District 4

Keith Powers

Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place

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Upcoming Events

Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio
My office will host Mayor de Blasio for a town hall in the district. This will be an opportunity to ask the administration questions about the city and your community, as well as hear planned updates on various projects.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Location to be announced
RSVP: kpowers@council.nyc.gov | 212-818-0580


Holiday Toy Drive with Room to Grow
My office will be hosting a toy drive for the holiday season. We will be partnering with Room to Grow, which is focused on ensuring babies born into poverty have everything they need to learn, grow and succeed in life. I am grateful for your support during a season when we come together and help those in need.
Drop-off Site: 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205
Monday – Friday, 10:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Now through December 19


East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Meeting
We want to hear from you! The City is holding a public meeting regarding the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project plans. Give your input about the plans to improve and further protect our waterfront spaces.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Brookdale Campus, 425 East 25th Street


Fall Prevention with Council Member Keith Powers
Did you know that one in four people aged 65 or older has a fall each year? Senior citizens are especially susceptible to fall-related injuries, which is why our office is hosting a Fall Prevention Training, in partnership with the health professionals of New York-Presbyterian. Our training will include ways to prevent falls, identify hazards, and how to properly get up if a fall occurs.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
House of the Redeemer, 7 E 95th Street
RSVP: kpowers@council.nyc.gov | 212-818-0580

You can RSVP to all events at kpowers@council.nyc.gov.

