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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 The Village Sun, December 5, 2023

“East Village tenants of landlord Sonny Tran are calling on him to ensure that construction in their buildings is safe, repairs and maintenance are not ignored, and tenants’ health and safety are prioritized.

During the height of the construction at 219 E. Fifth St., a Tran-owned building, the city’s Department of Health found elevated lead levels — reportedly three times the legal level — in the construction dust.


By Jason Cohen, December 4, 2023

“Mount Sinai held its first town hall on its controversial decision unveiled in October to shutter Beth Israel Hospital come July.

The event held at Baruch College could only hold 175 people and was packed with angry elected officials and residents at the November 28 hearing. It marked the first time the public had a chance to voice its concerns since Mount Sinai announced in October it will shutter the facility on E.


Por Edwin Martinez, December 1, 2023

La seguridad en las vías de la Gran Manzana sigue siendo una de las grandes preocupaciones de conductores, ciclistas y peatones que se movilizan a diario por los cinco condados, más aún cuando este 2023 ha sido uno de los años que más tragedias ha registrado. Tan solo en el primer semestre del 2023, incidentes vehiculares causaron la muerte de 112 personas, 7% más que el mismo período del año anterior, y entre ellas, 18 ciclistas, la cifra más alta en la última década, según reportes de organizaciones como Transportation Alternatives.


By Caroline Lewis, November 30, 2023

Mount Sinai Health System is accelerating its plan to close the Beth Israel hospital on the Lower East Side — drawing criticism from elected officials, residents and hospital staff who say the community depends on the hospital’s services.

The health system had already shared a plan with the state health department in late October saying it would close the medical center in July 2024 and gradually reduce its capacity leading up to that date.


By Adolfo Carrion, November 30, 2023 

“The City Council is putting the different ways to keep people out of city jails in the spotlight.
This comes after the City Council held an oversight hearing on Thursday, saying that community-based alternatives to justice are better than just throwing criminals in jail – and it’s cheaper for the city, too.


By Giulia McDonnell, November 29, 2023 

“At a hearing on Wednesday, city council members pressed the Department of Education for answers on how migrant children will be affected by Mayor Eric Adams’ administration’s shelter policies. Elected officials focused in on the 60-day-notice shelter transfer policy and toll it has taken on the students.

“We just know that policies like the 60-day shelter stay limitation does create instability,” Councilmember Carlina Rivera, who represents the 2nd Council District which includes East Village, said.


By Samantha Max, November 27, 2023

“While the window to file sexual assault lawsuits under the Adult Survivors Act closed on Thursday, there may be another option for some accusers looking to sue after the usual deadline for bringing a claim has expired.

The state Adult Survivors Act created a one-year window in which people could bring civil sexual assault lawsuits, even decades after the alleged conduct occurred and after the applicable deadline for filing a claim had expired.


By Claire Greenburger, November 7, 2023

Along, narrow bridge spanning the East River in New York City is the sole link between two realities. To the south, the familiar city skyline stands tall. To the north, walls of barbed wire enclose the site of an ongoing human rights crisis: the Rikers Island jail complex. This bridge, known to justice-impacted New Yorkers as “the bridge of pain,” is a constant reminder of their isolation from loved ones.


By The Village Sun, November 2, 2023

“Mayor Adams on Nov. 1 presided over the opening of Civic Hall at Union Square, a new tech and digital hub (a.k.a. the “Tech Hub”) training New Yorkers for jobs in the city’s tech sector.

The facility, located in Zero Irving — otherwise known as 124 E. 14th St.


By Mariana Simoes, October 26, 2023

“Following flash floods that brought the city to a halt in late September, a new bill was introduced in the City Council last week to ensure that landlords distribute flood evacuation plans to their tenants.

The legislation would require building owners to deliver the evacuation protocols to residents when they sign a lease, and maintain instructions on what to do in the event of a flood “in a common area of the building” for everyone to see.