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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Dec 3, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ approval of H.R. 1846, the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) and cosponsored by Rep. Maloney, will expand the boundaries of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site to include 103 Orchard Street.

Jul 29, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – In recognition of the MTA reaching the halfway mark in building Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) issued a report card -- the fourth in a series -- to take stock of the MTA’s progress.  Maloney was joined by elected officials on the corner of 72nd Street and 2nd Avenue, where a muck house for the removal of blasting debris has recently been dismantled.  The MTA has completed all tunnel boring, awarded all ten of the contracts for the project, completed most of the blasting, begun dismantling muck houses and has remained on time and on budget for four straight years.  In recognition of the significant progress to date, the MTA earns an overall B+, up from a B on the last report card released in 2011.

Jul 12, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) responded to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s report that the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway is more than half completed with the following statement:

Jul 8, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) spoke before the Consul General of India, in New York, today to urge its members and leaders in the Indian American communities to continue supporting an effort to get the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to issue a commemorative Diwali stamp.

Jul 3, 2013 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – In a joint letter sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), State Senator Martin Milavé Dilan, Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Council Member Diana Reyna asked that the City award the right to redevelop a long-vacant portion of Greenpoint Hospital to the Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corporation (GREC).   Greenpoint Hospital was abandoned in 1983 and portions of the campus have already been redeveloped by GREC.


Jun 17, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, today testified in support of a New York City Council resolution (Res 1806-2013) that urges Congress to protect the economic interests of New Yorkers and Americans by extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (TRIA).

Jun 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Congressional Gold Medal Act, HR 2387, in recognition of his pioneering role in promoting religious freedom and human rights.

May 31, 2013 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – A new report by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) highlights new data on the bridge’s increasingly decaying conditions. She studied state conditions data, the number of flags the inspectors issued and the number of accidents and traffic delays, and in each case, Kosciuszko Bridge ranked at the bottom of the list. 

May 29, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY — On Monday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) led a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony Monday at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park. 

May 21, 2013 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) applauded the news that the 23rd Street Manhattan VA Hospital is fully operational after having suffered major flood damage during Superstorm Sandy.  For the past seven months, the hospital has been restoring services and reopening departments gradually, but today the facility announced completion of the first phase of its plan to repair the damages and will be able to provide regular services to its patients.  As part of the federal Sandy Relief package, the Manhattan VA will receive $207 million to repair and redesign the facility.