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Rosie Mendez

Rosie Mendez Says So Long to City Council After 12 Years

Change is in the air at City Hall, where the new City Council is expected to elect Corey Johnson as the next council speaker tomorrow.

Mayor Will Hold Town Hall Meeting With CM Mendez Oct. 12

Mayor de Blasio has been holding town hall meetings this year (a re-election year) in just about every New York City neighborhood.

Mendez Withdraws CB3 Member’s Appointment Over Potential Conflict of Interest

In our story recent story on this year's appointees to Community Board 3, we noted that one member, Anne Johnson, was not reappointed. We have more details about that today.

Council Member Rosie Mendez Endorses Paul Newell For State Assembly

State Assembly candidate Paul Newell was endorsed by City Council member Rosie Mendez last week, in his bid to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany. Supporters huddled on the porch Thursday afternoon as the storm clouds opened up at City Hall....

New Ramp is Part of Face Lift For Good Companions Senior Center

It took almost a decade to complete, but everyone was all smiles at the Good Companions Senior Center Friday for the unveiling of a new ramp leading into the facility. The center, located at 334 Madison St., is in the...

Small Business Activists Hope to Question Council Speaker During 2nd Avenue Event

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and local Council member Rosie Mendez are teaming up this afternoon for an event called "Follow Me Friday" on 2nd Avenue. The small business crawl is an expression of support for the small operators...

New City Law Will Require Landlords to Provide Notice Before Beginning Disruptive Building Renovations

The City Council has approved legislation requiring property owners to provide tenants with advance notice of non-emergency repair work that will result in the disruption of building services. The bill was sponsored by City Council member Rosie Mendez and...

Three Lower East Side Community Centers Endangered by de Blasio Budget

Members of the City Council rallied at City Hall today with residents of public housing to protest the threatened closures of 57 community centers, including three on the Lower East Side.  The senior and youth centers could be shuttered...

City Council Committee Assignments: Chin Heads Aging, Mendez Loses Public Housing Post

This afternoon, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced committee and leadership assignments.  Here's how it's all shaking out for our local Council members. District 1's Margaret Chin will be the chairperson of the aging committee and will serve as a...

A New Speaker, New Roles For Lower East Side Council Members

It was a day of high drama Wednesday at City Hall, as the City Council voted to anoint Melissa Mark-Viverito its next speaker.  The speculation now begins about what the new regime means for those who supported Mark-Viverito, as...
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Photo: Looking south on Bowery from East 4th Street. Photo by Joel Raskin. In the news this past week:...
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