Press Releases From the Council Member

Reports from the Council Member

Statements From the Council Member

In The News

7/26/2018 The Appeal How Activists Convinced New York City To Stop Profiting off Prisoners’ Phone Calls
7/24/2018 New York Times Mayor Defends Sending Youths to Jails With Solitary Confinement
7/23/2018 Town and Village Outpouring of support for separated immigrant families shown in drive 
7/20/2018 A Better World Mitchell Rabin Interviews NYC Council Member Keith Powers
7/19/2018 Women’s Wear Daily NYC Council Members Make Unannounced Visit to H&M Offices on Union Contract Negotiations
7/12/2018 Real Estate Weekly Brookfield in talks to invest in Waterside Plaza Complex
6/29/2018 City Land Iconic Postmodern Tower Takes Step Toward Individual Landmark Designation
6/28/2018 Manhattan Express A Boost For Moms Running for Office
6/21/2018 Town and Village Polling place changes make no sense
6/20/2018 Town and Village More Powers to him
5/30/2018 Gotham Gazette City Council Considers Requiring More Reporting on Required Reporting
5/23/2018 City and State Focusing on the seat, not a sitter
5/21/2018 Town and Village Opinion: The Business of Stopping Harassment
5/17/2018 New York Times Gimme Shelters, Manhattan
5/9/2018 NY City Lens Empty Storefronts: Fighting the Blight
5/9/2018 NY1 Proposed pedestrian bridge creates divide in Sutton Place
5/8/2018 NY Daily News Pols push Correction Department to up hiring process after probe finds guards with arrest records, other red flags  
5/7/2018 New York Nonprofit Media The latest from National Council of Nonprofits … Asphalt Green … Carter Burden Gallery
5/4/2018 Town and Village Mayor announces expanded ferry service
5/2/2018 Crain’s New York Business These ex-cons are keeping New York safe
4/30/2018 AM New York Online bail payments now available in NYC — for some detainees
4/27/2018 The Observer Will New York Become the Next American City to Reserve Parking Spots for Residents?
4/27/2018 Streetsblog NYC Parking Permits Won’t Solve New York’s Parking Crunch If They’re Dirt Cheap
4/26/2018 Our Town Students rally for gun-control
4/25/2018 New York Post NYC Animal Shelthers Grilled Over Doggy Death Row
4/25/2018 New York Post City Council Plans Bill to Require Local Parking Permits in Manhattan 
4/24/2018 New York Times Should New York City Reserve parking Spots for Residents Only?
4/24/2018 United Federation of Teachers Council Members Join Paid Parental Leave Fight 
4/23/2018 NY Patch NYC Students Join National Walkout On Columbine Anniversary
4/23/2018 Trinity Church Faith Communities and the Effort to Close Rikers Island 
4/19/2018 Gotham Gazette City Council Progressive Caucus Calls For Crisis Intervention Reform
4/18/2018 NY1 Clock Ticking As East Side Park Climate Project Faces Oppostion 
4/16/2018 NY1 City Teen on a Mission to Break Down Boy Scouts Gender Barrier
4/16/2018 Town and Village Powers Wants to Make it Easier for Candidates to Run
4/16/2018 Town and Village Maybe Next Year for Participatory Budgeting
4/12/2018 Town and Village Hoylman, Powers ask HCR Why it Approves all MCIs
4/11/2018 New York City Council Council to Vote on Sexual Harassment Legislative Package and the Creation of a Charter Revision Commission
4/10/2018 Gotham Gazette Council Member to Propose Campaign Finance Changes
4/9/2018 CityLand NYC Many Turn Out to Both Support and Register Concerns about Landmarks Rules Revisions
4/9/2018 Harlem World Mag Uptown’s Council Member Rodriguez And Commissioner Trottenberg Announce Car Free Day Programming
4/5/2018 Bushwick Daily Worried About the L Shutdown? Then Hop on the Bike Train
4/3/2018 Town and Village Powers presents Council proclamation to Stuyvesant Town female Boy Scout
Apr-18 Foosa NYC Council Member Keith Powers on Criminal Justice, Housing, and Civic Engagement
3/29/2018 Amsterdam News Union members speak out against slashed pay and benefits
3/28/2018 CUNYTV Brian Lehrer Diversifying New York’s Specialized High Schools
3/26/2018 Daily News Politicians support funding cheap MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers,
3/26/2018 Pix 11 Rikers Island the 10-year Plan
3/26/2018 Town and Village Students participate in March For Our Lives
3/26/2018 Observer NYC’s Corruption Watchdog Could Be Saved From Politically-Motivated Firings
3/22/2018 Town and Village Council calls for stronger rent regs
3/20/2018 NY1 Allegations of sexual abuse up dramatically in City jails
3/15/2018 Daily News Keep the high school admissions test and spur true diversity
3/14/2018 Queens Gazette Rikers Island Shutdown Meeting Draws Large Crowd
3/13/2018 Our Town Celebrating our OTTY Winners
3/12/2018 The Chief Do Something about Rikers
3/8/2018 City and State Nine years to go? Panelists clash over closing Rikers
3/7/2018 Ideology New York City Legislation Would Mandate Sexual Harassment Training, Expand Employer Coverage under Human Rights Law
3/7/2018 Gotham Gazette Now Overseeing Closure, Council Member Makes First Visit to Rikers
3/6/2018 Our Town Untangling NYC’s transit knot
3/6/2018 Our Town Council Aims to Seize #MeToo Moment
3/3/2018 The Bronx Times Bronx demands a face on Council’s Health Committee
3/1/2018 Town and Village Powers’ first bill takes aim at sexual harassment
3/1/2018 Gotham Gazette City Council Examines Sexual Harassment Policies, Considers New Laws
2/27/2018 Fox and Friends New York Democrats want to give illegals legal rights
2/26/2018 Gotham Gazette City Council To Examine Government Sexual Harassment Policies
2/23/2018 WNYC JP Morgan Chase is planning to rebuild and expand its headquarters at 270 Park Avenue to make it almost as large as the Empire State Building.
2/22/2018 amNY JPMorgan Chase plans to replace headquarters in midtown east
2/21/2018 City and State The 5 City Council members eyeing the 2021 speakership
2/18/2018 Daily News NYC neighborhoods seeing influx of homeless people face quality-of-life issues
2/15/2018 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Advocates Hopeful Rikers Will Close in 3 Years But Concerned About Juvenile Programs
2/13/2018 Politico Council cool to de Blasio campaign finance proposal
2/12/2018 City and State REPOSTED: Meet the New Class
2/8/2018 amNY NYC jails’ security flaws remain as undercover investigators smuggle drugs, weapons: DOI
2/2/2018 Town and Village Kips Bay will get protected bike lanes sometime in 2019
1/30/2017 Our Town Powers aims for safe closure of Rikers
1/26/2018 Curbed NYC picks Perkins Eastman to study alternatives to Rikers
1/26/2018 Patch NYC Picks Firm To Design Jails That Will Replace Rikers Island
1/25/2017 MNN On the Next Represent NYC: Big Apple Blues?
1/18/2018 and 1/23/2018 Town and Village Powers named criminal justice chair
1/18/2018 Patch Billionaire’s Row’ Hotel To Become Homeless Shelter, City Says
1/18/2018 Town and Village Stuyvesant Town Mount Sinai Practice now open
1/16/2018 Daily News De Blasio defends plan for homeless shelter on posh street near Central Park
1/16/2018 NY1 New Manhattan Shelter Planned Near ‘Billionaires Row’
1/15/2018 City and State The New Class
1/15/2018 Gotham Gazette The Week Ahead in New York Politics, January 15
1/11/2018 Gotham Gazette City Council Names New Leadership, Committee Chairs and Members
1/11/2018 Gotham Gazette New City Council Committee Chairs Have Plenty on Their Plates
1/9/2018 Town and Village Opinion: Priorities for the year ahead
1/9/2018 Our Town Residents oppose waterfront bridge
1/5/2018 Town and Village Watchdog says affordability preserved through Stuy Town deal was exaggerated
1/4/2018 Vulture The Metropolitan Museum’s new admission policy sticks it to tourists
1/4/2018 Broadway World The Met Announces Updated Admissions Policy, Limited Pay-What-You-Can
1/4/2018 Washington Post The Metropolitan Museum’s new admission policy sticks it to tourists
1/2/2018 Our Town Wish list for new Council Local leaders share their hopes for 2018 legislative agenda