CORRECTION: HNBA Meeting Tonight at 2306 3rd Avenue, at 7:00 PM

Hello Harlem Neighbors,

Tonight at 7:00 PM (Tuesday) we will meet in person at 2306 3rd Avenue in the gorgeous Salvation Army building (sorry the incorrect location was sent earlier):

We are going to talk about public safety issues around the supervised injection site, and we are going to have a special guest – Special Agent Quintero of the FBI.

Special Agent Quinterro will talk to us about her work, her team’s work, and the FBI as a whole’s work on human rights violations, hate crimes, and color of law (corrupt law enforcement).  Make sure to bring any questions you have about these issues and how the FBI handles them and how it impacts all of us and our community.

Photography or recording is not permitted.

Your Invitation to the HNBA Holiday Party

Thursday, December 15th, 7:00 PM

Click HERE to RSVP

Here’s your chance to celebrate with the neighbors you know, meet some of the ones you don’t, and finally introduce yourself to a few who you’ve seen, but haven’t connected with yet…

All welcome.  Feel free to pass this invite on to a neighbor who you think would be interested.  

The goal here is to build community by creating the links that make us all stronger, healthier, safer, better informed, and connected. 

HNBA’s Holliday gatherings are always welcoming, filled with food and good cheer, and we’ll be thrilled to have you join us.  Just sign up below, and let us know what dish or drink you can bring and share.

The gathering will be at Studio 125 – a new event space where the Serengeti Tea House used to be on 125th between Madison and 5th Avenue – 22 East 125th Street.

https://www.instagram.com/studio125nyc/?hl=en

We will have access to the main area in addition to the lovely covered outdoor patio area with heaters.

Please RSVP using this link:

https://forms.gle/7h3TY51esFBfYxnV8

Protect Your Family from Respiratory Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that is affecting many New Yorkers. The virus often causes mild, cold-like symptoms but may result in severe illness among younger children and older adults.

You can help prevent infection with RSV by following some basic steps:

  • Limit exposure to anyone who is sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Wear a face mask

How to Care for Mild Cases

Most cases of RSV are mild and can be treated at home with these basic steps:

  • A nasal bulb suction to clear congestion
  • An air humidifier to help clear mucus
  • Frequent feeding to prevent dehydration
  • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen for children 6 months and older, and fevers below 100.4° F

When to Contact Your Health Care Professional

If your child develops more serious symptoms, including a persistent high fever, wheezing, more trouble breathing and dehydration, do not hesitate to contact your NYC Health + Hospitals pediatrician or talk to a doctor quickly by contacting our telehealth service.

For non-emergency cases, NYC Health + Hospitals Virtual ExpressCare can connect you to one of our health care providers in minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We speak over 200 languages.

Talk to a Doctor Now
 
Or Call 631-397-2273

Emergency Cases

Young children with RSV can develop severe symptoms quickly. Some of the more serious signs include severe difficulty breathing, drowsiness, inability to cry or speak, bluish or gray lips or face, and ribs that are pulling in with each breath.

If your child shows any of these symptoms, Call 911 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

HNBA Writes to OnPoint and the Safe Injection Site

November 12, 2022

OnPoint NYC

East 126th Street

New York, NY. 10035

Attn: Sam Rivera, Executive Director

Dear Sam and OnPoint Team,

Thank you so much for joining our Harlem Neighborhood Block Association (HNBA) November meeting.  We really appreciate your time and now realize we should have held this meeting with you much earlier.

We are very interested in learning more about what can be done by your organization and the city officials who you regularly meet with, to address our main concerns – the open-air drug use and drug dealing which has exploded on our streets over the last year.  As you heard from resident after resident at our meeting, HNBA is asking OnPoint to adopt a community health model, and incorporate us, as your neighbors, and simultaneously address our needs and concerns in addition to working to save lives and guide your participants to health. 

