Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Mark-Viverito’

Uptown Video: Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park Official Opening

Uptown Video: Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park Official Opening

The video above documents the opening ceremony for the Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem Skate Park. People from all over came out to celebrate the grand occasion. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public arts project called MonumentArt, curated by Celso Gonzalez and presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, with […]


All are welcome | Manhattan Times

All are welcome | Manhattan Times

By Oscar López Rivera I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my community, as it gets ready to provide a space for Puerto Ricans to come together and celebrate our culture, heritage and contributions to society. This […]


¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

By Roberto Ramírez I am marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade because I am proud to be Puerto Rican. I am marching because my life, and that of my family in New York State, has been made possible by the many Puerto Ricans who came before me. Because Puerto Ricans arrived in this city, […]


The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support the parade’s controversial decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera. “Agree or disagree with his […]


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earn top scores on human rights | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS They’re at the top of their class. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned high marks among Upper Manhattan elected officials thanks to their records on human rights. The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, which released the report Tuesday, said […]


3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in honoring and examining the experiences of a wide range of established women in the cultural arts, politics, and public service work this Saturday, March 15th, from 10AM to 7 PM at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem, located at 1680 Lexington Avenue, […]


Hillary Clinton talks early education, parental reading in East Harlem jaunt | NY Daily News

Hillary Clinton talks early education, parental reading in East Harlem jaunt | NY Daily News

By Annie Karni / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hillary Clinton trumpeted the importance of early-childhood education in a visit to East Harlem on Tuesday and urged parents to sing and read to their kids. Mayor de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, also attended the event and touted their commitment to universal prekindergarten in New […]


UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

UPinion: A New Day At The City Council

By Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (@ydanis) With the expected election of Melissa Mark-Viverito to the Speaker of the NYC Council, we are electing not only the first speaker of Latino descent, but a true leader–wholly committed to building a progressive New York City for all residents. Over her time at the city council, I have […]

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