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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 Dean Moses, Published October 31, 2022

New York City is “Zombieland” when it comes to the proliferation of apartments kept intentionally vacant by ghoulish landlords looking to scare up a big profit later on, elected officials charged on Halloween.

Dubbing the empty units “zombie apartments,” Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Manhattan City Council Member Carlina Rivera aptly gathered on Oct.


by Greg B. Smith and Reuven Blau, Published October 25, 2022

The city Department of Correction has pulled the plug on a $5 million contract with the nonprofit Exodus Transitional Community after four of the group’s employees were caught in various bad acts on Rikers Island, including smuggling drugs and burner phones into the troubled jail, THE CITY has learned.


By Ben Brachfeld, published October 27, 2022

The City Council approved a bill Thursday that would require New York to create a master plan for greenways for the first time in three decades, amid a boom in cycling instigated by the pandemic.

The bill requires the city to study and gather community input on locations where greenways are feasible, with a focus on low-income communities and neighborhoods of color which have historically seen less investment in bike infrastructure, and issue a final plan by December 2024, with an update in 2026 and every five years thereafter.


by Courtney Gross, October 25, 2022

“It feels so unfair,” Amariliz Torres Tavira said through tears. “Not just for my family, but for everyone else that’s a part of this.”

This is the family of Erick Tavira.

The 28-year-old man died on Rikers Island on Saturday. It’s a suspected suicide and the 17th death of someone in custody or recently released from custody this year.