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District 2

Carlina Rivera

Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, East Village, Midtown South-Flatiron-Union Square, Gramercy, Murray Hill-Kips Bay

By Jacqueline Neber, published February 9, 2024

“City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera introduced two resolutions Thursday that call on the Mount Sinai health system to keep the Beth Israel hospital open and urge the state health department to prevent Sinai from shuttering the 16th street campus.

Rivera, who introduced the resolutions at a full Council meeting, told Crain’s the legislation is an effort to “slow down” and hopefully halt the process of the closure.


By Kelly Mena, published February 7, 2024

“Trying to improve the city’s approach to the ongoing migrant crisis, local lawmakers on Thursday will consider launching an economic and health care survey of asylum seekers. 

City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, who is introducing the legislation, said the two bills are meant to better understand the roughly 175,000 migrants who have arrived in the city over the last two years, nearly 67,000 of whom are in the city’s care. 


By Chris Sommerfeldt, published January 26, 2024

Two City Council leaders called on Mayor Adams’ administration Friday to open up more migrant “reticketing centers” amid concern over newly arrived asylum seekers sleeping outside the city’s only such site due to overcrowding.

Adult migrants who still need shelter after being told to leave due to 


Published January 23, 2024

Con un rally, inmigrantes que fueron desalojados de los albergues temporales y activistas protestaron contra los límites de estancia establecidos por la ciudad de Nueva York en los refugios.

A finales del 2023, las autoridades establecieron un límite de estancia en estos centros de acogida de inmigrantes de 30 días para los hombres solos y 60 días para las familias.


By Daniel Johnson, published January 21, 2024

New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have eliminated solitary confinement in the city’s jail system, as well as another requiring police officers to more thoroughly document stops. As the Associated Press reported, Adams defended his veto by saying that restrictions on solitary confinement would make jails more dangerous and the new requirements for officers would create more paperwork for law enforcement, possibly creating a danger to public safety.


Published January 18, 2024

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council voted for its leadership and committee assignments.

“I am proud of the City Council’s Leadership and committee assignments. We continue our legacy as the most diverse Council in New York City history, and each member’s diverse experiences and expertise will shape the priorities that are truly reflective of what our communities need,” said 


“The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, a cornerstone of Puerto Rican, Latinx, and multicultural arts in New York’s Lower East Side, proudly announced the commencement of a significant accessibility project. This initiative, which launched on January 6, 2024 during the company’s annual Three Kings Day celebration, marks a historic moment for the 1897-built, six-story, 100,000 square foot building.


Published January 8, 2024

Today the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), elected officials, education allies, asylum seeking families, and immigrant New Yorkers.

They called to halt the displacement of asylum seekers from shelter mid-winter to navigate an unnecessary and burdensome bureaucratic process to receive a new shelter placement. The coalition held the rally the day before the City’s planned implementation of the 60-day shelter limit, evicting thousands of asylum-seeking families with children currently in Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers (HERRC) shelters.