Posts Tagged ‘Mark Levine’

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Tasteless Tribute | Manhattan Times

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey. They had names. More than a dozen enslaved black women were purchased in the 1800’s by Dr. James Marion Sims, a white Southern doctor who performed experimental surgeries on the women. Sims, a South Carolina native considered the “father of modern gynecology,” is reported to have conducted these procedures without administering […]

Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

Robert Lowery, first black FDNY commissioner, honored with Washington Heights street dedication | NY Daily News

BY Dale W. Eisinger, Denis Slattery | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hundreds of firefighters came out to honor Lowery, who joined the department when there were only 50 African-Americans representing the city’s 10,000 members. When Robert Lowery joined the FDNY in 1941, there were only 50 African-American firefighters out of the department’s more than 10,000 […]

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

by John Surico Mid-June, it was a block in Washington Heights that was poised to be the next to close up shop. The landlord, Coltown Properties, looked to evict the mostly Latino-owned stores on the street, which included a barbershop, restaurant, and income tax service. The store proprietors faced the same issue as many other […]

Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were ‘Time Bomb,’ Councilman Says | DNAinfo

Illegal Gas Hookups in Uptown Buildings Were 'Time Bomb,' Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A handful of Uptown buildings with illegal gas hookups run by a single management company were “time bomb[s],” according to a city councilman. City Councilman Mark Levine gathered with tenants in front of 600 W. 161st St., one of the affected buildings, on Friday morning to demand action from […]

The Renters’ March In Pictures

The Renters' March In Pictures

By Michael Palma

Op-Led: Join The Renters’ March On Saturday, October 25th

Op-Led: Join The Renters' March On Saturday, October 25th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right people, tomorrow a coalition of housing and tenant activists from across the city will gather Uptown for a march from Harlem to Washington Heights. The route chosen marks the largest concentration of rent-regulated apartments in all of New York City, which underscores the importance of ensuring your voices are […]

The Truth About Ebola

The Truth About Ebola

BY Mark Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) As you have likely heard, Dr. Craig Spencer, a member of our community who lives on West 147th Street, has been diagnosed with Ebola.  He is currently being treated in the isolation ward at Bellevue.  Three of his close relations have been quarantined but are currently healthy.  The Department of Health […]

Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Please give us a brief bio A. I began my career teaching bilingual math and science at junior high school 149 in the Bronx. I went on to found a community development credit union here uptown, Neighborhood Trust, which has given over $15 million in small loans to help low-income […]

Dominicans are Obama’s Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

Dominicans are Obama's Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente Surveys of Latino voters show it again and again. President Obama is favored by a majority of likely Latino voters. But a few that break down Latino voters by national heritage show a little-noticed trend – Dominicans are Obama’s most loyal and enthusiastic supporters among this increasingly important voting bloc. Across the […]

Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

There are just a few weeks until the presidential election, and it’s clearer than ever that Democrats are going to have to dig deep to ensure a victory for President Obama. With that said, join the members of the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan this coming Sunday as they head to the key […]

Big Year For Political "Small Fry" | NY Daily News

BY Celeste Katz Most of them are little-known even in their communities, except by the very politically active. They are the party faithful – the district leaders, county committee members and delegates to judicial nominating conventions. And all of these party-office incumbents, along with a few civil court candidates, and their rare would-be challengers, have […]

Washington Heights politician Mark Levine wants to change the face of uptown politics | NY Daily News

BY Frank Lombardi Don’t try telling Washington Heights politician Mark Levine that white officeholders have become extinct in northern Manhattan. He might take it personally. Currently, none of its 11 legislators is white. But it’s not for want of trying by Levine. He’s run twice in 10 years without success, and is thinking of trying […]


BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This has been our first summer as the Uptown Collective (UC) and what a summer it has been. Therefore, on the cusp of fall, it is only fitting that we take a look back at the summer that was. We hit up all the great Uptown restaurants, parks, businesses, happenings and […]


BY Claudio Cabrera Yesterday, local elections in our districts were held and the results were as follows. In the race that received everyone’s close eye, political veteran Adriano Espaillat won in convincing fashion against Mark Levine in the District 31 Senate race (51 to 38 percent). The first Dominican American ever elected to state office […]


Mission accomplished. The Uptown Collective’s Politicking with the People forum featuring State Senate candidate Mark Levine, held at the posh Capas Inc Cigar Bar (4734 Broadway), was another milestone in our mission to be catalysts for dialogue and ultimately for change in this community. What took place last night was not a campaign rally, there […]


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 8PM – 10PM CAPAS, INC. CIGAR BAR 4734 Broadway (btwn. Thayer and Arden Streets) NYC, NY 10040 SEATS ARE LIMITED. RSVP ASAP: POLITICS AS USUAL? BUT NOT FOR THE UPTOWN COLLECTIVE.  We have an understanding of what this mechanism, known as politics is about and what the roles that people […]

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