Saturday, December 18, 2021

Councilman Mark Gjonaj's NYC Moving Forward Week in Review - 12/17/2021


Dear Friends,

I hope you and your families are doing well and in light of the Covid-19 new variants and new rules and regulations asking everyone to get vaccinated, wear a face mask while indoors and in public, to help our city beat this virus once and for all.

Christmas is the most beautiful season of the year where we share the joy of the season, surround ourselves with friends and family and give back.

Last Saturday we started our marathon Toy, Hats and Gloves Giveaway and throughout the week between the NYCHA Throggs Neck and Pelham Parkway Houses, Jacobi Hospital, Montefiore Medical Medical Center and different neighborhoods where we gave out over 1,000 toys, hats and gloves.

Our Holiday Floater in partnership with the Westchester Square BID was a huge hit, as we drove down our commercial corridors with Santa Claus and Carolers stopping, cheering and sharing hot chocolate and donuts with shoppers and neighbors.

This week I attended the last Council Stated meeting of the year and term, I am proud to say, as your representative of District 13, that six bills were passed with my name attached. These include bills to minimize safety hazards at construction sites, improve interagency coordination during states of emergency, and to explore the versatility of vacant spaces. My colleagues and I also confirmed this year’s slate of street co-namings, enshrining the legacy of our respective districts’ heroes for the many years to come: PePe Cardona, Joe Chiodi, Conti’s Pastry Shoppe, Mario D’Agostino, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Joseph Oddo, Carmine Palladino, Michael Prince, Dominick Schiano, Thomas Solfio.

Between regular clean ups and graffiti removals, hand sanitizer and mask giveaways, nightly meetings, budget work, legislation, case work and events, Team Gjonaj has been proudly serving you throughout these difficult times.

If you have called our office with an issue, please note we will be working on your case and they will be transferred to the new Councilmember’s office as of January 1st and you can reach out to that office using the same number.

Until than, please contact us at 718-931-1721 or email us at


NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj
District 13, Bronx

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