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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Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) attended a State Department luncheon and performance by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping. As part of the luncheon NYO-USA performed several pieces, including Leonard Bernstein’s “America” from West Side Story. Maloney and Rep.

Aug 7, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK – After years of advocacy by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and other East Side elected officials, the De Blasio administration has agreed to build a new access ramp for the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station at 92nd Street.  The new ramp will avoid bisecting the popular Asphalt Green recreational facility, which serves one million visitors annually including 40,000 children.  Rep. Maloney offered her strong support for the proposed change:

Jun 19, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member Ben Kallos (District 5), and Vice President of Communications for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Laura Bucko provided an update on the progress of the Second Avenue Subway. A new report from Maloney shows the project is now 83.4% completed.  The report includes updates on 4 stations (ranging between 44% and 89% complete), 12 station entrances (all in progress), 8 ancillary buildings (all above ground), 25 escalators, and 16 elevators.

Jun 16, 2015 Press Release
“I am delighted to celebrate the groundbreaking for Cornell Tech, a project that will create tens of thousands of jobs, both during construction and as students start creating new start-ups. When Mayor Bloomberg first proposed this idea of a new applied sciences school, I worked incredibly hard to build support to bring it to Roosevelt Island, and I am thrilled that the project is officially in the ground. Cornell Tech will transform this island into a thriving tech hub and will bring new jobs across the bridge in Western Queens. The new campus will bring a new energy to the community with lively students and exciting innovations. I believe that the increase in people will create a demand for more restaurants, coffee shops, stores and other amenities. “While construction is never easy to live with, I am sure that Cornell Tech will work hard to be a good neighbor. I am happy to welcome them to our community, and I look forward to seeing the beautiful campus completed and open to students.”
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

New York—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project after the completion of the first round of community engagement sessions hosted by the City to get residents’ input on the project

Jan 31, 2015 In The News
As the rift between the Police Department and city leaders subsided after the fatal shooting of two police officers, city officials, community leaders, and NYPD representatives participated in a community meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) at Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City Saturday.
Nov 25, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK – Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), state and local officials on the Upper East Side and East Harlem recently sent a letter to Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora expressing concerns about a safety plan proposed by the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) for the construction of the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS).  The letter identifies numerous flaws and concerns about the proposed safety plan.

Nov 17, 2014 Press Release

Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union CEO/President Bogdan Chmielewski and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10) today announced that more than $1.5 billion in Sandy Recovery grants have been awarded to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Department of Transportation and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey