Events in November 2019
- Inclusion town hall with the Taxi & Limousine Commission
Inclusion town hall with the Taxi & Limousine CommissionNorthern Manhattan Office431 W. 125th StreetNew York, NY 10027
The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission’s Office of Inclusion was created by the City Council to combat refusal of service in the taxi and for-hire vehicle industry and to support drivers who face discrimination. My Northern Manhattan office is hosting a town hall with them to inform drivers about rules, resources, and the complaint process on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 – 8 pm at 431 W. 125th St.
- Census 2020 Harlem Recruitment Day
Census 2020 Harlem Recruitment Day
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring in Upper Manhattan! Come speak with Census recruitment officers and apply for Census taker and administrative positions, which start at $25 per hour. US Census workers will be available onsite Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 3 – 7 pm for assistance at my Northern Manhattan Office (431 W. 125th St.) and the following locations:
-- Columbia University Employment Information Center (3180 Broadway, 3 - 7 pm)
-- George Bruce Library (518 W. 125th St., 2:30 – 6:30 pm)
-- Harlem Grange Library (503 W. 145th St., 2 – 6:30 pm)
-- North Academic Center at City College (160 Convent Ave., 2 – 6 pm)
-- Community Board 9 (16 Old Broadway, 3 – 7 pm)
-- Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (521 W. 145th St., 10 am – 2 pm)
Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged. To RSVP for a specific location, please visit: neighbors.columbia.edu/harlemcensus.
- Lenox Terrace public hearing
Lenox Terrace public hearing
The owner of Lenox Terrace in Harlem has applied for a zoning change to facilitate construction of five new buildings—with a total of about 1,600 residential units—one at each corner of the Lenox Terrace complex bounded by Lenox Avenue, W. 132nd St., Fifth Ave., and W. 135th St., plus a fifth building mid-block on W. 135th St.
As part of my office’s official ULURP consideration, I will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 pm at the Kennedy Center within the Lenox Terrace complex. The official address is 34 W. 134th St, but the entrance is mid-block on W. 135th Street between Lenox and Fifth Ave. You may attend and deliver a two-minute statement in person (please bring a written copy of your remarks) or submit written testimony by emailing email@example.com with “Lenox Testimony” in the subject line by Tuesday, Nov. 19. Please join the discussion and make your voice heard.
- Harlem Holiday Lights & VIP Reception
Harlem Holiday Lights & VIP ReceptionNorthern Manhattan Office431 W. 125th StreetNew York, NY 10027
The 125th Street BID launches its annual Harlem Holiday Lights Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 20. As I do each year, I’m hosting a VIP Reception at my Northern Manhattan office (431 W. 125th Street) before the big event. To RSVP, call 212-531-1609. Click here for more info.
- Religious Facilities Task Force - Public Hearing #1
Religious Facilities Task Force - Public Hearing #1Manhattan Borough President's Office1 Centre Street19th Floor SouthNew York, NY 10007
I've formed a Religious Facilities Task Force (RFTF), inviting scores of stakeholders to meet and discuss strategies around issues facing religious facilities. These meetings aim to establish working connections between representative stakeholders from Manhattan congregations, non-profit developers, preservation groups, and government agencies. Together, we will explore how buildings that are consecrated and designed for religious purposes can be repurposed, shared, preserved, or redeveloped for affordable housing or non-profit use.
The general public may send comments and questions to the Religious Facilities Task Force at RFTF@manhattanbp.nyc.gov.