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Manhattan DA Forum: Harlem’s Fair Share

On Thursday, February 4th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, all 9 candidates for the position of Manhattan DA will appear in The Greater Harlem Coalition’s first ‘Manhattan DA Forum: Harlem's Fair Share‘ candidates’ forum. Our moderators will be WPIX 11's Magee Hickey and The National Action Network’s Michael A. Hardy, Esq.

NYS Attorney General – No Response

One of our Greater Harlem Coalition members has written to the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, and received no response. You can tweet her at: @NewYorkStateAG and email her at: https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general-letitia-james

A Letter to The Mayor from a Greater Harlem Coalition Member

To: The Honorable Mayor DeBlasio Good afternoon Mr. Mayor, I hope this email finds you and your family all safe and healthy. This is the fourth email I am sending you over the last couple of months. I want to begin this correspondence by saying thank you for all the hard work that you and [...]

CBS News Covers The Oversaturation of Harlem and East Harlem

Last night the co-founder of The Greater Harlem Coalition, the President of MMPCIA, and other concerned residents from our community were featured on CBS News. The article explored how the oversaturation of substance abuse programs in Harlem and East Harlem has attracted scores of illegal drug sellers who prey on the men and women seeking [...]

Mount Sinai = Methadone in Harlem and East Harlem

With new data from a FOIL request to OASAS, the size of Mount Sinai's methadone programs relative to other Harlem and East Harlem providers is possible. On the screenshot below, you can see how the Mount Sinai programs on West 124th Street and East 125th Street dominate our community To see the entire city (and [...]

A Call For Legislation

The Greater Harlem Coalition is calling on our elected officials and asking them to do the work necessary to enact legislation that will ensure that the oversaturation of Harlem and East Harlem is stopped and ultimately reversed. Below is the letter we recently sent our representatives: Dear Senator Benjamin, Assembly Member Dickens, and Assembly Member [...]

Mayor De Blasio Visits 125th Street

On Sunday, Mayor Bill DeBlasio visited 125th Street with Council Member Diana Ayala. According to Uptown Grand Central, the mayor brought along: a powerhouse team made up of the commissioners of @NYCHealthy, @NYCSanitation, @NYCDHS, @NYCHRA and @NYCParks. And to Councilmember @DianaAyalaNYC for leading the charge:

OASAS Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Decades of Oversaturating Harlem and East Harlem

One of the Greater Harlem Coalition's members received a letter from Zoraida Diaz, a District Director at OASAS. What is missing from her passing-the-buck response is any acknowledgment of how OASAS has spent decades overstaturating Harlem and East Harlem with addiction programs that other wealthier and whiter communities have successfully blocked. This super concentration of [...]

Exposure to Violent Crime

The map below shows the prevalence of certain reported violent felonies—homicides, robberies, and felony assaults—by neighborhood. The areas with the highest reported violent crime rates are in areas of the South Bronx, portions of Harlem, Norwood to Wakefield in the North Bronx, and portions of central and east Brooklyn, all of which have predominantly Black [...]

Changes in Admissions to Opioid Treatment Programs in NYC: 2017 – 2020

With identical examples of OASAS FOIL data from 2017 and now 2020, we are able to see in which communities, admissions to Opioid Treatment Programs have increased or decreased. On the map below you can see increases in red, and decreases in blue. Click on the map and hover over any of the dots to [...]

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