No, not the Haarlem in the Netherlands, the Harlems in Georgia, Montana, Florida, and Illinois.
This project doesn’t account for neighborhoods but only takes into consideration counties or towns. Thus our Harlem isn’t in the running. The population numbers of America’s other Harlems is interesting:
If you’d like to test drive another location, here’s the link:
The International Lindy Hop festival and competition comes to Harlem. If you’re into dance, you don’t want to miss world-class competitions, insightful dance classes with expert instructors, incredible live music, open social dancing late into the night, and swing community events like the World Lindy Hop Day celebration, walking tours of Harlem, the Black Lindy Hoppers’ Fund Swing Dance Museum, and more.
Gambling and entertainment in Harlem’s finest casino.
Built in 1889, this was the place to be seen in the late Victorian era.
And this is the view, today:
A fascinating transformation.
The election is coming up and we need to flip the ballot!
The three ballot questions – on the back side of the Nov. 8 ballot – would require the city to abide by new sweeping equity goals, create an agency and commission overseeing a new racial equity goal-setting process, and annually measure a new “true cost of living” metric to inform policy decisions.
For the first time in the United States, racial justice is on the ballot:
All New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship, status, will have a say in how to spend $5 million of mayoral expense funding to address local community needs. All residents are invited to participate in the first phase of the process, idea generation, and all residents aged 11 and older will be eligible to vote. The People’s Money builds on the foundation laid by the Civic Engagement Commission’s 2021 local process, which engaged residents of the 33 neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19 in a $1.3 million participatory budgeting process.
The People’s Money, with funding from the Mayor’s office, will go exclusively to expense projects, programs and services that directly help residents in their day to day lives.
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.
The People’s Money is a participatory budgeting (PB) process. That means New Yorkers decide what projects should get funded. These investments will support your community and contribute to a more fair recovery. Partners in this citywide TRIE Neighborhood initiative include community based organizations leading coalitions in each neighborhood, NYC Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE), Civic Engagement Commission and the Young Men’s Initiative.