Petition for a Better Harlem and Sample Free Food

Jordan Pie Cafe on 116th and Madison is now offering an expanded full menu of vegan food. They are so generous to host a community event for all neighbors to sample their food.

Come out on Friday, 3 – 5:00 PM to sign petitions for a Harlem tax abatement, reduce the overconcentration of drug treatment programs, and allow our members to run for county committee.

We need you to come out.

Jordan Pie Cafe, 18 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

Sign the petition here:

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/end-the-systemic-pattern-of-locating-opioid-treatment-in-black-communities-1

See you Friday!

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

The 25th Precinct Wants You to Join the NYPD

I wanted to advise all of you that the filing period for the NYPD Police Officer Exam has been extended to March 14th. On behalf of all of us here at the 25, we would love your help in spreading the word! We rely greatly on our community relationships in order to reach as many prospective police officers we can in our very own community. In advance, I would like to thank you for your help. 
I am also attaching the Recruitment Pamphlet and Social Media Links for those who want to register for the test. Feel free to disseminate those as you wish. You can also refer anyone interested to me, or Officer Powers to help with registration if needed. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email or call/text at my cell number below. Thank you again for your partnership.

Respectfully,

Police Officer Jaylise Cosme

25th Precinct Community Affairs

New York City Police Department

Cell: 917-941-7672

Office: 212-860-6526

Email: [email protected]
​Follow us on Twitter: @nypd25pct

Officer Wilbert Mora Saves 5 Lives Through Organ Donation

USA Today Reports:

A New York City Police officer, who died following a shoot out in Harlem, has saved five lives after donating his organs.

Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, donated his heart, liver, two kidneys, and pancreas to five patients in need of life-saving organ transplants, according to a statement from LiveOnNY. Three individuals lived in New York and the other two lived outside of the city.

“Two of our NYPD heroes tragically lost their lives while protecting and serving their beloved city. When Officer Wilbert Mora’s family was notified of his passing, his family knew their brave and dedicated son would want to continue to save lives, even in death,” said Leonard Achan RN, MA, ANP, President and CEO of LiveOnNY in a statement.

NYPD Officer Mora, left and NYPD Officer Rivera, right.

Mayor Eric Adams called Mora a hero who “gave his life for our safety.”

“Officer Mora’s final gift was the gift of life to others in need. He was transferred from Harlem Hospital to NYU Langone Health, where we have honored the family’s wishes for him to be an organ donor hero, so that he may ‘Live On’ while saving the lives of others,” Achan said.

Got Dogs?

Gothamist is asking for your help to identify the best and worst public dog runs across the five boroughs. (Note: There are also dozens of private dog runs, but they’re only looking at those managed by the city.)

Email them at [email protected] (subject line: Rate Your Dog Run) or @Gothamist on Twitter using the hashtag #RateYourDogRun and include: the name, location, and neighborhood of your dog park, a photo (if you have one), and a letter grade you would give your dog park (A, B, C, D, F), along with some details as to why you chose that grade.

The Sanitation Foundation Wants to Hear from You

The Sanitation Foundation, the non-profit partner of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is interested in gaining insight on how community clean-ups currently operate and what they can do to better support resident-led groups across the City. 

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas in a virtual focus group, please take a couple of minutes to complete the Pre-Qualifying Survey. They will select participants based on the information gathered from this form. Please complete the survey before January 31, 2022 to be considered. 

You will receive a confirmation email with meeting details, if you are selected to participate in one of the groups. Focus group participants will each receive a $100 gift card. Note: Only complete this form if you have volunteered with at least one clean-up. 

National Croissant Day

Le Petite Parisian (on Lenox Ave between 117/118) is celebrating National Croissant Day with a free croissant with every purchase.

Cheerleading vs. Critical Thinking

On June 6, 2021, New York City launched a pilot program in which both mental and physical health professionals are responding to 911 mental health emergency calls. This new approach, called B-HEARD – the Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division attempts to treat mental health crises as public health problems, not public safety issues

B-HEARD teams include emergency medical technicians/paramedics from the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services and social workers from NYC Health + Hospitals. Teams operate seven days a week, 16 hours a day in the 25, 28, and 32 police precincts in East Harlem and parts of central and north Harlem.

In 2020, there were approximately 8,400 mental health 911 calls in this area (Zone 7), the highest volume of any dispatch zone in the city.

The goals of the B-HEARD pilot are to:

Route 911 mental health calls to a health-centered B-HEARD response whenever it is appropriate to do so. Calls that involve a weapon, an imminent risk of harm, or where NYPD or EMS call-takers know that an individual has an immediate need for a transport to a medical facility will continue to receive a traditional 911 response—an ambulance and police officers.

