#PRHeritage Celebration 2017- Puerto Rico Se Levanta

Watch the FULL video of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Council’s trip to Puerto Rico to assist in relief efforts and hear directly from impacted communities. #PRseLevanta #PRheritage

Celebración de la resiliencia Puertorriqueña

We’re so proud to honor our New York City Emergency Management Team who have been in Puerto Rico offering their support, expertise, and help. We were the first City to respond to Puerto Rico after Maria hit, and we’ll continue to do so. Thank you to everyone who attended our Puerto Rico Cultural celebration and congratulation again to all our honorees! READ MORE

STATEMENT: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Haiti TPS

TPS: Temporary Protected Status

As we prepare to mark Thanksgiving, thousands of our Haitian brothers and sisters now have to worry about being ejected from this country due to this President’s misguided policies. Meanwhile, thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without steady water and power, while others are fleeing to states. The President has made clear that he considers many of them nuisances. READ MORE

Legislative API Released

On November 16, 2017, the Council released the NYC Legistar API, allowing the public to directly access our legislative data.

What is an API?

The Council shares and archives all of our legislative information, including proposed and passed legislation, hearings, and monthly Stated meetings, on our Legislative Research Center, known as Legistar. The New York City Council Legistar system was built by Granicus using their Legistar Legislative Management Suite. READ MORE

NY City Council in Las Mareas, Puerto Rico

Meet Jacquelin Vasquez-Suarez, President of the Salinas Municipal Legislature in Puerto Rico. Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Brad Lander Council Member Helen Rosenthal Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Carlos Menchaca Jimmy Van Bramer Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Council Member I. Daneek Miller Donovan Richards Ydanis Rodriguez joined this local community hero to help get water filters out into Las Mareas, a waterfront community hit hard by Hurrican Maria. READ MORE

Council Delegation to Casa Pueblo, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led a delegation of City Council Members to Puerto Rico to assist communities across the island in recovery efforts. From solar energy to mosquito nets and potable water filters, Council Members Helen Rosenthal Jimmy Van Bramer Ydanis Rodriguez Brad Lander Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Carlos Menchaca Council Member I. Daneek Miller Donovan Richards Robert E. Cornegy Jr. READ MORE

Diwali, a celebration of the Festival of Lights

We celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights in a beautiful ceremony full of dancing, music and lights! Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to all our honorees!