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

Find updates, alerts, and the latest news from Council Member Powers here.

Apply to Your Local Community Board
Do you want to be more involved in our neighborhood? Being a New Yorker means playing an active role in shaping your local community. One way to do this is to get involved with your local Community Board. My Council district touches CBs 5, 6, 8, and 11. Community Board members are appointed by Borough President Brewer and Council Members. Application deadline is February 8: https://manhattancommunityboards.wufoo.com/forms/manhattan-community-board-2019-application/ 

Mobile District Office Hours
Sit down with representatives from my office to talk about the issues in the district you care about, and work toward solutions. This is a great opportunity to meet in-person with our constituent services team and get to know my office a bit better.

12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street
Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stuyvesant Town Community Center, 449 East 14th Street
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Clothing Drive for those Reentering the Workforce with the Doe Fund
As Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, I am participating in a clothing drive to benefit the Doe Fund’s work to support formerly incarcerated individuals who are heading back to work. The Doe Fund is seeking clean and gently used men’s clothing donations to help outfit formerly incarcerated and homeless men with workforce-appropriate apparel.

Drop-off site:
Office of Council Member Keith Powers
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205
Drop-off Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 28 – February 28, 2019

Property Tax Event with NYC Department of Finance and Council Member Carlina Rivera
I am partnering with the Department of Finance and the office of Council Member Carlina Rivera to host a property tax workshop. This workshop will focus on property value and is a great chance to ask the Department of Finance questions about topics like market value, assessed value, and exemptions. Make sure to bring your Notice of Property Value (NOPV).

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 P.M.
P.S. 59, 233 East 56th Street

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: Highlights

January 8, Report: Serious Injuries To Inmates Are Vastly Under-Reported In NYC Jails, Gothamist 
The City Council has introduced a package of 18 bills that take aim at landlords who use shady tactics to empty their buildings on lower-rent paying tenants.

January 7, ‘Will this be more of the same forever?’ New Yorkers react to L train shutdown cancelation, Curbed
With the news that the L train shutdown may be effectively dead—Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the MTA could instead use a “new, innovative” design to implement repairs on the Canarsie Tunnel without closing the line as previously planned—many questions have arisen: Will this actually end up happening?

December 28, City Council bill blitz takes aim at lying landlords, Town & Village
The City Council has introduced a package of 18 bills that take aim at landlords who use shady tactics to empty their buildings on lower-rent paying tenants.

December 16, Bail Flaws Leave NYC Corrections Facing Lawmaker Scrutiny, Law360
People held in jail because of fax machine trouble, or kept behind bars almost a full day after bail was posted, or waiting for family members to pay bail as they’re ignored by those manning the payment window.

December 5, Track the 18 Tenant Protection Bills Now Before the City Council, City Limits
The City Council announced last week at City Hall the introduction of 18 pieces of legislation that focus on tenant protections, many of which were first proposed months earlier.

November 29, The City Needs to Do More to Support Our Burgeoning Tourism Industry, Crain’s
When the holiday season arrives, New York City will be greeted with an influx of visitors. More cabs will be taken, more subway seats filled and more sidewalks crowded. Not to mention a bit more cheer.

November 28, Trump Tower Bus Stop to Return, Our Town
“We have to balance the security needs of the city with the ability of people to get around and use their neighborhood … the situation has improved since November 2016 and this is another example of it continuing to improve.”

November 20, NY Can Learn From Other States In Bail Reform PushLaw360
New York lawmakers are poised to revamp the state’s bail system in 2019, and while the circumstances are ripe for ending the state’s cash-based system, eliminating unnecessary incarcerations will require examining where other reform-minded states may have gone wrong, according to a recent panel of experts and activists.

November 19, City Lawmakers Probe Why Inmates Miss Thousands of Medical Appointments Each MonthDaily News
City lawmakers want to know why inmates miss thousands of medical appointments each month. Inmates didn’t get to 12,105 scheduled doctor and nurse visits in September, according to a report by the city’s Board of Correction. That’s 25% of all the appointments set for that month, the latest publicly available.

November 1, New York City Council passes bill to allow candidates to use campaign donations to pay for childcare,
Daily News

“We have I think a great responsibility in this city to make sure that anybody that wants to run for office has the opportunity to do so,” Councilman Keith Powers (D-Manhattan), who sponsored the bill, said.