Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine

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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

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

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