New York, NY – Today, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and State Senator Adriano Espaillat released a letter calling on Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina to preserve the only self-standing supermarket in East Harlem. The City Fresh Market on East 116th Street is the only supermarket that serves the area and is an affordable option for many residents. The letter stressed that many will be deeply impacted by the lack of food options if it’s forced to close their doors on August 1st. READ MORE
CITY HALL – Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the East Harlem Neighborhood Steering Committee announced the goals and recommendations of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan, a community-based planning blueprint for long-term neighborhood growth and development.
“Community-based city planning starts from the ground up, with residents and stakeholders coming together collaboratively to plan for the future of their neighborhood,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. READ MORE