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!

Late NYPD Detective Steven McDonald’s legacy lives on in the precinct he patrolled before he was shot in 1986

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Helen Rosenthal along with McDonald’s family attended a ceremony co-naming the 86th Street transverse as “Detective Steven McDonald Way.”

A 15-year-old boy shot McDonald on July 12, 1986, while the officer was responding to a bicycle theft in the park, leaving the cop paralyzed for the remainder of his life. We remember him as a hero who exemplified the best of our City. READ MORE

“Falta atención y seriedad en responder a esta crisis”

“La falta de atención y seriedad en responder a esta crisis de parte del presidente demuestra lo que piensa de nosotros como puertorriqueños. Son 3.4 millones de ciudadanos americanos. Esto es prejucio yo pienso que es racismo. Estamos en el día 12 en esta crisis y todavia no temenos lo que necesitamos,” afirmó la presidenta del Concejo Municipal de Nueva York, Melissa Mark-Viverito, quien en conjunto con el Congresista Adriano Espaillat, dieron a conocer hoy los esfuerzos que se están realizando para enviar ayuda a Puerto Rico”. READ MORE

Celebration of the independence of Mexico

The Mexican community gathered at City Hall with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Council Member Carlos Menchaca to commemorate Mexican Independence Day, standing in solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico. Even in trying times, we continue to come together to celebrate and honor the resilient communities that make up our great City. READ MORE