Manhattan Borough President opens Harlem office

Manhattan Borough President opens Harlem  office|Manhattan Borough President opens Harlem  office
Photo by Tequila Minsky|Photo by Tequila Minsky

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s promise of opening an uptown headquarters came to life on May 18 wit a ribbon cutting for the new Northern Manhattan Office at 431 W. 125th St. between Morningside Heights and Amsterdam, in Harlem.

Dignitaries including former Borough President C. Virginia Field, other politicians, Harlem leaders and residents, and well wishers stopped by and greeted the Beep with Althena B. Moore at her side before the red ribbon was cut.

Moore is the director of the uptown office and has an masters of science in Urban Policy and previously served as director of public policy at the National Black Leadership Commission among other senior management positions.

Other staff including a deputy director, a community coordinator, constituent services, and immigrant affairs liaisons will be providing the constituent services at the street-level office. Brewer hopes the community will make use of the conference room.

Visitors got a tour of the office space and received information including a Manhattan Help Guide that lists phone numbers for resources related to health, education, housing, sanitation, social services, consumer, and more.

The Help Guide is downloadable:

The storefront of a new office available for the people of Manhattan.
Photo by Tequila Minsky