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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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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.

East Harlem »

East Harlem's 23rd Precinct Leads Manhattan in Stop-and-Frisks

Blacks made up 61 percent of the more than 17,000 people stopped and frisked in East Harlem in 2011.

East Harlem »

Harlem and Bronx Leaders Demand Fairer District 8 Lines

Advocates say new district lines are unfair to both neighborhoods.

East Harlem »

Mugging Suspect Who Targeted Asians Wanted Cash for Drugs, Sources Say

Jason Commisso, who police say robbed eight victims in East Harlem, was caught riding a New Jersey bus.

East Harlem »

Queens Man Identified as Suspect in E. Harlem Robberies of Asians, Cops Say

Jason Commisso, 34, is wanted in connection with eight robberies and beatings over the last two weeks.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Fights Liquor License Renewal of Trouble-Plagued Bar

Seafood Bar El Chicanito has not been a good neighbor, area residents and CB 11 members say.

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