Monday, March 27, 2017


Statement From Council Member Andy King Regarding the Quitting of Officer Richard Haste Upon News of His Recommendation for Termination  

"After five years it has come to this?  While I thank Judge Maldonado and the NYPD professionals involved in the administrative trial that led to the guilty conviction of Richard Haste, I can't say that I'm pleased Richard Haste was allowed to leave on his own terms instead of formally being fired by the Department.  This is someone unfit for this line of work and I am pleased that he will no longer wear a badge and his violation of department policies has been publicly established.  In the same breath, I will not say that I feel that justice has been served. Someone has yet to be held accountable for the murder of one of New York's children. Richard Haste was not the only officer involved in this killing. When will the trials for Sergeants Morris or McLoughlin start? We are still waiting," said Council Member Andy King, who represents the 12th Council District where teenager Ramarley Graham lived and was killed.


Council Member Andy King Tax Lien Sale Outreach Session

Your Opinion Counts! 


Hello Friends,

The YMCA of Greater New York is planning to build a new 55,000 square foot YMCA Community Center in the Northeast Bronx. Located at 229th Street and Schieffelin place, this new YMCA will include a wide-variety of programs for residents of all ages.

Through this survey, we want to gain your input on the program offerings and services to be provided, and how we can make this space welcoming to all community residents.

We will also be hosting a community event at Community Board 12 on April 5th, 2017, to close out the survey. Please click link below to complete the survey by April 5th, 2017

Catch up on past E-Newsletters from Council Member Andy King

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

BRONX – Surveying his past four years in office, New York City Council Member Andy King (12th C.D.) delivered his fourth State of the District Address on Sunday (March 12th) before a packed house at the North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church on Bronxwood Ave.

Council Member King, who reviewed his 12-Point Plan for the 12TH Council District with more than 700 Bronx residents, friends and special guests in attendance, discussed upcoming and future projects, which include affording housing for working families through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the renovation of Agnes Haywood Park, capital funding to schools in the 12th Council District, expense funding to community-based organizations, funding for NYCHA developments and youth programs as well as DOT and DSNY needs in the 12th Council District.


NEW YORK -- The City of  New York observed for the first time “Three-Fifth Clause Awareness Day on Sunday, March 5th”  with a special program  that took place at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan. 

This FREE event included Rob Nelson, weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter at WABC-TV, who will moderate a panel discussion with Dominic Carter, political commentator for Verizon Fios/RNN News; Bertha Lewis, Founder and CEO of Black Institute and Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Mosque # 7, New York City; Arthur Cheliotes, president, Communications Workers of America Local 1180; and Gabriel J. Christian, Esq., Law Firm of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC.

The Three-Fifth Clause (Article 1, Section2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787) was demanded by Southern supporters of slavery as a way of increasing their congressional representation and political power. They wanted slaves to be counted as full persons but settled on three-fifths. People of African descent would have had no real rights either way. The three-fifths clause was enforced until the post-Civil War 13th Amendment freed all enslaved people in the United States, the 14th amendment gave them full citizenship, and the 15th Amendment granted black people the right to vote. However, the “three-fifth clause” language was never removed from the Constitution.

Last year, Council Member Andy King introduced legislations in the City Council calling on the federal government to add an amendment to add language that directly negates the Three-Fifth Clause by stating that African-Americans are 100 percent whole individuals and declare March 5th as “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City. The New York City Council unanimously passed both legislations and March 5, 2017, begins the official observance of “Three Fifth Clause Awareness Day” in New York City.