Update From Councilwoman Kristy Marmorato

Since March 2024, our dedicated staff has continued to stay in contact with our constituents throughout District 13, who keep us informed regarding local issues, which has been emphasized on cleanups along our district’s highways and thoroughfares including Cross Bronx Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard conducted by our partners ACE, DSNY and NYC Parks, as well as the towing of idle, inactive parked vehicles to utilize every single parking space in our district, with help from the NYPD.

Along with our regular presence and participation at community board and precinct council meetings, we have continued to organize events for the community to enjoy, including food pantries, distributions and giveaways, along with hosting street co-naming celebrations for those who have had a lasting effect on our community. We also hosted breakfasts for Women’s History Month in March, which celebrated dynamic women of District 13, and Mother’s Day in May at Maestro’s Caterers, celebrating all the dedicated mothers in my district.

On May 23, I also proposed my first ever resolution as Councilwoman, to designate March 29 annually as Vietnam Veterans Day in NYC, in honor of veterans in our community who have sacrificed their lives in order to keep us safe here at home, and have never received the credit which they have rightfully deserved they began serving more than 50 years ago.

For Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of attending six Memorial Day ceremonies in our District, including events at Silver Beach, Edgewater Park, Bicentennial Veteran’s Memorial Park, Peace Plaza, Van Nest and City Island, to be part of celebrations which honored our fallen heroes.

We have also made it a mission to shut down illegal smoke shops in our district, which included the recent padlocking of two unlicensed smoke shops in our district on May 15, along with another two illegal smoke shops at the beginning of last month in Pelham Bay, which we were on site for alongside the NYC Sheriff’s Department, NYPD and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. Our office recently curated a new form to report illegal smoke shops within our District.

The community recently played a major part, along with the 45th Precinct, leading to the arrest of a perpetrator in Country Club, who allegedly broke into a resident’s home, before stealing their car keys and driving away with their vehicle. The community’s role on social media was instrumental in the arrest of the perpetrator, which occurred within 24 hours of the alleged incident.

We look forward to the summer months and continuing to provide our constituents with the attention they deserve!

With Gratitude,The Office of Councilwoman Kristy Marmorato



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