Mayor de Blasio and I visited the Warriors football team at Curtis High School Wednesday afternoon and watched as Miles McGoy, a junior and defensive back, received a vaccination. Team captain Justin Garcia, a senior and linebacker, then spoke to us about the importance of being vaccinated. He was vaccinated last week.
Staten Island commuters and visitors have gained a new transportation option: NYC Ferry has opened the long-awaited St. George Route. I joined Mayor de Blasio and Borough President Oddo on Monday for the launching of the new route, which completes the city's All-Borough plan for NYC Ferry service. The St. George Route gives commuters and visitors a convenient, fast and comfortable option for travel between Staten Island and Manhattan’s midtown. The route makes stops at Batte
Wednesday was an historic day for domestic workers! Mayor de Blasio signed my bill into law and now housecleaners, nannies and other domestic workers have the same protections under the city’s Human Right Law that are afforded to all other workers. I joined the city Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis and a large contingent of advocates for domestic workers’ rights on the steps of the Staten Island Borough Hall to witness and celebrate this historic event. New York Cit
The destruction and human suffering that have once again gripped Haiti are truly heartbreaking. I stand with fellow Council Members Mathieu Eugene, a native of Haiti, Farah Louis, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, and my other colleagues in offering prayers and support for the Haitian people and their brothers and sisters who are our neighbors here in New York City. To be hit by such a powerful earthquake last weekend was nightmarish, particularly when you know that the impov
The “Black Lives Matter” message has returned to Richmond Avenue! City workers stenciled the lettering onto the avenue on Thursday in an area between Schulyer and Wall streets. I believe the mural serves as a reminder that we will continue to fight for the respect and dignity that the Black Lives Matter movement is working to instill in our national psyche. Last year, a larger version of the Black Lives Matter lettering was painted on Richmond Terrace in the wake of the polic
I’m not an enthusiastic baseball fan, but I am an enthusiastic fan of our baseball stadium. My staff and I were briefed about the future of our ballpark earlier this week during a Zoom meeting with Eric Shuffler (upper left in the photo), who leads an investment group that is bringing a new team to Richmond County Bank Ballpark in the spring. I’m very excited about the group’s plans for the multipurpose use of the stadium! Fans are being given the chance to name the team, whi
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to enhance the relationship between residents and law enforcement officers. Millions of people in communities in all 50 states take part in this event. I joined hundreds of Staten Islanders on Tuesday at Midland Beach at our local Night Out, which was organized by the borough’s four police precincts. The event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. So I was pleased to see everyone enjoying the outdo