Welcome! The goal of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan is to develop a community-based vision and strategy for implementation. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with Community Board 11, Community Voices Heard, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer are leading an effort to engage local residents and stakeholders in meaningful conversations about the future of East Harlem.Download the Final Plan (PDF)
Residents learn about programs and policies that directly impact East Harlem and share their ideas, needs, and concerns.
Community representatives incorporate the community's feedback into recommendations and proposals.
Residents review the Draft Plan and have a final chance to share their ideas, letting us know if we got it right.
Presented to the Department of City Planning, the Final Plan will inform the neighborhood rezoning. It will also be presented to other city agencies and elected officials to inform their work, and will be readily available to residents.
There will be several workshops organized around topics that the Steering Committee will be addressing. The public is invited to participate in identifying needs and concerns to help create a vision for the future of East Harlem.View the Calendar
Open Space, Recreation led by NYRP
Culture led by El Museo del Barrio
Afterschool, Daycare, Pre-K led by Harlem RBI
Schools/Education led by Innovation High School
Housing Preservation led by El Barrio Operation Fightback
NYCHA led by Ethel Velez, Johnson houses
Small Business, Economic Development, Workforce Development led by Union Settlement
Zoning/Land Use led by CIVITAS
Affordable Housing Development led by Lott CDC
Environment, Transportation led by WEACT
Health, Seniors led by New York Academy of Medicine
The facilitators were brought on to ensure a smooth flow of information and resources across meetings, topic areas, and participants. They work directly with the Sub-Groups, Steering Committee, and Community Members to develop implementable recommendations for the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan.
The plan will include a combination of short- and long-term projects and policies that preserve the cultural diversity of East Harlem, including the ability for long-term residents to stay in the neighborhood and enjoy the benefits of neighborhood change.