John Lenon Education Bus Tour

Welcomed the John Lenon Education Bus Tour to City Hall! Learn more about the bus & what they do for our NYC schools & children!

Dear DREAMers: We will fight for you

We are here today to say resoundingly – unwaveringly- to immigrant New Yorkers, to nuestra familia, that we stand by you and for you. While this President is abandoning you, WE will NOT!
We are New Yorkers and we know how to bring it. We’ve been preparing and are here to support Dreamers and our immigrant community with all the resources that we have available. READ MORE

Harlem African Burial Ground

When plans for the 126th Street bus depot threatened to disturb a colonial era African American burial ground, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito urgently acted to safeguard this ancestral space.

Together, Dr. Patricia Singletary, the pastor of the Elmendorf Reform Church who brought this issue to light, and Melissa created the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force in 2009. READ MORE

Remove the Monument of J. Marion Sims

NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, community leaders, elected officials demand the removal of Central Park monument honoring physician J. Marion Sims, who performed medical experiments on enslaved black women.

The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley stopped by The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council to visit with students enjoying their summer programming and jobs!
This year, the Council gave a record $125 million in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP provides thousands of local young people with paid summer job opportunities for up to six weeks in July and August. READ MORE