Local Issues

Nothing is more important to me than the quality of life in my district, and I am proud of the work I have done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in my 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, my first priority has always been to make my district a better place to live.

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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

Sep 2, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney joined MTA heads and local electeds to greet passengers today to mark the reopening of the G train

  “This is an exciting day because the G train is back and better than ever after much-needed repairs following damage from Super Storm Sandy,” said the Congresswoman.  “The $84 million in repairs, which were entirely federally-funded, have made the G Train more resilient to any future extreme weather occurrences.”  

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement applauding $1.1 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for Sandy repair work and mitigation projects at New York University’s (NYU) Medical Center. Maloney fought to secure the funding in a supplemental aid package approved by Congress in 2013.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the retirement of Metropolitan Museum of Art President Emily Rafferty.

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
“I applaud the MTA and LIRR unions for working together to arrive at a final deal that settles a four-year-old contract dispute. When the congressional delegation met with MTA leaders last week, the message we sent was simple: go back to the bargaining table and do what is necessary to avoid a strike. With the support and urging of Governor Cuomo, that is what has occurred. “This is a victory for union members, commuters, businesses and taxpayers throughout New York. Any shutdown in LIRR services would have had a severe impact on our economy. We should all be glad that all parties were able to come together with a resolution that works.”
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed a bill (HR 2291) introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) to rename Grand Central Station Post Office, located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York City, the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.”
May 9, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Upon learning of the horrific traffic death of a woman who was hit by a school bus full of children while crossing the street at 93rd Street and Second Avenue today, a block from her district office, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement: 

May 9, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Council Member Ben Kallos (District Five) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to invest $35 million in the East River Esplanade, a stretch of public, open space along the East River from 60th to 125th St. in dire need of restoration. The funding in the Mayor's Executive Budget Proposal represents a crucial start to the total of $115 million over ten years as reported in the Daily News needed to repair the seawall to prevent needing to spend $430 million on the repair later, according to the Parks Department. Maloney and Kallos co-chair the East River Esplanade Task Force, a group of community members and elected officials advocating for improvements to the park.