25th Precinct Meeting – Wed. June 21st

Kioka Jackson writes:

Good Afternoon All,

Can you guys believe that it is Mid-June already?  Time moves so fast!  Before I get into the Council Meeting stuff – let me first say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads.  I hope you spend your weekend doing something just for you.  Let me also say – thank you to all that attended and/or participated in the Gun Violence Awareness event.  It was a day for us to come together and stand against the public health epidemic that continues to negatively impact our community.  Together we can end gun violence!!!!!!

We are gearing up for our last meeting of the season.  As a reminder, we do not meet in July or August – unless there is an absolute need to come together.  After speaking with a few community members – it was suggested that we develop some ad hoc committees with the purpose of continuing the work during the summer months.  We can discuss this next week.  

We hope that you will all join us for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st.  Location will be announced later.  We will also discuss this during our last meeting.  

We look forward to seeing you there.  OHHHH – there may be a special guest.  Stay tuned! 

Two Candidates Team Up To Try To Push Out Inez Dickens

The City reports that the two male candidates in the race for Harlem’s City Council seat have teamed-up in a push to elbow out Assembly Woman Inez Dickens.

Read more, here.

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Environmental Justice Conference

On May 25, Cristina Contreras, CEO of Metropolitan Hospital and District Leader Will Smith will open an exciting Environmental Justice Conference at Metropolitan Hospital

Morning Session: 10 am – noon

The order of presenters:

  1.  Steve Chiu, Representative to the UN
  2. Ameesha Mehta-Sampath, EPA
  3. Tyisha Smalls, We Act
  4. Kyle Jeremiah, Energy Vision
  5. Dr. Pellicone, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospital

Lunch Break: Noon until 1 pm

[Congressman Adriano Espaillat. Representative Jose Serrano and Councilman Diana Ayala will be in attendance – they may give a talk in the auditorium between 12:30 and 1] 

Afternoon Session: 1 pm – 4 pm

  1. Tomi Vest, General Counsel to Manhattan Borough President
  2. James C. Lendemer, Lichenologist at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
  3. Narendra Paramanand, Analyst, NYC Parks
  4. Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, First Deputy Commissioner at NYC Parks and Rec.
  5. Jean Kim, Executive Director of the East River Esplanade

HNBA Meeting Tonight!

Hello Harlem Neighbors,

TONIGHT at 7:00 PM HNBA will meet on Zoom with an exciting and packed agenda.

The meeting will start off with a presentation from neighbors in the 2041/5th HDFC Co-Op (5th Avenue at 126th Street) who are planning a second annual family and community block party to celebrate the children in East Harlem on 8/12/23.  Lionel will answer any questions you have about the block party and hopefully encourage you to get involved. 

Shawn Hill will then present on new data regarding NYC’s Shelter Distribution 

To be followed by Travon Butler, who’ll tell us more about the upcoming Participatory Budgeting project that his office – Civic Engagement.NYC – is promoting.

Our District Leader for the 68th Assembly District – Sharase DeBouse – will provide a community update.

And we’ll conclude with a brief presentation from NYC’s Rat Academy representative, Martha Vernazza, Community Coordinator for Rats (what a job title…) on upcoming Rat Academies for Manhattan Community Boards 9, 10, and 11 residents.  

See you on Zoom TODAY at 7:00 PM:


Meeting ID: 858 0978 4042
Passcode: 840216

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Free Mammograms on Thursday

Cayuga Centers is working with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to bring their Mobile Mammography Van to Cayuga Centers for a 2nd year on Thursday, April 27th

To register for an appointment, email [email protected].  
This event is FREE and Open to the Public.  
Location: 1900 Park Ave (Parking Lot on the corner of 129th)

No insurance, no problem! The American Italian Cancer Foundation is supported by funds from New York State, and you will be able to have this important health screening completed at no charge.

If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine Lawrence at [email protected].

125th Street Viaduct

The Manhattan Valley Viaduct was built for the IRT subway line (now the 1 Train) and is actually a landmarked structure.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission reports that it “is the most imposing and visually impressive aboveground engineering structure of the IRT subway system” and an “excellent example of a double-hinged parabolic braced arch structure. Supporting both the tracks and the 125th Street station, the viaduct is a testament to the skill of the engineers and contractors who designed and built New York City’s first subway between 1900 and 1904.”

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