The city’s Alternative Enforcement Program fixes decaying buildings. According to various reports, of the 19 buildings currently selected for the program, all are above 96th Street, including 593 Riverside Associates, which owns three buildings in Harlem: 590-593 Riverside Drive, 49 St. Nicholas Terrace and 608 West 139th Street.
via City steps in to repair decaying Harlem buildings.
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Harlem residents have launched a petition on Change.org to bring Citibikes to Harlem. Harlem was not included in the initial rollout. Nor is Harlem included in current expansion plans.
This exclusion does not make sense. See below for salient points from the petition.
HarlemCondoLife supports the petition by Harlem residents to bring Citibikes to Harlem. Click here to view, sign and share the petition.
While the City is cold and mired in snow, now is the time to ask for what Harlem deserves, so there’s a chance Harlem will have it to enjoy as soon as possible, ideally by this Spring.
- The Citibike program has been largely hailed as a huge success, and plans are in place for its expansion.
- New York Magazine reported though, that the new stations “are planned for the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill”.
- The article points out that the planned expansion “does nothing to fight the perception — and stats — that contend the program is catering only to well-off white people.”
- The expansion of the Citibike program into less affluent areas will mean greater access to the city annual costs of a metrocard start at over $1,300, which would mean greater access to opportunities.
- Harlemites pay the same taxes on sales, income, and property, but we are always the last to benefit when the city prospers, and while Harlem is enjoying something of a renaissance, the City, in this case the NYC Department of Transportation, can help Harlem help itself by supporting the infrastructure of our Manhattan neighborhood.
- Harlem is home to many students, recent college graduates, and others just starting out in the city. A bike share program would boom amongst them. This is especially true given the emergence of Harlem’s Educational Hub in Manhattanville.
- The petition needs the support of Polly Trottenberg, Dept. of Transportation, Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation; Henrietta Lyle, Chairman for CB10; Andrew Lassalle, Assistant District Manager; Seth Solomon, Press Secretary at NYC Department of Transportation.
via Petition | Expand the Citibike program to Harlem | Change.org.
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President Obama unveils his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative today. It’s goal is to find ways for “business and civic leaders to help keep young black men and other men of color on a successful course”.
The centerpiece of the effort is a presidential task force led by Broderick Johnson, the secretary of Mr. Obama’s cabinet. The task force will recommend programs that should be expanded or created to help young black men meet their potential.
Leaders from more than a dozen nonprofit groups will join the president in the East Room on Thursday afternoon as the initiative is announced, including representatives of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Endowment, the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Others include Magic Johnson from Magic Johnson Enterprises, Glenn Hutchins of Silver Lake Partners, Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association and Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment. Gen. Colin Powell, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York.
The foundations are pledging $200 million over the next five years in a search for solutions to problems such as early-childhood development, educational opportunities, school readiness and discipline, parenting, and the criminal justice system.
We’d like to suggest the following that could be done now and at very little cost: The African Americans and 12 Years a Slave for example should be required reading and viewing for every child in every school in every state in this country, as part of American History, Civics, etc.
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Lee & Low is a children’s book publisher focussed on bringing diverse voices to the forefront and promoting related conversations.
They produced this info graphic of the Academy’s track record on honoring the work of minorities. The backdrop to this includes an investigation by The Los Angeles Times in 2012. The Times found that the majority of Academy members are older white men, and of the 85 best actress awards, just one went to a person of color, Halle Berry in 2002.
The Academy’s new president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to do so. She and its chief executive Dawn Hudson are taking steps to increase diversity, which includes a diverse roster of faces for the March 2 show.
Click here for interviews with independent filmmakers of color about their roles in Hollywood.
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