Increase connection to community-based care, reduce unnecessary transports to hospitals, and reduce unnecessary use of police resources. Before B-HEARD, mental healthcare was not delivered in communities during an emergency. Instead, emergency medical technicians/paramedics provided basic medical assistance in the field and transported those who needed mental healthcare to a hospital. Now, with B-HEARD social workers delivering care on site, emergency mental healthcare is reaching people in their homes or in public spaces for the first time in New York City’s history.

The text above is cribbed from the promotional material of BHeard that you can read (in full) here:

What is interesting is that the rosy picture in the 2nd half of the press release on how successful BHeard has been, is sharply contrasted with the careful analysis found in the Gothamist where they note that the data indicates that:

During the first three months of its operation between early June and late August, 1,478 emergency mental health calls were made to 911 operators in the areas serviced by the program. Only 23% of those calls — 342 incidents — were routed to B-HEARD teams. The rest of the mental health crises were initially shared with traditional response teams involving the cops. In both cases, emergency medical technicians or paramedics were dispatched as well.

On top of that, B-HEARD was often under-resourced and didn’t have enough personnel to handle all of the emergencies shared by 911 operators. The program had to redirect 17% of calls back to the police.

To read the full, Gothamist analysis, see:

https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-tried-to-remove-nypd-from-911-mental-health-emergenciesbut-its-had-little-success

Tonight!

Tonight is a very rare opportunity to talk to top NYPD brass about policing in East Harlem.

Tonight at 6:00 PM, at the Church of the Apostolic Faith – 1421 5th Avenue (5th Avenue and 116th Street) – you are invited to speak about community policing with our elected representatives and with top members of the NYPD.

  • Rodney Harrison, Chief of the Department, NYPD
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Inez Dickens, NY State Assembly Member
  • Mark Levine, NYC Council Member
  • Athena Moore, Manhattan Borough President’s Office
  • Nilsa Orama, Community Board 11 Chair
  • Nina Saxon, NYCHA Manager

Density of Bars and Restaurants Serving Alcohol (by population density)

How Calculated: Number of alcohol outlets with licenses allowing any alcohol to be purchased for on-premise consumption divided by the population, using NYC DOHMH intercensal estimates; expressed as service outlets per 100,000 residents

Source: New York State Liquor Authority

The Wiz

Catch The Wiz on Saturday, August 28th at East River Plaza, 517 E. 117th Street, NYC  

Supported by KTPA and NYSOM!
 
Kids Night Out! featuring The Wiz!,
directed by Sidney Lumet, 134 min., 1978, USA

“Adventures of Booga and Mommy”, Episode 1, directed by Jermaine Smith, 3 min, USA

Starring Diana RossMichael JacksonNipsey RussellTed RossMabel KingLena HorneRichard Pryor and many others The Wiz is a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) in the context of contemporary African-American culture.  The Wiz will be preceded by the short film “Adventures of Booga and Mommy.”

This Kids’ Night Out program will also offer fun and giveaways provided by East River Plaza.
 
MUSIC: DJ M Forde
RSVP

Public Forum on Community Policing

Here is a very rare opportunity to talk to top NYPD brass about policing in East Harlem.

On Tuesday, August 24th, at 6:00 PM, at the Church of the Apostolic Faith – 1421 5th Avenue (5th Avenue and 116th Street) – you are invited to speak about community policing with our elected representatives and with top members of the NYPD.

  • Rodney Harrison, Chief of the Department, NYPD
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Inez Dickens, NY State Assembly Member
  • Mark Levine, NYC Council Member
  • Athena Moore, Manhattan Borough President’s Office
  • Nilsa Orama, Community Board 11 Chair
  • Nina Saxon, NYCHA Manager

Build the Block, Tonight at 5:30

Come to Ginjan Cafe at 5:30 this afternoon to meet our two Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO’s).

This is an opportunity to discuss community concerns, quality of life issues, and to interface with the NYPD as residents who are looking for creative, thoughtful, and non-endangering solutions to concerns you might have.

Shootings

Residents of some neighborhoods are at much greater risk of experiencing violence – and its many health effects.

Violence is rooted in historical disinvestment and racism.

Evidence shows that violence results from social structures that limit access to basic needs – structures that are fueled by racism, residential segregation, and neighborhood disinvestment. Where these structures persist, people are exposed to violence. For example, low-income neighborhoods of color are known to be hit the hardest.

This map shows the parts of NYC that were redlined 90 years ago as part of racist housing policy that set off decades of disinvestment and intergenerational poverty.

A map of recent shootings lines up with the heavily redlined areas of the Bronx, Harlem, and northern and eastern Brooklyn – showing clearly how today’s violence is closely related to the ways that racist policies are embedded in our society.

Decades of government and societal disinvestment from practices like redlining means limited opportunity and resources, and results in higher rates of poverty in some neighborhoods.

As a result of this disinvestment, we see a clear relationship between poverty and violence. As a neighborhood’s poverty level increases, so do assaults.

