Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine

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In Gothamist: With 10 cases and counting, NYC can curb monkeypox spread with quicker diagnosis, experts say

Health experts say monkeypox cases in New York City are rising, but faster diagnosis processes could help counter the spread. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine co-hosted an online panel on Monday with other elected officials and health experts geared towards walking the public through where the city stands in its fight against the illness. Experts said that New York City was reporting 10 cases of monkeypox as of Monday. Read… Read more

In Patch: Don’t Raise NYC’s Rents, Manhattan Leaders Tell Guidelines Board

NEW YORK CITY — A slew of Manhattan elected officials are pleading with the city’s Rent Guidelines Board not to raise rents for thousands of stabilized tenants, saying the planned increase would come at “the worst possible” time.
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is making the demand along with eight of the borough’s 10 City Council members, according to testimony shared exclusively with Patch. The plea will be made formally
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Newsletter: Our plan to save New Yorkers’ Right to Counsel when facing eviction; updates on combating rats, keeping bus doors open, and more

The eviction crisis in NYC housing courts has reached epic proportions. Right now, thousands of New Yorkers are facing the prospect of losing their homes because they do not have the resources to hire a lawyer when up against landlords and their seasoned legal representation in court. We went a long way in solving this problem when the City Council passed a bill I introduced creating the Right to Counsel… Read more

In NY Daily News: NYC borough presidents demand ‘Right to Counsel’ safeguards for tenants in Housing Court

Two of the city’s borough presidents are teaming up to help hundreds of low-income New Yorkers who have been dragged into eviction court proceedings without legal representation. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson say tenants being forced to represent themselves in Housing Court — due to the pandemic backlog of eviction cases that are overwhelming public defenders ― undermines the city’s “Right to Counsel” law.… Read more

In Gotham Gazette: In Response to Covid, Manhattan Borough President Seeks to Mandate Improved Indoor Air Quality Standards

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is planning to introduce legislation to mandate improved indoor air quality standards to preempt future disease outbreaks and limit successive waves of COVID-19. Levine, who previously served on the City Council and made a name for himself during the pandemic as chair of the Council’s health committee, is working with Council Member Keith Powers, a fellow Manhattan Democrat, and has requested the Council’s legislative division… Read more

In NY Post: Manhattan pols ask MTA to let bus riders board thru the back door

Some Big Apple politicians are “concerned” that back-door entry on MTA buses won’t ever come to fruition — despite the agency having the right hardware already installed which would help speed up bus times. The pols, led by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, voiced their frustrations in a May 13 letter to MTA CEO Janno Lieber. “The MTA has already done the hardest part, which is to install OMNY readers… Read more

Newsletter: Focusing on Inclusion – Introducing Manhattan’s 2022 Community Board Class

I am tremendously proud to introduce the next class of appointments to Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards – my first since taking over the Borough President Office. My office received the second-highest number of applications ever seen by the MBPO. Of those, there was a significant increase in first-time applicants. You can find a full list of appointees here.As our borough faces many difficult challenges, it was inspiring to… 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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