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Charles Fisher of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council

New York – October 20, 2021 – iHeartMedia New York’s Power 105.1, New York’s Hip-Hop and R&B, announced today a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mott Haven New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Development in the Bronx in celebration of the refurbishment of a pair of basketball courts.

Power 105.1 and Chick-fil-A Tristate in partnership with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and the Citywide Council Of Presidents (CCOP) teamed up to identify a location in the community and refurbish a set of basketball courts at the Mott Haven NYCHA Development in the Bronx. The project included sealing cracks, resurfacing the courts, refinishing and repainting basketball poles, upgrading basketball backboards and rims, repainting the courts, removal of outdated equipment, landscaping and other touchups.

The project aims to bring a fresh up to date vibe to courts and provide durable equipment to the facility that the tenants in the community can use.

“Power 105.1 is proud to partner with Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and Chick-fil-A Tristate to refurbish some of the basketball courts in our community,” said Joe DeAngelis for iHeartMedia New York. “Refurbishing basketball courts was a perfect way to give back to the community and allow those who use the courts to exercise and spend quality time together in a fully functional space.”

“I am honored that the creation of this dynamic partnership was able to give a well-deserved update to the Mott Haven Houses community,” said Daniel Barber, Chairman of CCOP. “I am also proud to be able to give back to the home of my predecessor Mr. John Johnson who was a strong and proud leader of this community for many years.”

“As we strive to survive in a post COVID-19 environment, it’s important that we work with socially responsible companies like iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 and Chick-fil-A Tristate to make a difference in our communities. The basketball court and supported programs will help young citizens hone their athletic skills and achieve their academic and personal goals,” said Charles Fisher, Founder, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.

“The residents of Mott Haven Houses are grateful and honored that Power 105.1, Chick-fil-A Tristate, NYCHA and CCOP chose the Mott Haven Houses Basketball Court for the upgrades. We also want to thank Danny Barber for advocating for Mott Haven. We are truly touched by this incredible opportunity and to continue the leadership Mr. Johnson provided to our development. Again, thank you so much,” said Deborah Aviles, President, Mott Haven Houses Resident Association.

“By making transformational investments in our basketball courts, we send the clear message to our young people that we are committed to providing them with safe spaces to develop and grow,” said NYCHA Chair & CEO Greg Russ. “We want to thank Power 105.1, Chick-Fil-A Tristate, and the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council for working with us to improve this vital resource – and we hope more stakeholders will join forces with the Authority to upgrade our athletic areas and community centers in the years to come.”

DJ Will from Power 105.1 will be on site mixing music for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Press interested in covering the event can contact Joe DeAngelis at or Danielle Dellilo at

Power 105.1 is the leading media outlet in the New York market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.

Working on replacing the basketball hoops

About iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WAXQ, WHTZ, WKTU, WLTW, WWPR, WOR and WWRL, and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in both broadcast and digital streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech and includes three business segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit for more company information.

About the Citywide Council of Presidents (CCOP)
The Citywide Council of Presidents (CCOP) is the resident association government of the duly elected associations of the public housing developments of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). CCOP represents the 359,593 authorized residents in over 168,100 apartments within 285 housing developments in New York City. The CCOP serves as the official recognized voice of residents to NYCHA, government, and the city and community at-large.

About the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council
As the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council celebrated its 20th anniversary in July 2021, the agency has been touted as the number one not for profit, social service Hip-Hop organization in the world, with a strategic partnership with iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 and “The People’s Shark” Daymond John to name a few. Our mission is to provide our youth and young adults with the skills and resources to address gun & gang violence; substance abuse; mental, physical, and spiritual health, academic failure, poverty, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment.

About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest public housing authority in North America, was created in 1935 to provide decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. NYCHA is home to roughly 1 in 15 New Yorkers across over 177,000 apartments within 335 housing developments. NYCHA serves over 350,000 residents through the conventional public housing program (Section 9), over 20,000 residents at developments that have been converted to PACT/RAD, and over 75,000 families through federal rent subsidies (the Section 8 Leased Housing Program). In addition, NYCHA connects residents to opportunities in financial empowerment, business development, career advancement, and educational programs. With a housing stock that spans all five boroughs, NYCHA is a city a within a city.


Joe DeAngelis
iHeartMedia New York
Danielle Dellilo
iHeartMedia New York

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