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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Jul 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio requesting a meeting to discuss the urgent issue of working to end non-essential helicopter flights over all of New York City as soon as possible.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D, NY-12) and Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) secured committee passage of their bipartisan provisions as part of the House Financial Services Committee’s passage of the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3167), which now heads to the House floor for a full House vote.
Jun 21, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY –  Following the announcement that the Astoria Houses Senior Center will remain open thanks to new funding in the New York City budget, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

 

Jun 21, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It was another busy week back home in NYC and in Washington, DC. I kicked off last weekend with many of you at the #ImpeachTrump Day of Action in Foley Square, had the chance to speak with some of you and Patient Advocate Peter Morley about healthcare in Long Island City, and then it was back to DC to introduce legislation to help nonprofits and vote for a spending package that will finally fund gun violence research. More on all this below.
Jun 21, 2019 Press Release
Dear Friend, It was another busy week back home in NYC and in Washington, DC. I kicked off last weekend with many of you at the #ImpeachTrump Day of Action in Foley Square, had the chance to speak with some of you and Patient Advocate Peter Morley about healthcare in Long Island City, and then it was back to DC to introduce legislation to help nonprofits and vote for a spending package that will finally fund gun violence research. More on all this below.
Jun 21, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), today led a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, urging the FAA to ban all non-essential helicopter flights over New York City. Joining the Members on the letter are Reps. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04), Grace Meng (NY-06), Thomas R. Suozzi (NY-03), Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), and José E. Serrano (NY-15). This request comes after the June 10 crash which resulted in the death of the pilot after he crashed on the roof of a Midtown building.
Jun 14, 2019 Press Release
New York, NY - Private development planned on the Holmes Towers public housing site on the Upper East Side will restart its community engagement process as the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has withdrawn its Section 18 application from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since August 11, 2015, when Mayor de Blasio’s NextGen NYCHA infill program was announced as part of the 2015 NYCHA Annual Plan, Congress Member Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council Member Ben Kallos, have joined tenants in expressing concerns that the program as proposed did not take sufficient input from tenants and community members and would not bring enough resources to NYCHA. NYCHA will now start a new community engagement process complete with new Section 18 application centered around residents, neighbors, Community Board 8, and local elected officials.
Jun 14, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We had a good week in Washington, DC as two of my bills were passed by committees and will be heading to the House floor. But before I tell you more about that, I want to invite you to two events.
Jun 10, 2019 In The News

Firefighters and police responded to a high-rise building in New York City after a helicopter crash-landed on the roof Monday afternoon, leaving one person dead and raising questions about why the helicopter had been flying on a rainy, foggy day in a flight-restricted part of the city.

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) received a call about the crash atop a 54-story building at 787 Seventh Ave., in midtown Manhattan around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

Following news reports that a helicopter crashed onto the roof of the AXA Equitable building, located at 787 7th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, sparking a two-alarm fire, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), who represents the area in Congress, issued the following statement: