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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2017CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov Harlem, NY -- “New Yorkers already know the City’s subway system has become unreliable, but today’s A train derailment was a frightening demonstration that in extreme cases it can even be a threat to public safety. The MTA...

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker UPPER WEST SIDE — Mayor de Blasio co-named 84 Street and Central Park West “Elie Wiesel Way” on Tuesday to memorialize the Holocaust survivor and renowned author. Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of Night who penned his experiences as a survivor of a Nazi death camp,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 CONTACT:  (Levine) Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov Upper West Side, NY – Along with Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, today City Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal memorialized the life of Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel,...

By NYC Council Members Mark Levine & Elizabeth Crowley Thanks to a recent agreement between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio, New York City is on a path to make history with the closure of the Rikers Island jail complex. This momentous step would end the Department of Corrections’...

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