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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! (Google Doodles)

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Saint Patrick’s Day: Google Doodle marks patron saint of Ireland, as they continue to provide creative and artistic designs for their “search window.”

Wishing a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day today to all of our Irish friends in New York and around the country.  Enjoy the celebration and be safe!

Here is a list of 10 things you may not know about Saint Patrick.

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A new resource to help Harlemites subjected to gentrification abuses

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Harlem‘s gentrification continues.  There are arguments for the good and the bad of it.  But one thing for certain is that there are abuses and resources to help people impacted by them deal with them.

One such resource has been created by The New York State Homes and Community Renewal agency.  It is a Tenant Protection Unit.  It is specifically designed to “protect the rights of rent regulated tenants” and “detect landlords’ fraudulent acts and non-compliance with housing law.”

Click here for more on this important topic.

QUOTE: Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones)

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“The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it’s wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he’ll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God’ll support you.”

- Nas

*American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. (read more here)

The 44th Annual African American Day Parade brings out Political Heavy Hitters

Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the charge up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, followed by former Controller and perhaps-Mayoral runoff candidate Bill Thompson.

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Bronx Borough President and Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion marched closely behind.  Council member and Public Advocate candidate Letitia James was also there waving to the crowds, as was Manhattan Borough President and Democratic Controller hopeful Scott Stringer.

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Toward the end, current Public Advocate and Democratic Mayoral primary winner –who in past parades walked toward the front– was this time riding large on a float with his wife and a live band.

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Of course it’s not all about the politics, it’s also about the people.

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