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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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on the Upper East Side will restart its community engagement process as the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has withdrawn its Section 18 application from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.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:

Jun 7, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It was another busy week in Washington, DC and here in New York. I’m proud to report we had two big wins in the House of Representatives this week. We sent a disaster relief package to the President’s desk for his signature and we passed the American Dream and Promise Act to finally give Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders a real pathway to citizenship. More on this and other updates below.
May 31, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, It has been a busy district work week here in NYC. After several weeks of votes in DC, it is great to have time to meet with constituents, receive updates on local projects and hear from community leaders. Here is a wrap up of these meetings and events.
May 24, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, First, I would like to wish you and your families a Happy Memorial Day as we honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend this country. Second, I would like to announce that that I've been working with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to host a hearing on the 2020 Census here in NYC. It will take place this Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm at LaGuardia Community College's The Little Theater. If you can't join us, live stream here. I also want to give you a run down on what I was up to in Washington, DC this week.
May 21, 2019 In The News

HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday defended the Trump administration’s proposal to purge undocumented immigrants — and their U.S.-born children — from government-subsidized housing, citing the years-long waiting list of millions of “legal citizens.”

Apr 10, 2019 Press Release

Following the announcement that the NYC Health Commissioner issued a mandate for all those living, working, or residing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to be vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who represents parts of Williamsburg, issued the following statement:

Apr 10, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This weekly update is coming early this week as the House has finished up voting with Democrats heading to our Issues Conference in Virginia this afternoon. While we were only in DC for a short time this week, we still got a lot done. Below are some highlights.