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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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Jan 23, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- Today, the White House released a Presidential Proclamation, signed by President Clinton, to grant national monument status to the forts and associated ordinance buildings on Governors Island.

Jan 23, 2001 Press Release
NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) and a coalition of East Side elected officials are fighting to preserve the already low number of public schools in the area. Maloney and the coalition recently urged the New York City Board of Education to keep a prime piece of East Side real estate, where P.S. 151 currently exists, as a site for public education. The P.S. 151 building is scheduled to close at the end of this school year due to the building's physical decay and because it is sinking into the sediment of its 91st Street and 1st Avenue location.
Jan 19, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Last night, at a town forum that she organized and moderated, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) received a commitment from the President of the New York City Board of Education, William Thompson, and Board of Education member Dr. Irving Hamer, to construct an academically rigorous public high school on the East Side. Dr. Hamer indicated that the school, which will challenge its students with an AP (Advanced Placement) track and emphasize a college preparatory curriculum, will be located in a large existing school building at 96th Street and 1st Avenue. President Thompson suggested that a reasonable time frame for the school's completion would be September 2002.

Jan 19, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) and Charlie King, the Regional Director of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) highlighted the best HUD budget in 20 years, today, on the last day of the Clinton administration. Maloney noted that HUD's 2001 budget marks the highest funding level approved by Congress since 1981 and a 16% increase over fiscal year 2000.

Jan 17, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - With just two days left in the final term of President William Jefferson Clinton, today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) and with Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn), sent a letter to President Clinton asking him to find an opportunity in the last hours of his days in the "Casa Blanca" to add areas of Governors Island, including Castle Williams and Fort Jay, to the list of National Monuments.

Jan 8, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) released the following statement tonight in conjunction with a rally to oppose the construction of two new power plants in Long Island City.

Dec 5, 2000 Press Release
Testimony of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney on LaGuardia Airport Subcommittee on Aviation
December 5, 2000
Nov 29, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) joined a coalition of community groups today to announce the formation of the 23rd Street Partnership, a community improvement project that seeks to reduce homelessness by providing job-skills training and employment in community-improvement projects for low-income men and women. Maloney said of the Partnership, "If anyone ever tells you that a small group of people working together to make a difference doesn't have an impact, tell them to check out the 23rd Street Partnership where a few good people are helping to change a neighborhood and improve lives."

Nov 29, 2000 Press Release

ASTORIA, QUEENS: At a special meeting of the Marine Terrace Tenants Association tonight, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) announced recent actions to protect tenants from losing their homes through renewal of their expiring Section 8 housing contract.

Sep 20, 2000 Press Release
NEW YORK: U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY) applauded Manhattan residents for returning their U.S. Census forms and achieving an overall 60% response rate for New York County, topping the Census target rate for the county of 57%.