Cars Parked in Front of a Hydrant (with NYPD Placards…) Delay FDNY Response

Two cars with NYPD placards parked on an East Harlem fire hydrant as firefighters rushed to extinguish a brownstone fire. This caused a delay in water as the chauffeur had to maneuver the supply line under and around the cars.

This is a major issue recently with cars blocking nearly every hydrant in the city, not only making them hard or impossible to use , but making them incredibly hard to locate.

When seconds count, these cars could be the difference between life and death.

HBCU College Fair

The NYPD and the 28th Precinct is inviting you to their 1st HBCU College Fair that will take place on June 5th, 2021 from 1200-1600 hrs. It will take place in the rear of the 28th precinct 2271 8th Avenue (St. Nicholas btw W 122st & W 123rd St). Please share with any youth you know that may be interested in attending college. Also, if you can post on your social media accounts that would be awesome. Hope to see you there! Thank you.  

Police Officer Yvonne Edwards

28TH PRECINCT Youth Coordination Officer

PATROL BOROUGH MANHATTAN NORTH

2271-89 8TH AVENUE

New York, NY 10027

212-678-1611

929-281-4228 Dept cell

#NYPD​4theKids

Follow us on FB – https://www.facebook.com/NYPDYouth 

and IG – https://www.instagram.com/nypdyouthstrategies/

Did You Know…”

The Community Affairs Bureau offers a variety of information including personal safety tips and local events. Sign up today, by visiting www.nypdcommunityaffairs.com for more information.” or by texting NYPD to 22828

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/community_affairs/newsletter_signup.shtml

Uptown Grand Central Strikes Again

Uptown Grand Central, our amazing business alliance group, has done a fantastic job to beautify tree pits that it protected with metal guards a few years ago.

Thanks so much, Uptown Grand Central, for all you do!

And yes, you can help beautify your community too (this weekend)!

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Hey everyone! How have you been?? I hope this email finds you well. 
Are you following us on Instagram and Facebook yet? Have you seen all the incredible events we already had this year? Feeling so grateful and humbled here. It’s amazing what we can do together! Check pictures of our events on our social media! 
We already collected hundreds of pounds of litter from our streets in East Harlem, bringing awareness about this major problem in our community and planet! This year we have also been planting sunflower seeds and other wildflowers on the street tree beds, for the benefit of our urban ecosystem and to beautify and uplift our community.  Who can be sad or mad staring at a sunflower? The weather has been unpredictable and birds are having to adapt fast, but we hope our flowers can sustain pollinators’ lives and feed the birds too. Here’s where we planted so far:
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We are very excited to team up with Friends of the East River Esplanade (60th-120th st) to create pollinators gardens on our riverfront near 96th St. Join us this Saturday and don’t miss the fun. Feel free to invite your contacts. Volunteers must be 18+ for this specific event. Please RSVP.
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Friends of the East River Esplanade (60th-120th st) invite kids for this fun event:
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-fishing-clinic-in-east-harlem-tickets-152414775697

And this Sunday, Growing Green is hosting their first event in Harlem and we’ll be there to support them! Let’s see what many artists and dedicated volunteers can create together? Let me know if you are joining the fun. 11am in front of the Apollo Theatre. Growing Green.jpg

We’ll keep you posted about the events on May 22nd at the Thomas Jefferson Park and Sunshine Playground. Save the date! 
Cheers!🌳🌻

Simone [email protected]

Red New York / Blue New York

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The 25th Precinct and Being A Good Neighbor

At our September HNBA meeting we asked Captain Henning if he could ask his cleaning staff to pay attention to the back of their parking lot, on Park Avenue. The trash build-up there was really unacceptable.

Captain Henning acted almost immediately, and I was happy to see (earlier this week) that the sidewalk along Park Avenue is much, much cleaner.

Thank you @NYPD25Pct

Pop-up COVID Testing

Today the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center of East Harlem will have a pop-up COVID testing site at the Boys and Girls Club on East 111th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue. All welcome, no appointments required.

While the director promised to update their website with testing locations,

https://www.boriken.org/

it’s best to just give them a call to find out where they’ll be today, tomorrow, and beyond:

Tel: (212)289-6650

A Walk Through Harlem, New York’s Most Storied Neighborhood

The New York Times has a wonderful (virtual) walking and talking chat with the architect David Adjaye about Hotel Theresa, Marcus Garvey Park, the home of Langston Hughes, the Y.M.C.A. and other landmarks.

A highly recommended, architectural focused stroll:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/20/arts/design/harlem-virtual-tour.html

The NYPD Wants Your Opinions

The NYPD has come up with a detailed 18 question survey for you to voice your thoughts about the police and how they are doing in our community.

As we always say, the city can’t read your mind. We need to tell them what we want, what we expect, and what is unacceptable to our community:


https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/about/about-nypd/reformcollaborative.page