District 37

Rafael L. Espinal Jr.

Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York
Here are some key news articles featuring Council Member Espinal

City & State, A compromise for nightlife venues and their neighbors

USA Today, Why I introduced a ban on plastic straws in NYC

New York Daily News, The basement apartment solution: We can find lots more affordable housing underground

Pix11, City breaks ground on new state-of-the-art school in East New York

New York Daily News, Bring on the motorized scooters: It’s time for New York City to invite this innovative transit option

BK Reader, Espinal and Adams Are Pushing for Urban Agriculture Bill Package

Bushwick Daily, Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

New York Times, Council Member Espinal Introduces Legislation to Prohibit NYC Food & Drink Establishments from Offering Plastic Straws

New York Times, Can New York City Parks Be Going Plastic Bottle Free?

New York Times, A Homeless Woman’s Court Fight Inspires Two Council Bills

City and State Op-Ed, Holocaust Survivor’s Budget Initiative

New York Times, After 91, Years New York Will Let Its People Boogie about my fight to repeal the NYC’s antiquated cabaret law.

Washington Post, NYC Bids Good Riddance to Law that Stifled Ray Charles and Infuriated Frank Sinatra

Daily News Op-Ed, New York City Needs a Night Mayor To Bring Nightlife Industry Out of the Shadows

New York Times, Yankees and Mets May Be Required to Have More Netting to Protect Fans

Daily News, City Councilman Rafael Espinal’s Bill Would Rightfully Force Yankees Mets to Extend Netting at Stadiums

New York Times, Putting the brakes on gentrification and Doing Right By My Constituents by fighting for and securing affordable housing, jobs, and comprehensive neighborhood investments in East New York.

City and State, Espinal Seeks Jobs Plan in East New York Rezoning.

Brooklyn Eagle, Espinal secured $17.45 million dollars to improve neighborhood schools.

Kings County Politics, Bringing the community together to discuss first ever multipurpose community center in East New York.

News 12, Building and improving green space in Brownsville.

City and State, Can Municipal Government Prevent Cancer? Espinal’s fight against Ovarian Cancer.

Fighting to protect job safety and security for nail salon workers while protecting the health of consumers.

Bushwick Daily, Espinal Takes Steps to Secure Environmental Legislation.

NYJ Life, Council Member Espinal spearheads initiative to provide food to Holocaust survivors living in poverty, now up to $3 million annually.

Huffington Post, Espinal’s Bill to Create a “Craigslist of Food Donations” to Feed Hungry New Yorkers.

City Limits, “A Responsible Rezoning,” Council Member Espinal’s OpEd on the East New York Neighborhood Plan One Year Later.

Circa, Fighting to repeal NYC’s antiquated and historically racist cabaret law.

Vice,”Act Local Think Global,” Council Member Espinal’s OpEd in Vice Impact on the power of local action in the face of global environmental challenges.

Daily News, Council Member Espinal and Brooklyn Borough President introduce bill to create comprehensive urban agriculture plan to provide healthy food options to local communities and build green jobs.