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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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Mar 15, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Now that we’ve wrapped up another work week in Washington, I wanted to share with you some highlights of the past week and make sure you know about two events in New York City that I am hosting this weekend.


Saturday 3/16 @1pm: Queens Town Hall on the 2020 Census

Mar 8, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

We had another busy week in Washington, DC and I’m excited to see some of you this Sunday at my State of the District event. More information on that and updates from the week below. 

You’re Invited: State of the District Event

Feb 11, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with Queens community leaders in Long Island City to call on New York State to fund the promised, long anticipated LIRR station in Sunnyside Rail Yards. This stop, promised as  part of the East Side Access plan, would create a transportation hub that will incorporate all of the transportation systems that use the Sunnyside Rail Yards (LIRR, NJ Transit, Amtrak and soon, Metro North) to respond to the rapidly growing LIC community.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, released the following statement on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) deal reached by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Jan 10, 2019 In The News

Local officials have jointly denounced the recent acts of Anti-Semitism and hate in Greenpoint after seven stickers displaying Nazi symbols and messages of white supremacy appeared over the weekend near McGuinness Boulevard.

The messages, written in black marker on USPS stickers, included, “No more white guilt, rise up,” “Jews are poisoning our children,” and the numbers 14 and 88, which refer to white supremacist David Lane’s infamous 14 word slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for our white children,” and “Heil Hitler,” respectively.

Jan 6, 2019 In The News

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) --Thousands of people are in limbo days after Governor Cuomo announced a plan to avert the L train shutdown. Some people moved out of their apartments, and some apartment owners offered lower rents to get them to stay.

Now, elected leaders want answers from the MTA.

"How did we find out by surprise - how did we find out by surprise?" said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement regarding the L Train:

Dec 19, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Jake Lemonda of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Gerard Fitzgerald of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, local elected officials and community leaders to call for the reinstatement of FDNY Engine Company 261. Rep. Maloney has written a letter to Mayor de Blasio to call for the reinstatement of FDNY Engine Company 261 at its former location (see below).

Dec 18, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement at the ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated Sgt William Dougherty Park:


Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Nydia Velázquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Adriano Espaillat; U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee; and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced new legislation to rename the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System after Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. Margaret Corbin fought alongside the Revolutionary Army and was the first woman to be recognized for her military service by the United States.