Health care inequality was the focus at a protest in front of Interfaith on Sunday.

Bushwick »

De Blasio Says 500k More Will be Covered by Proposed Paid Sick Leave Bill

The Mayor and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito unveiled their first legislative priority in the new council.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Residents Worry New Speaker Will Forget Her District

Melissa Mark-Viverito says she's up to the task of handling both her district and the Speaker's role.

Civic Center »

Melissa Mark-Viverito Becomes First Latina Speaker After Rival Concedes

Mark-Viverito soared to the top council seat after rival Daniel Garodnick backed down.

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