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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Aug 2, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Warren Zysman, CEO of Addiction Case Interventions (ACI), Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and survivors of opioid addictions Jyvette Hillman, Eric Dominguez, and Sherman Morris, to call on Congress to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that President Obama signed into law Friday, July 22, 2016. CARA created over several new federal programs to combat opioid abuse, but Congress has yet to provide the funding for these new programs.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today released the following statement on this weekend’s sleep-in protest at Bushwick Inlet Park

“We have held press conferences, we have written letters, but we have not gotten the result we are looking for. The city’s offer for the CitiStorage site has still not been accepted. So the community decided to try something different to be sure that our voice is heard. We decided to sleep-in for our park, to make it clear that we expect promises to be kept.

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the House floor gun control sit-in and the cache of weapons discovered in a truck on its way to NYC via the Holland Tunnel:

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 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 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 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.