Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine

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Newsletter: NYC Needs More Trees

On Monday, I was joined by my fellow Borough Presidents to announce a bold and ambitious plan calling on the City to plant, restore, and reforest a million trees across the five boroughs by 2030.  The “Million More Trees” initiative sees NYC’s trees as so much more than a way to make our city more beautiful – it prioritizes trees as the essential infrastructure they are, driving positive outcomes in… Read more

On NY1: No-interest Loans for Struggling Businesses

The Manhattan Borough President’s office has partnered with the Hebrew Free Loan Society to offer $2 million in interest-free loans to small businesses that have undergone financial hardship during the pandemic. This Manhattan Small Business Booster Loan Program will supercharge small businesses and entrepreneurs that are still struggling to bounce back by offering up to $50,000 in zero-interest loans that can be used toward things like equipment, rent, utilities, salaries,… Read more

In the NY Times: A Million More Trees for New York City: Leaders Want a Greener Canopy

The city’s five borough presidents are now joining forces to give [Mayor Adams] an idea: On Monday, they will ask Mr. Adams to plant a million new trees by 2030, a revival of an ambitious and successful “million trees” initiative that started under former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and was completed under his successor, Bill de Blasio. The borough presidents will also ask Mr. Adams to honor his campaign pledgeRead more

NY Daily News: ‘Vax Daddy,’ Dr. Jay Varma join Manhattan borough president’s COVID recovery task force

“Vax Daddy” and a top disease doc are joining an effort to bring Manhattan back from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.
Huge Ma, who earned the “Daddy” moniker for creating a website that helped New Yorkers find vaccination appointments, and Dr. Jay Varma, who served as a senior adviser to former Mayor Bill de Blasio, are volunteering for Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine’s new COVID recovery task force. Read
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The City: Hub for Gig Workers, Community Board Diversity Top Manhattan BP To-Do List

New Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is aiming to create a “resources center” for gig economy workers like deliveristas, while also shaking up diversity on his community boards –– aiming to recruit more cyclists and pedestrians. Both initiatives are part of Levine’s “transition report,” which details 29 long-term goals organized under several priorities that include equity, public health, and resiliency and sustainability. Read the full article HERE.… Read more

Newsletter: A difficult few weeks…

Manhattan has experienced a difficult few weeks. We have had too many tragic incidents. Too much loss.Today I was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the funeral for Officer Jason Rivera, killed in the line of duty last Friday together with his partner Officer Wilbert Mora. My heart breaks for their families and the uptown communities which knew and loved them so dearly.Out of this month of tragedies has… Read more

New York Post: Manhattan officials ask MTA to ‘quickly’ test subway platform barriers after fatal shove

Manhattan’s leading elected officials want the MTA to “move as quickly as possible” to test platform barriers at subway stations in their borough after last week’s fatal shoving death of Michelle Go in Times Square. Borough President Mark Levine said the MTA must overcome its longstanding reluctance to embrace platform barriers, which officials have warned would be incredibly complicated to make happen at many stations. Read the full article HERERead more
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@MarkLevineNYC, a true #union advocate, visited the Cement & Concrete District Council’s Training Center today. Here’s our MBP in action!

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We appreciate the generous support via http://stvartanpark.org in our first dozen days. Today, we started a Facebook page —with this post of video captured last week of remarks by @CarolynBMaloney, @MBPMarkLevine, @KeithPowersNYC, @CMCarlinaRivera, more.

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