WaPo: How Mark Levine came to be hyped as ‘the Anthony Fauci of the New York City Council’

By Richard Morgan for the Washington Post

NEW YORK — Mark Levine, a member of the New York City Council and chairman of its health committee, dismissed early anxieties as "fear mongering." Then he and his wife fell ill.

In the weeks since their recovery from covid-19, Levine (D) has become one of the city’s most outspoken and occasionally polarizing figures, seizing on his newfound spotlight to make one of the most ambitious proposals in New York’s recent history: creation of a $1 billion Public Works Administration — but for public health.

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NY Post: State should shut down NYC’s mass vax hubs, focus on communities: pol

The state’s massive vaccination hubs in New York City should be shut down — so that more community-based sites can be developed to address the dismal disparity in immunization rates, a city councilman argued Sunday.

Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), who chairs the council’s Health Committee, told The Post on Sunday that his office last week asked the state to consider the move in an effort to bolster lagging vaccination rates in lower-income sections of the Big Apple.

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City Council Committee on Health Chair Levine wants more answers to how school will look this fall

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NBC: Health Chair Levine's New Vaccine Plan (With Incentives) Targets Unvaccinated NYers

Daily vaccinations have slowed in the city - down by nearly 50 percent in the last month - prompting city officials to adjust distribution efforts
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Manhattan Councilman Levine boost ‘Right to Counsel’ law for tenants as eviction ban expiration looms

With the clock quickly ticking until New York’s eviction moratorium expires on May 1, Manhattan City Council Member Mark Levine is looking to give tenants a legal boost in case their landlords look to throw them out of their homes.

Levine is formalizing for a final City Council vote two bills that would boost the city’s Right to Counsel local law, which he sponsored back in 2017. The Right to Counsel legislation ensures that low-income tenants who face eviction are guaranteed an attorney to represent them in housing court.

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Alentar la vacunación

Hasta el 10 de mayo, se habían administrado más de 7 millones de dosis de la vacuna en la ciudad de Nueva York.

En un esfuerzo por vacunar aún a más personas, la ciudad está implementando obsequios e incentivos.

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The Real Deal: NYC Council passes CM Levine's Tenant Data Privacy Act

Measure restricts how landlords use data from keyless entry system

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Op-ED: A Vote to Protect Tenant Data Privacy

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NY1: City Council Approves Levine's Bill for Single, Unified Website for Vaccine Appointments

The City Council unanimously approved a bill Thursday mandating that the city have a single, unified website for vaccine appointments.

The bill now goes to Mayor Bill de Blasio for his signature.

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City Council Health Chair Levine warn against COVID variants keeping case numbers high

by Allison Kaden of Pix11

Mask up and don’t let your guard down. 

That’s the message from New York City Councilman Mark Levine.

“In the short term there is a lot of virus circulating in New York City,” the health committee chair said. “We are seeing close to 4,000 cases a day and the decline that started in January has kind of stalled.”

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