It’s not just a rhetorical question - the City is asking us to suggest projects to improve our community and we will get a chance to vote on which ones should be included in the City budget. It is a new way of making decisions about how to use public money called Participatory Budgeting, now in its second year. If you would like to learn how to weigh in, check out one of these informational sessions in our area:
Tuesday, Sepatember 9th 5:30 pm at Union Settlement (237 E 104 Street)
Monday, September 15th at 5:30 pm at the Jonson Community Center (1833 Lexington Ave)
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This picture has been floating around social media sites again recently. Such a simple yet powerful image. A rainbow of colors. A beautiful and important message.
Love the skin you are in.
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Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview.
Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe.
This interview follows Dorsey’s recent appearance at the Apollo, courtesy of Square’s “Let’s Talk” series, which we first posted about on December 13th 2013.
Says Dorsey about Harlem: “There’s an electricity in the air. It’s one of the reasons we chose Harlem for this event.”
Posted in Central Harlem, Community, Innovation, New York City, North Harlem, Restaurants, Science & Technology, Science and Technology, South Harlem (SOHA)
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If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections! The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups. The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor.
You can RSVP to www.haveyouconsideredrunning.eventbrite.com or contact Charles Callaway at Charles@weact.org with any questions regarding this event.
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Tagged @HarlemHCL, Central Harlem, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, running for office, WE ACT, winning elections, your gateway to harlem