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South Bronx »

Mott Haven Residents Vie for $1 Million in City Council Discretionary Funds

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito set aside money for projects suggested and selected by the community.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Ydanis Rodriguez Recounts Being Arrested Near Zuccotti Park

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he was thrown to the ground and beaten by police when he was arrested three blocks north of Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning.

Harlem »

East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito Tops Human Rights Report

A new report by the Urban Justice Center gave top marks to East Harlem City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for her work on human rights.

Harlem »

Teen Task Force Develps Plan to Stop Youth Violence

A group of young people spent a year developing seven points that need to be addressed to stop violence among their peers.

Harlem »

Parents Want Safety Improvements at East Harlem Mall

A group of Harlem parents say they want changes to security and barrier design at the East River Plaza mall where 47-year-old Marion Hedges was struck and critically injured by a shopping cart tossed from an upper level by two 12-year-old boys on Oct. 30.

Manhattan »

Washington Heights March Adds Diversity to Occupy Wall Street

Uptown politicians led a march from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park Monday in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

Harlem »

Better Security May Have Stopped Shopping Cart Incident, Pol Says

East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito wants better security at the East River Plaza mall where two 12-year-old boys are accused of dropping a shopping cart on Marion Hedges.

Manhattan »

Council Passes Bill to Curtail Deportation for Jailed Immigrants

A bill to limit the city's cooperation with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement passed the city Council Thursday.

Manhattan »

City Council Gives Thumbs Up to Resident Permit Parking

The City Council voted Thursday in favor of legislation that would give the city the power to choose whether to consider permit marking in the city.

Harlem »

1,000 New Benches Coming to City Streets

The CityBench program will place 1,000 benches throughout the five boroughs.

Harlem »

Harlem and Upper West Side Residents to Have a Say in Budgeting Process

Four New York City Councilmembers are experimenting with participatory budgeting, or letting residents have a say in how capital funds are spent in their neighborhoods.

Manhattan »

Pols Push Bill to Curtail Deportation for Some Jailed Immigrants

Politicians advocated for an immigrant rights bill, Intro 656, Sunday ahead of a City Council hearing on the matter Monday.

Downtown »

Solber Pupusas Sizzle at Vendy Awards

Solber Pupusas was crowned the king of street vendors at this year's Vendy Awards on Governors Island Saturday.

Harlem »

Frederick Douglass Statue Dedicated in Harlem

The statue is at the southern end of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet.

Harlem »

Shootings and Homicides Persist in Harlem Even as Other Crimes Fall

DNAinfo's new Crime & Safety Report shows that Harlem is doing better with overall safety but is still struggling with violent crime.

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