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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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Lower East Side »

Furious Residents Slam NYCHA Plan for Private High-Rises at Annual Meeting

Many residents spoke out against the plan to build market-rate apartments on public housing land. 

Upper East Side »

Trash Transfer Station Supporters Use Kids as 'Human Shields,' Foes Say

Asphalt Green and Pledge 2 Protect have slammed Borough President contender Julie Menin.

East Harlem »

Harlem Program for Wayward Youth Threatened by Budget Cuts

YouthBuild helps young people who have left high school get their GED and job training.

East Harlem »

Parents and Politicians Fight to Save East Harlem Tech School

The DOE plans to redevelop the School of Cooperative Technical Education in Harlem.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Artists Stage Performance Protest Outside Closed Theater

City officials said they would soon begin leasing space at Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center.

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.

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