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New and Past Events

Below are a range of events related to the issue of oversaturation of Harlem with social services. The Greater Harlem Coalition participated in or coordinated some of the events to lend our voices.

To see the letters we wrote to officials, go to this link.


  • Sign Our Petition For Community Harm Reduction
    Greater Harlem Coalition just launched a petition on The petition requests that New York State’s Assembly and Senate Members should reject The Safer Consumption Act, bill s399/a338 to legalize the safe consumption site on 125th Street, unless the following 6 Safety Guardrails are added to the bill
  • 2022 Assembly Candidates Forum
    Missed the 2022 Harlem candidates forum? Here are the recordings and candidates’ answers to our survey. Remember to vote on June 28!! Click on our page to find a range of voting resources.
  • A series of news coverage of GHC after the safe injection site was installed in Dec 2021
    Despite our years of complaints about the excessive number of drug treatment programs and harm reduction programs in Harlem, the government doubled down and added the Nation’s first safe injection site in Harlem on 126th Street without community inputs. We participated in a protest for Fair Share (see more about the protest in this page…
  • Reports on Harlem Oversaturation Pushback
    Nick Garber posted: Drug Clinics Face Scrutiny In Harlem As Residents Push Back on on March 24, 2021 and examined the “tax revolt” and a new community board resolution aim to stop the placement of drug treatment clinics in Harlem, citing safety concerns. The influx of clients into Harlem each day has given rise…
  • Columbia University Journalists Cover Harlem Protest
    “We are fed up,” said Laurent Delly, a Harlem resident and active community member. “Something needs to be done because enough is enough. I can not keep walking down my street and seeing people shooting up left and right.” Columbia University journalism student Lucy Keller covered community members who protested on October 8th that only 24…
  • Protest at Gracie Mansion
    We had a fantastic turnout at Da Homeless Hero’s amazing rally and march at Gracie Mansion on Saturday, July 10th.   Our message that congregant shelters, poorly run shelters, and inadequate supportive housing are the root causes of many issues in both Harlem and New York City, was forcefully delivered by Madlyn.  Additionally, her call to dismantle…
  • GHC Meeting on Wednesday, June 9th. 7:00 PM
    The Greater Harlem Coalition will have an election season general meeting on Wednesday, June 9th, at 7:00 PM. Please register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will detail our outreach to political candidates, letter writing to city and state officials, our…