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Salvation Army Establishes Bronx Fire Relief Fund

Salvation Army Establishes Bronx Fire Relief Fund

In the wake of the recent tragic apartment building fire in the Bronx, that cost the lives of 17 people, including 8 children, The Salvation Army New York Division has set up the Bronx Fire Relief Fund and is encouraging the community to give to support those families impacted by the fire.  To contribute, anyone can […]

NYC Councilwoman Jordan Holds Harlem Rally And Protest

NYC Councilwoman Jordan Holds Harlem Rally And Protest

New York City Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, and concerned residents of central Harlem, led a protest on Jan, 3, 2022, to fight against the “One45” development, proposed for the corner of Lenox Avenue and West 145th street. The proposal to construct two 363-foot-tall towers, a civil rights museum and new headquarters for Rev. Al Sharpton’s […]

Legislator Mulé Applauds Approval of Automatic Tax Exemption Renewals For Eligible Seniors And Disabled Nassau Residents

Legislator Mulé Applauds Approval of Automatic Tax Exemption Renewals For Eligible Seniors And Disabled Nassau Residents

Popular tax exemptions for income-eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities will be automatically renewed for the 2022-23 tax year following emergency action by the Nassau County Legislature. During a Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, emergency meeting, legislators voted unanimously to waive the 2022-23 renewal application requirements for Nassau residents who received the Senior Citizen tax exemption […]

HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMEMORATES 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH ACTION CENTERS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMEMORATES 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH ACTION CENTERS

The Health Department commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center with the release of “100 Years of Neighborhood Health,” a video honoring the center’s legacy. Opened in 1921 as the East Harlem District Heal­­­­th Center, the 158 East 115th Street site has been an integral part­­ of the surrounding community. […]

Manuel Castro Becomes NYC's First Mexican-American And Dreamer Appointed As MOIA Commissioner

Manuel Castro Becomes NYC’s First Mexican-American And Dreamer Appointed As MOIA Commissioner

Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of Manuel “Manny” Castro to the position of commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). Castro’s appointment marks the first time the post of MOIA Commissioner will be held by a formerly undocumented person. Currently, Castro serves as the Executive Director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), […]

Ossining Mayor Rika Levin, Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick And Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Officiate Street Renaming For Dream Shepherd, Inspiration For New York State's Dream’s Law

Ossining Mayor Rika Levin, Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick And Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Officiate Street Renaming For Dream Shepherd, Inspiration For New York State’s Dream’s Law

The intersection of South Highland Avenue and Main Street, near the historic Ossining Bank Building, was honorarily named for Dream Ioni Shepherd, who died Aug. 21, 2021 at the age of 16 as she was preparing to enter her senior year at Ossining High School. Shepherd valiantly fought Sickle Cell Disease from birth until she […]

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Celebrates Festive Season With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Celebrates Festive Season With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine celebrates the season with festive holiday services on Dec. 24 at 4 and 10 pm and Dec. 25 at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). This year’s cherished holiday festivities at the Cathedral begin with a service of […]

'Love & Hip Hop' Star PHresher Gives To Brooklyn's Needy

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star PHresher Gives To Brooklyn’s Needy

“Love & Hip Hop” star PHresher and his wife, Jenn Coreano, who appears on the series with him, have been spending the holiday season giving back to residents of their former neighborhood in Brooklyn. He’s set to do it again. PHresher will be giving back to the community this season with a Winter Wonderland toy […]

Coney Island Prepares For Annual Polar Bear Plunge For The First Time Since New Year's Day 2020

Coney Island Prepares For Annual Polar Bear Plunge For The First Time Since New Year’s Day 2020

The originators of this globally recognized event, the Coney Island Polar Bears have announced that the longstanding and beloved event will return for an in-person plunge on New Year’s Day. Partnering with the Alliance for Coney Island and local non-profits, the 119th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge aims to raise […]

Chase Bank Opens Full-Service Bank In Coney Island For First Time Since 2016

Chase Bank Opens Full-Service Bank In Coney Island For First Time Since 2016

The Alliance for Coney Island has announced that Chase Bank is reopening a full-service branch in Coney Island for the first time since 2016. As a neighborhood that currently only has one full-service bank at the Western end of Mermaid Avenue, the opening of Chase, which closed its branch shortly after Superstorm Sandy, is an […]

28th Annual Harlem Holiday Lights Draws Big Crowds

28th Annual Harlem Holiday Lights Draws Big Crowds

The official kick-off to the Holidays began with the launch of the 28th Annual Harlem Holiday Lights Caravan. This year the parade added several big names to its roster of participants. Superstar, entrepreneur and celebrity talk show host Nick Cannon was this year’s Grand Marshal, and he brought the sizzle, the joy and the community spirit […]

FreshDirect Hosted Its “Give-Ember” 2021 Holiday Food Donation Extravaganza

FreshDirect Hosted Its “Give-Ember” 2021 Holiday Food Donation Extravaganza

With so many families hit hard economically by the pandemic, FreshDirect’s “Give-Ember” 2021 Holiday Food Donation Extravaganza came just in time. On November 22, City Harvest, hip-hop legend Slick Rick, DJ Chuck Chillout, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and other local elected officials came out in support […]

Coney Island Businesses Come Together To Distribute More Than 1,000 Free Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

Coney Island Businesses Come Together To Distribute More Than 1,000 Free Thanksgiving Meals To-Go

On Wednesday, November 24th, the Coney Island Gospel Assembly will once again partner with local community non-profit group, the Alliance for Coney Island, and area businesses Gargiulo’s Restaurant, La Tombola Restaurant, and Luna Park in Coney Island to host their annual community Thanksgiving meal distribution. Through the generous donations from local businesses and supporters including […]

African American Chamber Of Commerce President Phil Andrews Inducted Into 2021 LIBN Hall of Fame

African American Chamber Of Commerce President Phil Andrews Inducted Into 2021 LIBN Hall of Fame

African American Chamber of Commerce President Phil Andrews Inducted into Long Island Business News (LIBN) Hall of Fame as 2021 Inductee.  Long Island Business Hall of Fame, created by the Long Island Business News, recognizes the accomplishments of Long Island’s most impactful business leaders past and present. These business icons have long demonstrated remarkable leadership […]

LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President Named To 2021 City & State Magazine Top Power List On Long Island For 3rd Consecutive Year

LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President Named To 2021 City & State Magazine Top Power List On Long Island For 3rd Consecutive Year

LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President Named to 2021 City & State Magazine Top Power List on Long Island for 3rd Consecutive Year. LIAACC’s President was on the list for the 2019 and 2020 calendar year. About: Phil Andrews – Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber […]