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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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Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

New  York, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined East Siders in celebrating the renewal of the menorah in Carl Schurz Park that had been vandalized Sunday night:

“It is deeply disturbing to me that someone would purposely try to destroy a symbol of Chanukah, and I am delighted that the menorah has been rebuilt and relit.  I hope, in keeping with this festival of lights and the undaunted spirit of the Macabees, the renewed menorah will demonstrate our unwillingness to give in to the forces of darkness and anti-Semitism who tried to dim our holiday spirit.”

Dec 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today highlighted several provisions of the five year, $305 billion highway funding bill signed into law this week that will directly benefit New York City. The FAST Act increases transit funding for New York by about $100 million per year, directs more funding to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and maintains crucial investments in the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access, which Maloney helped to deliver. 


Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORKCongresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Charles Rangel (NY-13) today sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, questioning future plans for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway in light of recent cuts announced in the 2015-2019 capital plan. Maloney and Rangel have been critical of the cuts to the long-beleaguered subway line.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

 NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY12) and Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY13), longtime advocates for the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access, raised concerns about the capital plan adopted by the MTA’s Board today:

Oct 23, 2015 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY12)  hailed the announcement that the De Blasio Administration had reached an agreement with Blackstone Group, LLC to preserve 5,000 units of affordable housing at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village (STPCV) with the following statement:

Oct 21, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the death of New York Police Officer Randolph Holder

Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) attended a State Department luncheon and performance by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping. As part of the luncheon NYO-USA performed several pieces, including Leonard Bernstein’s “America” from West Side Story. Maloney and Rep.

Aug 7, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK – After years of advocacy by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and other East Side elected officials, the De Blasio administration has agreed to build a new access ramp for the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station at 92nd Street.  The new ramp will avoid bisecting the popular Asphalt Green recreational facility, which serves one million visitors annually including 40,000 children.  Rep. Maloney offered her strong support for the proposed change: