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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

August 3, 2023 by Carlina Rivera and Jon Orcutt

On Thursday the New York City Council passed Intro. 289 — requiring the city Department of Transportation create a map showing conditions affecting bike lanes — including obstructions caused by street construction, maintenance or repair, weather, and other hazards.

New York City has expanded its bike network to over 1,500 miles of bike lanes, including hundreds of miles of protected lanes.


July 26, 2023 by Kathryn Brenzel

Four buildings on East 17th Street are up grabs — and a reimagining.

The buyer of a 12-story medical building offered by Mount Sinai Beth Israel could convert the property to luxury condos, just as the nearby former Cabrini Medical Center was transformed into a 223-unit high-end complex, now called Gramercy Square.


July 13, 2023 By Carlina Rivera and Sonal Jessel

Thursday’s passage of lead-related legislation at City Council moves us closer toward ending exposure to lead and lead poisoning in New York City. Despite decades of significant advances, and the fact that childhood lead poisoning is completely preventable, too many children are still exposed to lead, and progress has plateaued.


June 23, 2023, published by Anthony Donovan

On a beautiful day outside NYC City Hall, City Council Member Carlina Rivera sparked the good size crowd with enthusiasm, conviction and truth telling about why we need to welcome the missions of Veterans For Peace and Move the Money.  With the insignia of NY City Council emblazoned on the parchment being awarded, she read aloud NYC’s encouragement for the voyage of 


Yesterday, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Keisha Sutton James, Council Member Carlina Rivera, former Council Member Rosie Mendez, Community Board 6 Chair Kyle Athayde, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2023 Khalia Hayslett, and community members cut the ribbon on a $5.05 million renovation of Bellevue South Park in Manhattan.  

“I’m so excited to celebrate the renovation of Bellevue South Park, which has so many amenities for the neighborhood to enjoy – new play equipment, a reconstructed basketball court, and a permanent dog run,” 


June 23, 2023, published by Jacob Kaye

With a little more than a week before the Department of Correction plans to sever its contracts with nearly half a dozen nonprofits that provide services to detainees on Rikers Island, elected officials, formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and top officials with the affected organizations called on the city to reverse its decision and find new ways to save $17 million in its budget.


June 22, 2023, published by Julia Goldberg

Under legislation passed in May by the New York City Council, the city’s pandemic-era Open Culture program, which allows arts and culture institutions to host events in public outdoor spaces throughout the city, will be renewed and made permanent. The bill, Intro. 590-A, passed with 47 votes in favor and just one against and awaits action by Mayor Eric Adams, though his administration has indicated its support.