Blog

June 17, 2021
Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Annually celebrated on June 19, this holiday serves as an homage to the actual ending of slavery in 1865. While it's widely believed that Black enslaved people were set free by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, not all were free until 2 1/2 years later. [source: NYC Juneteenth Website] The Black community built New York City. Arriving around 1626, their labor and ingenuity was integral to establishing this bustling city. Their hard work is a feat benefitted from by all, yet at times, unnoticed… Read More »


June 16, 2021
NBC 4 New York/WNBC-TV will host the third and final official Democratic primary debate between "leading contenders" for New York City mayor on June 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47/WNJU-TV, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League. The in-person debate will originate from the iconic Studio 8H, housed within NBC world headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. No audiences will be present. The broadcast will be translated into Spanish for WNJU audiences. Debate Participants: Eric Adams Shaun Donovan Kathryn Garcia… Read More »


June 15, 2021
Interested in becoming a Trained Public Health Leader in your Community? New York State and Cornell University have partnered to launch the New Citizen Public Health Training Program. Over the past year, New Yorkers have come together to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and support health and wellbeing in their communities. All New Yorkers are invited to sign up and complete the training, so that you will better understand the coronavirus and other public health issues facing our communities and will gain the tools to understand the facts and be a trusted source of… Read More »


June 08, 2021
A televised Democratic primary debate for Comptroller will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on Spectrum News NY1 and WNYC and livestreamed on the news websiteThe City. This virtual debate is organized in partnership with Spectrum News NY1, WNYC/Gothamist, The City, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Social Work Votes (Columbia School of Social Work & Latino Leadership Institute). Candidates Appearing: Brian Benjamin Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Zachary Iscol Corey Johnson Brad Lander Kevin… Read More »


May 12, 2021
The first Democratic mayoral primary debate of the 2021 elections will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spectrum News NY1 is co-hosting this debate with WNYC - Gothamist, The City, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Social Work Votes. Candidates Appearing: Eric Adams Shaun Donovan Kathryn Garcia Ray McGuire Dianne Morales Scott Stringer Maya Wiley Andrew Yang How to Tune In: TV: Spectrum News NY1 | Spectrum Noticias NY1 Radio: WNYC 93.9 FM | AM 820 | WNYC.org… Read More »


April 23, 2021
NYC Vaccine Hub - The City College of New York - North Academic Center 1549 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan, 10031 (877) 829-4692 Site is open Thursday - Saturday Vaccine offered: Moderna (18+) Walk-up vaccinations available to those 50 years or older and their companions. This site has a physically accessible pathway to the vaccine administration. To make an appointment, please visit https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ Click here for directions  After you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This… Read More »


April 21, 2021
Join Friends of St. Nicholas Park for an Earth Day cleanup, and help care for our neighborhood gem. Date And Time Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Location St Nicholas Park West 135th Street New York, NY 10032 Registration Click here to register for this event on eventbrite. About this Event Masks required. Gloves, all trash pickup equipment, and water for participants will be provided. To promote social distancing, each volunteer shift is capped at 20 participants, and arrival times are staggered. Select an… Read More »


March 29, 2021
The wide array of often debilitating symptoms afflicting those with “long COVID” is increasingly being understood and is experienced by as much as 20% - 30% of survivors. Thousands of New Yorkers will struggle with COVID related brain and neurological-related effects of long COVID well after we win our battle against the pandemic. To help you better understand these critical issues and what long-haulers should know, Council Member Mark Levine will be joined by leading expert Dr. Zijian Chen of Mt. Sinai for a virtual Q&A to answer your questions… Read More »


March 25, 2021
On Wednesday, March 24th Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the availability of limited federal funds through the annual federal appropriations process for local community projects. Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee announced guidelines making reforms to and setting restrictions on requests from members of Congress for funding projects in their districts. “Community Project Funding” will be significantly more restricted than New York City Council Discretionary Funding or the New York State Legislature’s “Member Item Program,” but it will… Read More »


March 19, 2021
On Tuesday April 6th, the New York Blood Center and The City College of New York will hold a Blood Drive and Marrow Registration Drive for Emil Temple, a college student from the Bronx suffering from a rare but serious form of bone marrow failure.  Countless blood and platelet transfusions are giving Emil a fighting chance until he finds a match. Please join in the efforts to help save Emil! Blood and Marrow Drive Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 The City College of New York North Academic Center Ballroom 160 Convent Avenue, NYC 10 AM – 4 PM To… Read More »


Subscribe to GCA News Blog