Our support for OnPoint and the work you do, is profoundly impacted by conditions we experience when we leave our homes.  We want a community where our children can play, where our seniors feel safe, and where everyone can enjoy the streets of Harlem.  Saying that Harlem was always this way is not acceptable.  We all need to do better, to expect more, and we hope OnPoint agrees this can’t be the excuse for the increased drug use and dealing we detailed to you.

Please let us know what steps OnPoint (and the city officials you meet with) intend to take.  If you would like, we would be happy to invite you to give us a brief (10-15 minute) update at our January meeting.

Again, thank you for attending our meeting and we look forward to continued discussion for a resolve both beneficial to OnPoint constituents and HNBA Neighbors.

Sincerely,

Hallia Baker, HNBA President

HNBA’s November Meeting With OnPoint and the Safe Injection Site Staff Recording

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/s17S6y3K4LvilUzgvNnDf81lElFHYP2dPjlHIrb-7wiL57ci29_hO5w7se5KraRa.bUbWhSUZzvfzGu95?startTime=1667951269000
Passcode: M7?44L64

VOTE

Today’s the day.

https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/

Marcus Garvey Park Tree Lighting

See You At The HNBA November Meeting

Tonight at 7pm

For a conversation with OnPoint – the safe injection site on East 126th Street.

Topic: HNBA Meeting
Time: Nov 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88910978488?pwd=dzdiTjdpaHJFTnBQeHFZWEVEaUF2UT09

Meeting ID: 889 1097 8488
Passcode: 629964

An HNBA Conversation With The Safe Injection Site On East 126th St.

Make sure to join the Tuesday, November 8th, HNBA monthly meeting at 7:00 PM.  We’ve invited the Executive Director of OnPoint – the organization that runs the safe injection site on East 126th Street near Lexington.  This injection site has been in operation for almost a year, and this is your chance to learn what they do, who they serve, and to offer your thoughts on how this site has impacted our community.

Tune in, ask questions, and offer your insight.

Topic: HNBA Meeting

Time: Nov 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88910978488?pwd=dzdiTjdpaHJFTnBQeHFZWEVEaUF2UT09

Meeting ID: 889 1097 8488

Passcode: 629964

Uptown Grand Central’s Been Busy

Just look at this gorgeous light display under the MetroNorth tracks:

Uptown Grand Central never ceases to amaze viewers/visitors by routinely proving how amazing East Harlem is.

Wake Up Dems!

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council is looking for experienced voter pros to take shifts in voter protection boiler rooms. All boiler rooms will be run remotely so all you will need is a computer and wifi.

All early voting days we will have one overall statewide boiler room. On election day the boiler rooms will be split into regions. encompassing the whole state.  If you have time and are interested, please use the email below or add your name to the the sign-up form.  

Please submit the virtual boiler room sign-up form for early voting and election day. Please block the dates and times you’ve selected in your calendar. 

An on-demand dialpad/LBJ boiler room training will be available by the end of this week. 

Please let Alejandra Pollak, Executive Director know if you have any questions!

New York Democratic Lawyers Council 

The voter protection arm of NY Dems

M. 917.929.9449 | [email protected]

www.nydlc.org

New Yorkers can confirm voter registration here.

An HNBA Conversation With The Safe Injection Site On East 126th St.

Make sure to join the Tuesday, November 8th, HNBA monthly meeting at 7:00 PM.  We’ve invited the Executive Director of OnPoint – the organization that runs the safe injection site on East 126th Street near Lexington.  This injection site has been in operation for almost a year, and this is your chance to learn what they do, who they serve, and to offer your thoughts on how this site has impacted our community.

Tune in, ask questions, and offer your insight.

Topic: HNBA Meeting

Time: Nov 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88910978488?pwd=dzdiTjdpaHJFTnBQeHFZWEVEaUF2UT09

Meeting ID: 889 1097 8488

Passcode: 629964

No Participatory Budgeting

Council Member Kristin Jordan Does Not Apply for Participatory Budgeting Funds

Harlem’s City Council Member Kristin Jordan has not applied for Participatory Budgeting money. As a consequence Harlem residents will not be able to propose exciting community projects that should be funded, nor will they then be able to democratically choose which of the proposed community project should receive funding.

