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District 18

Amanda Farías

Soundview-Bruckner, Soundview-Clason Point, Castle Hill-Unionport, Harding Park, Parkchester, Westchester Square

Read my monthly column in the Bronx Times here: https://www.bxtimes.com/category/opinion/column/

2024

  • The City: ‘A world-class space’: Bronx Museum of the Arts breaks ground on $33 million renovation
  • Bronx Times: ‘A world-class space’: Bronx Museum of the Arts breaks ground on $33 million renovation
  • 6sqft New York City: Bronx Metro-North station rezoning plan approved by City Planning Commission
  • Spectrum News NY 1: Councilmembers discuss budget agreement
  • Spectrum News NY 1: Bronx Councilmember Amanda Farias discusses being the first Latina Majority Leader
  • Bronx Times: CM Farías hosts menstrual product giveaway in Soundview
  • Fox 5 NY: Advocates lay out case to build Bronx skate park
  • Pix 11: New York City Council reforms parking garage regulations in wake of collapse
  • Bronx Times: NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi celebrates National Nurses Week
  • Fox 5 NY: NYC opens first pet-friendly homeless shelter in the Bronx
  • CBS News: Bronx street vendor loses home after paying high DSNY fines. Here’s the change vendors want from NYC.
  • CBS News: Resolutions cracking down on helicopter noise, safety heard by New York City Council
  • AMNY: Op-Ed | The link between brain injuries and domestic violence
  • Bronx Times: Camber Property Group kicks off first phases of $1 billion Stevenson Square development in Soundview
  • American Post: Hispanic Amanda Farias Made 2nd In Command in NY City Council
  • Norwood News: Democrat Amanda Farías Appointed as City Council Majority Leader
  • Streetsblog NYC: Lifting Street Vendor Permit Cap Could Raise $17 Million, Watchdog Says
  • The City: Bronx Park Gets Multi-Million Dollar Injection After Three Decades
  • Politico: Adams’ first neighborhood rezoning set to move forward
  • El Diario: En Lugar de Retórica, Digamos La Verdad: El Concejo de NYC debería anular el veto del Alcalde a la Ley de Cuántas Paradas
  • CBS News: How Many Stops Act: New York City Council overrides Mayor Eric Adams’ veto
  • News 12: Families meet fur-ever friends at Castle Hill pet adoption event 
  • NYPost: Bronx pol Amanda Farias eyes NYC ‘human milk bank’ to feed infants 
  • Gothamist: NYC Council may force cruise ships to cut diesel engines when docking in city waters
  • Bronx Times: Skateboard legend Tony Hawk’s nonprofit to bring revamped skate parks to Allerton, Soundview Park
  • Bronx Times: Developers, pols break ground on $1B affordable and senior housing complex in Soundview

