Local Government

Local Government

The local government has recognized the multitude of food insecurity issues affecting East Harlem residents and taken steps to target hunger and obesity problems and improve access to healthy and affordable foods.

  • Community Board 11 – Community Board 11 is a local government body that has the role of initiating and reviewing planning, land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other advocacy matters relating to the welfare of East Harlem.
  • East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office – As part of its commitment to reducing and eliminating health disparities in New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has established District Public Health Offices. Residents can call their DPHO to find out more about neighborhood public health programs and for health statistics and other health-related information.

East and Central Harlem Elected Officials

City Council


Ben Kallos — Upper East Side and East Harlem Dist 5 (212) 860-1950

Mark Levine — West Harlem Dist 7  (212) 928-6814

Inez Dickens — Central Harlem Dist 9  (212) 678-4505

Ydanis Rodriguez — Wash Hts/Inwood Dist 10  (917) 521-2616  (212) 788-7053

CC Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito — East Harlem Dist 8  (212) 828-9800


NYS Assembly


Herman “Denny” Farrell — West Harlem/Wash Hts D 71  (212) 234-1430

Gabriela Rosa — Wash Hts/Inwood  D  72  (212) 544-2278

Robert Rodriguez — East Harlem  D 68  (212) 828-3953

Keith Wright — Central Harlem  D 70  (212) 866-5809


NYS Senate

Jose Serrano — East Harlem  serrano@senate.state.ny.us   (212) 828-2420

Bill Perkins — Central Harlem perkins@senate.state.ny.us   (212) 222-7315

Adriano Espaillat — Wash Hts/Inwood espailla@senate.state.ny.us   (212) 544-0173


US Congressman Charles Rangel


(212) 663-3900


Coalitions and Working Groups

East Harlem Human Services Consortium

East Harlem Community Health Committee

Partnership for a Healthier NYC – Manhattan

North of 96th Street Public Health Coalition


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