New York

The state’s first black governor, Gov. David Paterson, did not fare well in his own political ascent.  However, the second-generation Harlem politico and now radio host was not afraid to open doors in areas such as technology and public finance in the state with more than 200,000 black businesses.   For the best in cultural heritage tourism, visit Harlem Week.  For more details, see the National Black Business Month reference or consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.

Our newest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports: Just over three percent of New York’s black workers were in computer, engineering and science>fields with 1.8 percent in computers.Almost a quarter million, 242,794, black New Yorkers were in college or graduate school in 2006.

About 3,000 were graduate students in science or engineering.

Black-owned or managed places to stay in New York, according to NABHOOD, are:

Akwaaba Mansion 347 MacDonough St. Brooklyn, New York 11233

Hampton Inn Garden 1 North Avenue Garden City, New York 11530

Marriott New York La Guardia Airport 102-05 Ditmars Blvd East Elmhurst, New York 11369

Potters House Healing Place 304 Shoddy Hollow Road Otisville, New York 10963
Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast 8985 Main Road Box 574 East Marion, New York 11939
The state’s black legislators are:

Sen. Eric Adams
Sen. Ruben Diaz
Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Sen. Shirley Huntley
Sen. Velmanette Montgomer
Sen. Kevin Parker
Sen. Bill Perkins
Sen. John Sampson
State Senate President Sen. Malcolm Smith
Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Sen. Antoine M. Thompson
Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry
Assemblymember Inez D.Barron
Assemblymember Michael Barron
Assemblymember Karim Camara
Assemblymember Barbara Clark
Assemblymember Vivian Cook
Assemblymember Herman Farrell
Assemblymember David Gantt
Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson
Assemblymember Earlene Hooper
Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries
Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Assemblymember N. Nick Perry
Assemblymember Adam Clayton Powell IV
Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow
Assemblymember Annette Robinson
Assemblymember Wiliam Scarborough
Assemblymember Michelle Titus
Assemblymember Darryl C. Towns
Assemblymember Keith L.T. Wright
Assemblymember Carl Heastie