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Celebrating Black History Month

Candidates of color broke new ground in the 2018 election cycle and made history from the local level all the way to Congress. In recognition of Black History Month, my office is partnering with Columbia University’s Institute for African American Studies to host a discussion focused on the recent electoral success of people of color—and how much work we still have to do.… Read more

Housing Legal Clinic with Manhattan Legal Services

My Northern Manhattan Office and Manhattan Legal Services will host a free legal housing clinic featuring a “Know Your Rights” presentation that includes information about obtaining repairs, succession rights, eviction proceedings and how much rent can be charged.  The presentation will be followed by a limited number of appointments for individual consultation on housing issues.  Please bring documents related to your housing problems (court papers, leases, rent receipts, letters from… Read more

Capital funding deadline: Schools and city projects

Applications are still being accepted for my office’s annual capital funding awards.  Nonprofit organizations should apply here. Schools and other city entities may apply through the Grants Portal page. The deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply is February 20 and the deadline for city projects is February 25.  Awards will be announced in July. For more information, contact Vanessa Díaz-López at
vdiaz-lopez@manhattanbp.nyc.gov.… Read more

Capital funding deadline: Non-profits

Applications are still being accepted for my office’s annual capital funding awards.  Nonprofit organizations should apply here. Schools and other city entities may apply through the Grants Portal page. The deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply is February 20 and the deadline for city projects is February 25.  Awards will be announced in July. For more information, contact Vanessa Díaz-López at
vdiaz-lopez@manhattanbp.nyc.gov.… Read more

In the Gallery: Harlem Needle Arts exhibit

Harlem Needle Arts is the curator for the latest exhibit in my office’s Maggi Peyton Gallery. Using thread and textile, each featured artist honors the Black experience in the U.S. and abroad in the quilts they’ve made. The exhibit unpacks the diversity of African American culture through the influences of rich geometric patterns, embellishments and spirituality. We’ll be hosting the opening reception at my office (1 Centre St., 19th Fl.… Read more

In the Gallery: Art Students’ League presents “Small Works”

The Art Students’ League’s annual “Small Works” exhibit will be shown in my office’s Maggi Peyton Gallery this month. The art on display includes paintings, drawings, and mixed media. We’ll be hosting the opening reception at my office (1 Centre St., 19th Floor South) January 10 from 6 pm to 8 pm and you can view the exhibit during normal business hours through January 29.… Read more

Child support workshop

Are you having problems with child support arrears? This session will help you better understand the arrears process and options for families. It will also connect you with other free child support workshops and programs to help you find job opportunities, reduce your child support debt, and lower your child support orders. You’ll be able to get specific questions answered by workshop leaders. Co-sponsored by the NYC Office of Child… Read more

Workshop to combat teen relationship abuse

Inspired by the global initiative 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, my office is partnering with the Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) to offer monthly workshops uptown. Now in its 20th year in NYC’s middle and high schools, RAPP encourages safe and healthy relationships through counseling, education, and interventions for bullying and dating violence. It’s now one of the most extensive intimate partner abuse prevention… Read more