Local Issues

Nothing is more important to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney than the quality of life in her district. She is proud of the work she has done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in her district. Whether working to create an academically rigorous public high school on the Upper East Side, seeking to restore the crumbling Queens seawall or fighting for a full build Second Avenue Subway, her first priority has always been to make her district a better place to live.

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Nov 19, 2020 In The News

In an effort to alleviate some of the stress of the months-long cooking gas outage at an entire building in Astoria Houses, Queens Together, community members and local elected officials joined forces to distribute items to tenants of Astoria Houses on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Nov 11, 2020 In The News

NYCHA has a gas problem. 

Any public housing resident currently impacted by one of more than 50 New York City Housing Authority gas outages would surely agree. In Cypress Hills, they’ve been without gas for close to a year. That bodes poorly for the Astoria Houses, where residents will likely have to cook Thanksgiving meals on a single hot plate. 

Oct 23, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Early voting in NYC starts tomorrow, Saturday October 24. All week long, I’ll be hosting events throughout the district, I hope to see you there – more information below.
Oct 22, 2020 In The News

An entire Astoria Houses building has been without cooking gas for a month — and NYCHA expects it to be out for another two and a half months, according to Councilman Costa Constantinides.

In separate letters to NYCHA Chair Greg Russ, Constantinides and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney implored the agency to restore the cooking gas at 1-04 Astoria Blvd. before Thanksgiving.

Oct 20, 2020 In The News

Ferry service at the India Street Pier was restored at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday following an abrupt three day pause in service casuing confusion for East River commuters.

Last week, an issue involving insurance documents between Hornblower, the operator of the NYC ferry, and the new landlord of 18 India St., Lendlease, a multinational construction company based in Australia, resulted in the pier’s temporary closure. Lendlease explained the situation to Gothamist:

Oct 15, 2020 In The News

Once the Trump administration ends its count for the 2020 census early Friday morning, advocates and even former Census Bureau directors fear the administration won’t take the time to correct what could be the most inaccurate count in decades.

Oct 15, 2020 In The News

Months after World Trade Center health advocates accused the Federal Government of siphoning off millions from the Fire Department's 9/11 Health Program, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin has blamed the de Blasio administration for the loss of the funds and asserted it should make them up.

On Sept. 17, 21 Democratic and five Republican Members of Congress—all but one member of the state's delegation—wrote Mr. Mnuchin to demand that the funding be restored "immediately."

Turn Money Loose

Oct 9, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has a message for ailing 9/11 city firefighters whose funding his agency has withheld: we’re not giving your money back - go ask NYC.

For years, the U.S. Treasury Department has withheld nearly $4 million from the FDNY’s World Trade Center Health Program to satisfy still-unexplained debts that other, unrelated city agencies have with the feds.

Oct 6, 2020 In The News

When the Boy Scouts of America started allowing girls to enroll last year, one of the first people to sign up was a Manhattan teen who had been pushing the century-old organization to drop its gender requirements. Sydney Ireland, now 19-years-old, grew up lobbying the Boy Scouts to let her and other girls officially join. Specifically, she wanted a shot at earning the top honor: the Eagle.