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 11, 2016 Press Release

New York—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), local elected officials, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, and community members gathered to call on CitiStorage to accept the City’s offer of $100 million for the last remaining site that was supposed to be included as part of Bushwick Inlet Park.  The CitiStorage site comprises roughly 11 acres, a significant portion of the anticipated 27.8 acre park promised to residents of Greenpoint-Williamsburg, as part of the rezoning of the area. 

May 16, 2016 In The News

New Yorkers who've waited decades for a subway line on Second Avenue may not agree, but the long-running and nearly completed project is getting high marks from a Congresswoman who was vital in securing federal funds to build the line. Transit Reporter Jose Martinez has the story.

The nearly century-long effort to bring a subway to Second Avenue is not done yet as the clock ticks down toward a hoped-for December opening of three new stations.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

New York– In recognition of the MTA closing in on the final months of construction for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued a report card today to take stock of the MTA’s progress. As of May 2016, the MTA is reporting that construction on Phase 1 is 94.4% complete, 100% of the 22,000 linear feet of track has been laid, and third rail installation is nearing completion.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

QUEENS— Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) delivered more than 250 new books to schools today in New York City School District 30 in an effort to boost literacy and a love of reading in New York schools. Rep. Maloney partnered with Zone 126, an organization that focuses on building a cradle-to-career pipeline for children in Queens, who requested these books on behalf of the schools with whom they work. Together, Rep. Maloney and Zone 126 distributed fiction, non-fiction, and test prep books at an event at P.S. 171 Peter G.

Apr 4, 2016 Press Release

New York—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement about the recently passed New  York State budget:

Mar 31, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) celebrated the news that the state budget will include an additional $1 billion for the Second Avenue Subway:

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK— Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) announced today The Floating Hospital’s receipt of a $325,000 federal grant at a ceremonial check presentation to Cynthia Davis, Director of Community Outreach for The Floating Hospital, at their clinic in Long Island City. Rep. Maloney advocated on behalf of The Floating Hospital, and was pivotal in ensuring its receipt of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Substance Abuse Service Expansion grant.

Mar 18, 2016 In The News


Good news from oppostive ends of the income divide.

Mar 17, 2016 Page

Dear Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price: 

As you prepare the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, we write to respectfully request a funding level for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grant Program, commonly known as New Starts and Small Starts, which matches the President’s budget request of $3.5 billion. 

Feb 18, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK--Congresswoman Maloney joined Governor Andrew Cuomo at a rally for paid leave in Harlem yesterday. The Governor’s proposal, included as part of his 2016-17 budget, would grant workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to handle family emergencies and would cover all employees, regardless of business size. The legislation is part of a larger effort on the Governor’s part to fight worker inequality. Under Cuomo’s plan, workers would be eligible to receive 35% of their weekly salary.