Press Releases


New York City Council Works With Microsoft To Test First Paperless Stated Meeting

Goals are to reduce paper use, create efficiency and modernize work

 

CITY HALL – Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council today announced the integration of Microsoft Surface tablets into the Council’s Stated meeting as a means of testing how technology can help Members view or easily search documents, reduce the use of volumes of paper and the preparation time involved with copying and distribution, and modernize the way the Council conducts its business. READ MORE

Council to Vote on Legislation to Protect Freelance Workers and to Increase Transparency in the New York City Foster Care System

Council will also vote on “Build It Back” Program and Reporting Requirements for the NYPD CPR/AED Training Program

City Hall – Today the New York City Council will vote on legislation to establish and enhance important protections for freelance workers throughout the city. The Council will also vote on a package of legislation to increase oversight of services offered across the New York City foster care system. READ MORE

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca, Governmental Operations Chair Ben Kallos Remind Recently Naturalized Citizens to Register to Vote in the 2016 General Election

Recently naturalized citizens are still eligible to vote in this year’s general election, but must register in person at the New York City Board of Elections by October 29

CITY HALL – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca and Governmental Operations Committee Chair Ben Kallos today reminded New York City residents who naturalized after October 14th, 2016 of their eligibility to vote in the November 8th 2016 General Election but stressed that they must register in person at a local Board of Elections office by October 29th. READ MORE

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Council Members and Mount Sinai Queens Celebrate $5 Million in Capital Funding for Facility Upgrades

Capital Funding Investment Includes Equipment Upgrades and Diagnostic Equipment

Astoria, N.Y. – New York City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Queens Delegation Chair Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn Schwab, and the Mount Sinai President David Reich, MD, today gathered at Mount Sinai Queens to celebrate the Council’s $5 million of capital funding allocations for the hospital. READ MORE

#NotAFan Launches in Taxi TV

NY Sports Teams Feature in Fan-Focused Campaign to Address Domestic Violence

Speaker Mark-Viverito urges Giants and Jets to join

NEW YORK – Starting Monday, October 24th,  #NotAFan – a new campaign launched by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito to address domestic violence in professional sports – will begin airing in Taxi TV. READ MORE

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to New York Giants: Time To Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

In Letter to Giants, Speaker Urges Team to Join #NotAFan

New York –New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, in a letter to the New York Giants slammed, the team for their “bizarrely light punishment” of Josh Brown and urged the team to participate in #NotAFan –  a campaign with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)  to address domestic violence in professional sports. READ MORE

New York City Council Announces Nuisance Abatement Fairness Act

Package Will Curb Abuses and Limit Application of Nuisance Abatement Law

Legislative Package Reforms How NYPD & Court System Apply Nuisance Abatement Laws

NEW YORK – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Council Members Vanessa Gibson, Corey Johnson, Mark Levine, Ritchie Torres, Karen Koslowitz, Daniel Garodnick, Barry Grodenchik, Rafael Salamanca, Donovan Richards, Stephen Levin and Jumaane Williams today announced the introduction of the Nuisance Abatement Fairness Act (NAFA), a package of legislation to reform New York City’s Nuisance Abatement Law (NAL). READ MORE

Council to Vote on Legislation Requiring NYPD to Publish Patrol Guide Online and Increase Transparency on Hate Crime Reporting

City Hall – Today the New York City Council will vote on legislation that would increase transparency within the New York City Police Department by requiring the NYPD to publish its patrol guide online. Additional legislation would require the NYPD to enhance its current hate crime reporting to increase the frequency of reporting and demographics analyzed within the reports. READ MORE

Speaker Mark-Viverito, Governmental Operations Chair Ben Kallos, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Minority Leader Steven Matteo, Council Member Helen Rosenthal Remind Voters of Important 2016 and 2017 Election Registration Deadlines

City Hall – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Ben Kallos, Minority Leader Steve Matteo and Council Members today reminded New Yorkers to register to vote and to  indicate their party affiliation by the deadline, October 14th, in order to be eligible for voting in the November 8th Presidential Election. In addition, New York City voters must also register with a party by October 14th in order to vote in party primaries for the 2017 elections. READ MORE