L I T T L E I T A L Y
N E I G H B O R S A S S O C I A T I O N ( L I N A )
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Mark Green is the city's Public Advocate, an ombudsman charged with "review[ing] complaints of a recurring and multiborough or citywide nature relating to services and programs, and mak[ing] proposals to improve the city's response to such complaints concerning city services and other administrative actions of city agencies." He is also supposed to investigate and attempt to resolve individual complaints.
Green can be contacted by phone at (212) 669-7200, by fax at (212) 669-4701, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by mail at the Office of the Public Advocate, 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007.
C. Virginia Fields (D) is the Borough President of Manhattan. You can contact her and her staff at: 1 Centre Street Municipal Building, 19th Floor South, New York, N.Y. 10007, tel (212)669-8300, fax 669-4900.
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (R) can be contacted by telephone at (212)788-3000 or 788-9600, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by mail at City Hall, New York, NY 10007.
In the New York State Assembly, Little Italy residents are represented by Sheldon Silver (D-L) and Deborah J. Glick (D-L). Most of Little Italy is contained within District 62, Silver's district, but District 66, Glick's district, includes two chunks of Little Italy: the area above Prince Street, between Bowery and Elizabeth Street, and the area above Spring Street, west of Mulberry Street.
Assemblyman Silver, who is Speaker of the Assembly, can be reached at: 270 Broadway, Rm. 1800, New York, N.Y. 10007, tel (212)312-1400, fax (212)312-1418, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assemblywoman Glick can be reached at: 853 Broadway, Rm. 2120, New York, N.Y. 10003, tel (212)674-5153, fax (212)674-5530, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Little Italy is represented in the New York State Senate by Senators Tom Duane (D) and Martin Connor (D). Senator Duane, who represents the bulk of the area, can be reached at: 270 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, tel (212)929-5501. Senator Connor, the Democratic Minority Leader of the State Senate, can be reached at the same address, Suite 2300, tel (212)298-5565, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the national level, Little Italy residents are represented in the U.S. Congress by Jerrold Nadler (D-L) and Nydia M. Velázquez (D-L). Nadler represents the 8th Congressional District, which includes most of Manhattan's West Side, as well as parts of Brooklyn, while Velázquez represents the 12th Congressional District, which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and a chunk of Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. Since Little Italy is divided between these two districts, you need to enter your zip code, including its 4-digit extension, at the House of Representative's "Write Your Representative" service, to find out which district includes your precise address.
Representative Nadler can be reached at: 11 Beach St., Suite 910, New York, N.Y. 10013, tel (212)334-3207, fax (212)334-5259, or at 2448 Rayburn, Washington, D.C. 20515, tel (202) 225-5635, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Representative Velázquez can be reached at: 173 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, tel (212)673-3997, or at 1221 Longworth, Washington, D.C. 20515, tel (202) 225-2361.
The League of Women Voters, tel (212)677-5050, 674-8484, may also be able to provide general information with regard to your political representation at the various levels of government.