Through Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC), community members — like you — directly could have decided how to spend at least $1,000,000 if Council Member Jordan had agreed to be a participating Council District.

PBNYC funds physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. Local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, streets and other public spaces can be funded through this process.

For more information on participatory budgeting, including how to get involved, visit pbnyc.org.

Listen to the Council Member’s report on Participatory Budgeting to Community Board 10.

KRJ – No Participatory Budgeting For Harlem

Note how non-Harlem neighborhoods are actively submitting ideas on how to spend $1,000,000 in their communities while Harlem is left out:

To see the full map: http://ideas.pbnyc.org/page/about

HNBA’s October Meeting Zoom

If you couldn’t make our October HNBA meeting, here’s the link to view the Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/K–bF2fBnMsZAhl41C9ddga5n63SNsMtpHFuJi5-CUGoyOSYbrIFGca69kuiUt2P.Yl1fjvWnFXR1WG_I?startTime=1665528513000
Passcode: zw9.0$eB

Join The HNBA October Meeting, Tonight at 7pm

We’ll be discussing the future of HDFCs with Joshua Clennon, the Metro North viaduct replacement, and the 2nd Avenue Subway with MTA. All welcome.

Topic: HNBA Meeting
Time: Oct 11, 2022, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86007913627?pwd=YkhWa2JDaERvUnBEWVh1SS9IVktMZz09

Lenox Ave. Prepares for Halloween

Join MMPCIA on Saturday, October 22nd in beautifying and decorating the central median on Lenox Ave. from West 118th Street up to West 124th Street.

Everyone is welcome to help prepare for Halloween.

The Uptowner Looks At The E. 126th Street Injection Site

Columbia University’s newspaper The Uptowner has a good article on the nearly 1 year-old injection site run by OnPoint on East 126th Street:

http://theuptowner.org/supervised-injection-site-claims-success-but-east-harlem-opposition-persists/

HNBA October Meeting – Tuesday, October 11th

(and yes, you’re invited!)

HNBA’s October meeting will be on Zoom, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, at 7:00 PM.  

We’re going to have representatives from the MTA presenting on, and answering questions about the project to replace the MetroNorth viaduct from East 115th Street up to East 123rd Street – while the trains continue to roll on!  This major project will secure this aging and increasingly fragile public transit lifeline for New York.

In addition, the MTA presenters will talk about progress on the 2nd Avenue subway and where that project is headed at the moment.

Lastly, we’ll have Joshua Clennon, a Community Board 10 member who works with HDFCs and will talk to us about the state of affairs of HDFCs in Harlem today, as well as what the future looks like for this important form of affordable housing.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Topic: HNBA Meeting
Time: Oct 11, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86007913627?pwd=YkhWa2JDaERvUnBEWVh1SS9IVktMZz09

Tito Puente

Uptown Grand Central does it again. Another great mural on E. 124, between Madison and Park.

Allison Ruiz and BC1 created this mural of the mambo king Tito Puente.

Uptown Grand Central’s Grandscale Mural Project is located on 125th & 124th streets from Third to Madison, and along Third, Lexington and Park avenues.

Hashtag #GrandscaleMuralProject.

From Nikoa Evans

HNBA’s September Meeting (next week)

Next week – September 13th (Tuesday) at 6:00 – the Harlem Neighborhood Block Association (and yes, you are a member simply by virtue of reading this!) will gather at East 129th Street and 5th Avenue (southeast corner) to celebrate the unveiling of Ann Petry Place.

Our gathering will include Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levine, the Chair of Community Board 11, and the Chair of Uptown Grand Central.

After presenting Liz Petry (Ann’s surviving daughter) with a copy of the street sign that will be unveiled tomorrow, The Harlem Rose Garden (next to Ann Petry’s former apartment building) will open and present a musical selection for all to enjoy.

Come out and meet new (and vintage) HNBA members as we gather outdoors, together.