An East Harlem native, Matthew served on Manhattan CB11 for 10 years, becoming chair at just 26. He's also served on many nonprofit boards, knows the real estate industry, and is a major environmental advocate. He's a mentor to the countless interns my office hosts.
Danny Cabrera, a community liaison in my Northern Manhattan office, was recognized with an award at the Marble Hill Houses Family Day on August 18 for the outstanding work he has done on behalf of tenants at the development.
When Danny found out that an older woman who uses a wheelchair had to travel well out of her way to get from one point to another because of large cracks… Read more
Name: Getzamany Correa
School: Bard College, Class of 2020
Major: International Studies
Activities on campus: Getting young women involved in politics through an organization called Ignite, registering students to vote and organizing for undocumented students’ rights
Projects: I’ve analyzed empty lots across the borough that the city could buy and repurpose – there’s a huge spreadsheet of empty lots. I’ve also helped prepare for the Women’s Equality Day event next month, which will feature a panel on the dangers of pregnancy crisis centers. In addition, I’ve done research on how affordable housing programs work in different cities across the country to figure out what can be applied here in NYC.
Favorite part of the internship: Being able to attend events has been very exciting.
Dream job: I want to work in politics, probably local politics. I would like to become a lawyer or work for an elected official.
Favorite summer activity in Manhattan: Taking a book to Riverside Park on the West Side and reading by the water.
Amid heaping plates of fried chicken and potato salad, more than 100 interns from spring and summer gathered at my house last night to enjoy a meal, get to know each other better and share the projects they’ve been working on.
I hosted this dinner at my house on the Upper West Side in appreciation of these interns and the wide range of work they do. Interns come from high… Read more