2023

  • News 12: Asylum Seekers take part in Three Kings Day Celebration
  • News 12: Bronx Council Member Calls for Investment to Shorten Public Transportation waiting times
  • News 12: Bronx officials push for anti-violence program helping victims
  • Bronx Times: Farías delivers $25K check to Jacobi Hospital’s Stand Up to Violence Program
  • Parkchester Times: Bangladeshi Community celebrates Mother Tongue Day in Bronx
  • Pix 11: Pro skateboarder from the Bronx gets recognition at home
  • News 12: $1.5 million check signed for affordable senior housing project in Soundview
  • The Chief: Unions, advocates mark Equal Pay Day
  • AMNY: All high schoolers will soon be eligible for reduced ferry fares and greater access to IDNYC cards
  • TBN: New York City Council Bangladeshi Independence Day event
  • City Life: Another Thirteen Stations to be Refurbished as part of New York City Transit’s Re-New-Vation Program
  • Norwood News: Student Exhibit at Montefiore Gallery of ARTFul Medicine Honors Ukraine
  • Gothamist: Lawmakers push for first redesign of NYC truck routes since 1970s
  • News 12: Mayor announces extension to Water Bill Amnesty Program
  • The Chief: Council looks to revitalize city’s industrial business zones
  • NBC: You Can Now Report Double-Parking, Blocked Bus and Bike Lanes on New NYC DOT Platform
  • Smart Cities Dive: To spur green manufacturing and jobs, will NYC change its industrial zoning?
  • Norwood News: Bronx Nurses Honored for their Dedication & Service during Nurses Week 2023
  • News 12: Officials introduce new bills aimed to break barriers in menstrual health discussions
  • Daily News: Opinion- Menstrual equity is not ‘wokeism’: Access for all should not be blocked, but expanded, like NYC is doing 
  • Bronx Times: More than $5.1M is going to projects chosen by Bronxites through participatory budgeting
  • Pix 11: Bronx street renamed after NYCHA advocate: ‘Roxanne Reid Way’
  • Gotham Gazette: Opinion- Carrying Juneteenth Forward in New York City
  • City and State: Opinion- Restoring cuts to NYCHA’s Vacant Unit Readiness Program
  • CityLimits: New York Earns Stripes for Electric Vehicle Adoption, But There’s Still Work to Do
  • City & State: New York City’s uphill battle to save manufacturing
  • The Real Deal: Pols keep trying to save manufacturing as landlords seek more lucrative uses
  • News12: Department of Sanitation installs new cameras in effort to crackdown on illegal dumping
  • City Land: Parks Department Celebrates Reopening of Noble Playground in the Bronx
  • Bronx Times: The Bronx’s Ghetto Film School: Where ‘story is the heart of everything’
  • Bronx Times: Column | Wrapping up my first term as your council member
  • News 12: Wimee The Robot makes special appearance during story time at Soundview library
  • News 12: Councilmember hosts inaugural Bronx Metro-North public workshop
  • CBS: New report highlights wage gap for Latina workers
  • Bronx Times: City’s first ‘rat czar’ targeting slew of vermin sightings at Parkchester station
  • Daily News: Op-Ed: NYC’s EV Plan Shocks Rideshare Drivers and Passengers Will Lose from Green Rides Rule
  • WNYC: New York legislators are proposing a statewide “purple alert” for missing domestic violence victims
  • City & State: NYC must create new industrial development plan under council bill
  • Commercial Observer: NYC Council Approves Bills to Boost Housing and Industrial Development
  • AMNY: Op-Ed | Vending is broken. Here’s how to fix it.
  • Gothamist: Menstrual cups are coming to NYC’s temporary shelters, youth detention centers and jails
  • Pix 11: New York City street vendors rally for new legislation
  • News 12: Bronx elementary school welcomes brand-new community fridge

2022

  • The New Yorker: The Majority for the First Time, Women Make up Most of the City Council
  • Gotham Gazette: As Mayor Adams Takes On The Issue, City Council Examines Nyc Workforce Development Programs And Plans
  • The City: Four Bronx Council Members Give Constituents New Power to Vote on Local Spending, Even as Five Others Pull Out 
  • Bronxnet: Bronx Talks – City Council 
  • Daily News: Bronx Councilwoman Begins Push For NYC Jobs Guarantee
  • WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show, 51 Council Members In 52 Weeks
  • Daily News: Mayor Adams Launches Crackdown On Infant Formula Price Gougers Amid City’s Dwelling Supply
  • Bronx Times: Column: First 100 Days
  • Norwood News: New Law & Task Force Aims To Prevent Another Twin Parks Fire Tragedy
  • OurTown: A Day Of Protest, Council Members Joined New Yorkers To Rally For Abortion Rights On Tuesday After The Leaked Supreme Court Draft Majority Opinion — Poised To Overturn Roe V. Wade
  • Bronx Times: Mayor Adams Signs New Business Improvement District Into Law For Castle Hill Section
  • Norwood News: Bronx City Council Members Introduce Bill Expanding Heat Sensor Program To Track Building Heat Requirements
  • News 12: New Shower Hoses Installed In Bronx Homes At Risk Of Legionnaires Disease
  • News 12: Multiple City Agencies Joining Forces In Hunts Point Transformation Plan
  • City Land: City Planning Hears Application for Affordable Housing for Seniors and New Venue for Church in Soundview
  • News 12: Power & Politics Full Show: City Council Women’s Caucus Plans To Protect Abortion Access
  • Bronx Times: Highlights from Council District 18’s budget for FY 2023
  • Streetsblog NYC: To-Do List: Congestion Pricing Must Mitigate Added Bronx Trucks, Pols Say
  • Bronx Times: Column: Investing in affordable housing is critical to our economic recovery
  • AMNY: Pol Floats Half-Price NYC Ferry Tickets for Kids
  • Bronx Times: Stevenson Commons holds Family Day Event and Back to School giveaway
  • CUNY Latina: September 2022 | LATiNAS
  • News 12: ROLL OUT! Skate Party Brings Good Vibes to Parkchester
  • News 12: Bronx doctors highlight free mobile mammograms at Stevenson Family Health Center
  • City Life: City completes $8.8 million transformation of Morrison ave plaza in the Bronx
  • News 12: Council Member Farias hosts Thanksgiving giveaway at Sotomayor Community Center
  • NY 1: Council Member Amanda Farías discusses the Bronx’s recovery
  • News 12: It represents the future’ – $87M restoration project on Orchard Beach Pavilion Begins