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 25, 2019 In The News

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN – Southern Brooklyn bus commuters rejoice: the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $9 million in federal funding to improve bus safety and accessibility in the area, Congressman Max Rose, who represents Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn, announced at a press conference yesterday.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Following the Mayor de Blasio’s commitment to remove NYC Department of Sanitation Trucks from East 10th Street, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement. 


Oct 27, 2019 In The News

Local members of Congress are leading a new push to ban helicopters over New York City.

Representatives Nydia Velazquez, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney are introducing federal legislation to ban non-essential choppers within city airspace like the ones used for sightseeing tours.

There have been more than 30 helicopter crashes in the city over the past 40-years, most recently in June when a pilot was killed in a crash landing on a Manhattan building.

Oct 26, 2019 In The News

After several deadly crashes over the last few years, lawmakers are now looking to ban most helicopter flights over New York City.

At a press conference, New York Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez counted 30 helicopter crashes in the city since 1982. She stressed that in those crashes, 25 people have lost their lives.

Oct 26, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-07) joined local elected officials and community groups to announce the introduction of their Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019.


Oct 25, 2019 In The News

Following a fatal helicopter crash in June and thousands of complaints about helicopter noise, officials will announce a federal bill on Saturday that seeks to ban all “non-essential” helicopter traffic over New York City.

Oct 25, 2019 In The News

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday sided with a trio of New York City lawmakers seeking to ban commercial helicopters from flying in the Big Apple, saying “there should be no non-essential flights over Manhattan.”

Oct 25, 2019 In The News

A trio of New York City lawmakers aim to ban all tourist and ride-sharing helicopters flying in Big Apple airspace in the aftermath of deadly crashes.

Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez will unveil their legislation to restrict commercial helicopter rides on the steps of City Hall on Saturday morning.

Oct 24, 2019 In The News

A trio of New York City lawmakers will roll out legislation this weekend that would ban nearly all commercial helicopter traffic in the five boroughs, the Daily News has learned, a drastic proposal that comes in response to several fatal chopper crashes.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), who’s leading the anti-helicopter charge, will join Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) and Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) to officially introduce the bill during a press conference at City Hall on Saturday.

Oct 8, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today applauded the announcement of a new plan for the East Coastal Resiliency project that would phase reconstruction of East River Park.