The New York City Council is basically the city’s Congress. It makes law, budgets, and acts as a counterbalance to the mayor. It also helps New Yorkers find solutions to problems. They work for us. Make them work!
The NYC Council is led by a Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader.
There are 35 committees that oversee different parts of the city government. City Council members join caucuses devoted to legislation on important topics. The Black, Latino and Asian Caucus is relevant.
NYC Council Members
NYC Council members are generally elected to four-year terms and term-limited after two consecutive terms.
Every twenty years, two-year terms enable changes related to the U.S. Census. The 2021 and 2023 elections are two-year term elections.
New York City Council District #2
East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill
DISTRICT 38: Bay Ridge, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace
Elected 2013 & 2017
East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport
NYC Council Districts
The NYC Council has 51 districts in all five boroughs (counties).
NYC Council District 8 governs El Barrio/East Harlem in Manhattan and in The Bronx: Highbridge, Concourse, Mott Haven, Port Morris, Randall’s Island and Longwood. NYC Council