Press Releases


Statement by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Murder of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo and Wounding of Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo in the Bronx

“Today is a terrible and tragic day for our City. I am appalled and saddened at the murder of Sgt Paul Tuozzolo and the wounding of Sgt Emmanuel Kwo in the Bronx. Every day, the courageous men and women of the NYPD risk their lives to keep New Yorkers safe and this deadly shooting is a stark reminder that gun violence remains prevalent in our City. READ MORE

Statement By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Domestic Violence Charges Against Jeurys Familia

“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations against Jeurys Familia and call on MLB to launch an immediate and thorough investigation. We created #NotAFan so fans can communicate that domestic violence is absolutely unacceptable and to give a voice to fans who didn’t have one before. I will be reaching out to the Mets and the Familia ads will be removed from the campaign. READ MORE

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