Friday, December 18, 2015


  A New IDNYC Enrollment Center Opens at the Kingsbridge Library

  City Council Member Andrew Cohen and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowtiz was joined by Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and Tony Marx, President of The New York Public Library (NYPL) to announce the opening of a new IDNYC pop-up site at the Kingsbridge Library.

The pop-up site at the NYPL branch will be active from December 21, 2015 – January 15, 2016. Enrollment pop-up sites like this one rotate throughout the City to keep-up with the high demand the City has seen from residents since its introduction last year.

The IDNYC Municipal ID card gives New Yorkers an opportunity to easily access key City resources and over 30 cultural institutions and libraries with a free government-issued ID. This innovative program unifies all of New York City’s residents regardless of their immigration status, race, and gender or sexual orientation.

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the IDNYC program will continue to be free for eligible New Yorkers in 2016. In addition to welcoming back all of the 2015 partners, IDNYC now provides New Yorkers with free one-year memberships to seven more cultural institutions, including the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Football Club, as well as discounted tickets and memberships for Citi Bike.

IDNYC cards are available for all New Yorkers aged 14 years and up, and can be used to open a bank account or credit union account at one of several financial institutions across New York City.

To learn more about the perks the IDNYC card and to make your own appointment, visit
"I am excited that another pop-up enrollment site has been opened in District 11. I applaud Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for this innovative program that has acted as a gateway for all New Yorkers to gain access to vital City programs and services. It is great that the success of IDNYC keeps growing! I encourage all of my constituents to make an appointment and take advantage of the free municipal ID card," said Council Member Andrew Cohen.

“At its core, IDNYC signifies equality and access regardless of immigration or economic status. It allows all New Yorkers to access key services and a range of the City’s finest cultural offerings. We look forward to even more New Yorkers obtaining IDNYC through the Kingsbridge Library pop-up,” said Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

“Just a few weeks ago I went to the Bronx Library Center to sign up for my own ID NYC card, and I was amazed at how quick and easy the whole process was. I am thrilled that ID NYC is now making it even easier for members of our community to sign up by creating a pop-up enrollment site at the Kingsbridge Library. I applaud Mayor de Blasio for his leadership in creating this program, which affords all NYC residents, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, the opportunity to utilize several City resources in addition to dozens of cultural institutions and libraries. I strongly encourage all of my constituents to make an appointment and take advantage of this pop-up site while it’s here," said Assembly Member Dinowitz.

Above - The NYC ID cards are held up by Assemblyman Dinowitz, Councilman Cohen Sona Rai of the Mayor's office of Immigrant Affairs.
Below - NYC Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal stands in front of the machines used to take the photo and process the NYC ID Card, similar to equipment used in the motor vehicle department to process driver licences.

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