This is Harlem

From 1975, a TV report by Geraldo on Harlem.

A place where most everyone has heard of but where most outsiders have never been. Every urban problem that plagues this country is represented here and you can find it all within a few blocks of this rooftop. Broken families, rampant street crime, the worst housing this side of Calcutta, alcoholism, street gangs, and the worst plague of them all drug addiction. Come with us as we take a look at the streets of Harlem.

Good Night America: Season: 2, #13 Episode; Air Date: January 23rd, 1975

Does Your Water Taste Weird?

It’s likely you’re noticing NYC tap water tasting differently this week: As of Monday, the Department of Environmental Protection increased water coming from reservoirs in Westchester and Putnam counties, and different systems mean the potential for different tastes, officials told NBC News. The change in water systems is part of a plan to repair leaks in the Delaware aqueduct, and the system is shut down until March 19, according to the DEP.

25th Precinct Meeting – Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00 PM

Kioka Jackson, the 25th Precinct Community Council president writes:

Good Morning All,

Happy belated International Women’s Day to all the amazing women in our community.  I hope you spent yesterday celebrating your awesomeness. 

It is my hope that everyone is doing well.  I just wanted to remind you all that our next 25th Precinct Council meeting is coming up.  

As promised, I invited a few guests to help discuss our concerns.  We have NYPD Chief Chell and Chief Obe joining us for this meeting.  

As a reminder, please use the link below to send in your concerns.  We will be using the information in the link to prep our guests so that they are aware of what information to be equipped with.  

All questions and concerns will be read and we apologize in advance that everyone may not get to speak publicly but if you send us your concerns we will do our best to address them.  

We ask that – if it is something that you expressed in a previous meeting that we make room for questions on new concerns.  I promise you that notes were taken and we are doing our best to address everything.  For instance we have submitted to CB11 and the Manhattan Borough President’s office Camera requests, Lighting etc…..  We got you!!! Trust me!

Because of the large number of people we are asking elected officials and CBOs to send their flyers to me so that we can include them on the PowerPoint.  You must let us know in advance that you would like to make an announcement so that we can include you on the agenda.  

We are looking forward to having a working conversation and sharing our voices about the needs of our community.

See you guys there.