Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine

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Newsletter: An action plan to stem the monkeypox outbreak; 🔥Staying safe during NYC’s heatwave🔥

New York City is experiencing a rapid rise in the number of monkeypox cases. Anyone can catch or spread the virus, but thus far the outbreak has almost exclusively impacted gay and bisexual men or men who are having sex with men.Symptoms of monkeypox generally include rash, swollen lymph nodes, and body aches/fever. If you experience symptoms it’s important that you isolate and contact a medical provider immediately.Our… Read more

Newsletter: NYC needs more places to go – our call for more public restrooms; Car-free Broadway; Monkeypox update and more

You’re not a New Yorker unless you have been out in the city when nature called and you just couldn’t find a usable public bathroom. It’s happened to all of us and probably a lot more than once.Right now, there are only roughly 1,100 public toilets for 8.6 million residents – meaning only one for every 6,000 New Yorkers. We rank 93rd out of the 100 largest U.S. cities… Read more

In Gothamist: As MTA drags feet on setting congestion pricing fee, Manhattan BP offers his own suggestions

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is trying to help speed up the MTA’s long-delayed congestion pricing program by proposing how much to charge drivers who enter the zone below Manhattan’s 60th Street. The discussions are supposed to be conducted by the Traffic Mobility Review Board – a panel made up of six members largely chosen by the MTA – who will also determine fees drivers pay or any exemptions. But… Read more

On WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show: NYC’s Dearth of Public Bathrooms

The lack of easily accessible and clean public bathrooms is a longstanding NYC problem. Listeners call in to trade tips on where to go, and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine talks about a City Council bill that would eventually lead to more public restrooms in the city.
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In NY Daily News: Manhattan pols call for DOT to give pedestrians busiest parts of Midtown stretch of Broadway after horrific crash

Broadway should become an “open street” for pedestrians and shut to most vehicle traffic between 34th St. and Union Square, a group of Manhattan politicians said Friday. The elected officials — Manhattan borough president Mark Levine and City Council members Keith Powers, Carlina Rivera and Erik Bottcher — said in a letter to Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez that plans to redesign parts of Broadway around W. 29th St. in response… Read more

In ABC: NYC public bathroom bill goes to city council hearing

If you’ve lived in the city long enough you know the struggle of planning your day around a lack of public restrooms. Or maybe you know the quiet panic that sets in as you try to find the one place that will take pity on you.
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and Council Member Rita Joseph held a… Read more

Newsletter: A Disheartening Two Days for NYC & Our Country

I share your concern, anger, and frustration about today’s infuriating news on the Supreme Court’s decision to upend abortion rights and yesterday’s decision to overturn New York’s handgun permit requirements. These dual attacks on our reproductive freedoms and the public safety of New Yorkers are very real and disheartening blows to many of us in Manhattan. But while we process the jarring idea that our nation’s highest court is facing… Read more


🚨Today I'm leading a rally with the @C4AH_NY before the introduction of my @NYCCouncil bill that will make NYC the 1st city in the nation to create an Office of Healthcare Accountability (OHA). This bill would make #healthcare more affordable & transparent! 🧵

Congratulations to the newly landmarked Julius’ bar in Greenwich Village! The site of a famous 1966 “sip-in” to protest the criminalization of gay bars organized by the Mattachine Society, Julius’ has long been home to queer activism, and we’re thrilled...

NYC's parks are key to building a sustainable, equitable future. Inefficient capital processes slow the repair of parks in the city, most affecting low-income communities. Deputy BP Keisha Sutton-James joined @NY4P in their rally for the reform of these processes.


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