Harlem youth voice concerns over NYPD policing

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell At a Harlem Youth Townhall hosted by Iesha Sekou and Street Corner Resources on July 17, 2020 at the Frederick Samuel Community Center in Harlem, youth members took the microphone to voice their concerns over … Read More

New York City enters Phase Four, the final phase of reopening

After being the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the US in April and May, New York City entered Phase Four, the final phase of reopening, on July 20, 2020. This phase includes reopening for low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, … Read More

Celebrities to raise money to support Harlem Community through Harlem Serves Up!

Photo credit: Harlem Serves Up! Chefs and restaurateurs including Mashama Bailey, Aliyyah Baylor, Adrienne Cheatham, Nina Compton, Charles Gabriel, Carla Hall, Kwame Onwuachi, Melba Wilson, Tren’ness Woods-Black, Skai Young and Raymond Zamanta Mohan, among others, will headline a one-hour fundraiser … Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services to offer free compliance consultations to restaurants

Photo credit: BullRun NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced the expansion of its no-cost compliance consultation services to help businesses open safely under the Open Restaurants program, avoiding costly fines and penalties. The new program … Read More

New York State can pay your rent for up to four months

Photo credit: William Alexander A new emergency rental assistance program launched on July 14, 2020 will help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes. The program, designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will … Read More

Harlem artists discuss the making of Black Lives Matter Harlem Street Mural

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park, Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and Senator Brian Benjamin hosted a fireside chat with the eight Black artists who created the original artwork for the Black Lives Matter Harlem Street … Read More

Street Vendor Project creates fund for immigrant workers excluded from government financial relief

Photo credit: Mathew Hayward The Street Vendor Project (SVP) at the Urban Justice Center is creating a fund to help the hundreds of thousands of workers in New York State that have been excluded from any sort of emergency income … Read More

NYC’s School Reopening Plan leaves Immigrant Families in the dark, say advocates

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced last week that NYC schools would reopen this fall and presented a plan on July 8, 2020 that NYC advocates found inadequate for … Read More

New York City enters phase three with personal care businesses and outdoor dining

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening on July 6, but that indoor dining will not reopen. “New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and — until recently — was … Read More

Harlem unveils BLACK LIVES MATTER Street Mural paid for by community members

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park in partnership with Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and Senator Brian Benjamin kicked off the Painting of the Harlem BLACK LIVES MATTER Street Mural stretching across Adam Clayton Powell Jr. … Read More

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