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District 2

Carlina Rivera

East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill

Upcoming Events:

Small Business Financing & Marketing Resources

Wednesday, May 17, 4 – 5 p.m.

Council Member Carlina Rivera is partnering with the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on a free webinar to review financing resources available for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Pace University SBDC Regional Director Andrew Flamm will join to review public and private sector financing programs and other resources to help small businesses during this challenging economic climate. Topics will include pandemic recovery loans and related resources, small business loans and grants for business launch and growth, as well as free website development assistance among the range of services Pace University SBDC advisors offer. This free webinar is co-sponsored by The Noho BID, The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, Cooper Square Committee, Village Alliance, and Evima.

Registration Link:

You can also contact the Pace SBDC at to arrange a no-cost meeting with a business advisor, or go to their website at for more information.

East Side Street Tree Survey, through June 5

On Earth Day, our office kicked off the East Side Street Tree Survey, and volunteers are still needed to assist with surveying the tree beds in Council District 2! Some of the questions will be: whether the tree is there, concerns about health, is there a tree guard, are there rat burrows, is there litter and what type, and is there signage. 

The survey will be administered through Monday, June 5. A report will be generated to help inform City agencies and the community about the conditions of the street trees and beds in our neighborhoods. 

To get involved, register here:

Please contact Eddie Amador with any questions: