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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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East Harlem »

City to Rent East Harlem Theater Space Until Operator Chosen

The theater at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center has been shuttered since 2010.

East Harlem »

AG Investigates Money Trail Between Coors and Puerto Rican Day Parade Team

Eric Schneiderman is looking into how the parade's board used MillerCoors funds meant for scholarships.

East Harlem »

Coors Light to Stop Producing Beer Can That Offended Puerto Ricans

MillerCoors apologized for offending the Puerto Rican community in a letter just hours before a protest.

East Harlem »

Coors Says Nothing Wrong with Beer Can Designed for Puerto Rican Parade

Latino advocacy groups and politicians say the "disrespectful" image is meant to be a Puerto Rican flag.

East Harlem »

Puerto Rican Flag on Coors Beer Cans Sparks Outrage

East Harlem councilwoman and advocacy groups are calling the advertisment "disrespectful."

East Harlem »

New High-Capacity Trash Cans Aim to Keep the Streets of El Barrio Cleaner

Eighteen new high-capacity trash cans have been purchased for the neighborhood.

Upper East Side »

City Councilwoman Urges City to Postpone New Busker Policy

Melissa Mark-Viverito wants the Parks Department to push back and explain new performer regulations.

East Harlem »

$1.8M in Funding to Be Split Among Six Projects in East Harlem, The Bronx

The discretionary funding for District 8 is the result of the participatory budgeting process.

East Harlem »

CB 11 Black Members Say They Were Displaced for Latinos to 'Appease Quotas'

The number of Latinos on CB 11 jumped to 20 from 15 after complaints from community members.

East Harlem »

Pols Call for Safety Measures, Enforcement Near Where Boy Was Killed

Officials say the Department of Transportation needs to increase safety measures in the area.

East Harlem »

Only a Third of Community Board Members in East Harlem Are Latino

Community Board 11 has between 15 and 17 Latino members out of 46 current board representatives.

New York City »

Quinn Says Council Members' Worry Over Funding Revenge Is 'Ridiculous'

City Council members worried that they would see their funds cut if they ran afoul of Quinn.

New York City »

City Council Members Fear Budget Revenge if They Don't Endorse Quinn

Council members are considering delaying endorsements until after budget season to prevent retribution.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Leaders Reach Out to Wary Asian Residents After Muggings

Jason Commisso was charged in one of eight muggings targeting Asian residents.

East Harlem »

Harlem RBI Breaks Ground on $78.5M Charter School and Affordable Housing

The project will include a home for DREAM Charter School and 89 units of affordable housing.

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