Borough President Gibson and Levine’s Statement in Response to Legal Aid, Legal Services NYC and NYLAG Calling on OCA to Slow the Calendaring of Housing Court Cases

Today, The Legal Aid Society called on the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) to slow the calendaring of housing court cases to ensure that low-income New Yorkers facing eviction have legal representation, as intended by New York City’s Right To Counsel (RTC) program. Due to overwhelming demand, Legal Aid announced today that…

STATEMENT FROM BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT GIBSON ON THE HISTORIC VOTE TO UNIONIZE BY AMAZON WORKERS

“Today, we saw an incredible accomplishment with Amazon workers on Staten Island voting to unionize for the first time in Amazon`s 27 year history. Current and former workers rallied together and organized to form a union to fight for improved working conditions, standardized labor wages, and job protections. These workers have provided nonstop essential services…

Borough President Gibson’s Statement in Response to Mayor Adams’ Plan to Combat Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in New York City

Today, New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the expansion of a Midwifery Initiative, and the expansion of a maternal health care services program. The Citywide Doula…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT GIBSON ON MAYOR ADAMS SIGNING EXECUTIVE ORDER STRENGTHENING FIRE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT AND OUTREACH IN WAKE OF BRONX APARTMENT FIRE

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed Executive Order 12 to strengthen fire safety enforcement and outreach in the aftermath of the tragic Twin Parks apartment fire in January. The executive order will increase coordination between Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) inspectors to identify safety…