Council Member Corey Johnson represents District 3 in the New York City Council. The district includes the West Village, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, part of the Upper West Side, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Theater District, the Garment District, the High Line, Hudson River Park, the Javits Center, Penn Station, Moynihan Station, Madison Square Garden and the Whitney Museum.
Since being elected to office in 2013 with 86% of the vote, Corey has earned a reputation as a tenacious advocate for his constituents and a prolific legislator at City Hall. He has passed more legislation than nearly any other Council Member, focusing on safeguarding tenant rights, enhancing public health, safeguarding the welfare of animals, and more. Whether it’s by addressing discrimination against transgender New Yorkers or by confronting substandard healthcare delivery at Rikers Island, these laws have made a real difference in people’s lives.
Corey is relentless in bringing resources to his constituents and forging consensus on tough issues to achieve long-sought community goals. In Chelsea, he compelled the City to transform a vacant lot into a new public park. In the Village, he successfully negotiated a landmark land-use agreement that provided $114 million to save Hudson River Park’s Pier 40, while creating nearly 500 units of affordable housing. Corey has shown that through perseverance and smart leadership, government and communities can work closely together to achieve true public value.
Corey serves on seven committees and is Chair of the Committee on Health. He is a member of the Council’s LGBT Caucus and Co-Chair of the Manhattan Delegation.