Press Releases

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs, Who Spent 17 Months on Rikers, Visits Island to Observe Sweltering Conditions

Yesterday, Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs visited the Eric M. Taylor Center on Rikers Island as a heat wave hits New York. Assemblymember Gibbs, who made history this year as the first formerly incarcerated individual to be elected to the New York State Legislature,...

Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Joins Kevin Hart, NYC Parks Commissioner, and Others to Unveil New East Harlem Reading Center

East Harlem, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs joined comedian Kevin Hart, New York City Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, City Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, State Senator Cordell Cleare, Assemblymember Al Taylor, The Children’s Place,...

Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Joins NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez to Announce Expanded ‘Summer Streets’ Program

East Harlem, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs joined New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, and other partners to announce the historic expansion of the ‘Summer Streets’...

Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Addresses Graduates of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able Program

Watch here: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Edward-Gibbs/video/20384/#videos New York, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs joined The Doe Fund at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the graduation of over 200 participants in the Ready, Willing, & Able Program....

Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Delivers Remarks on City Investments for Unsheltered New Yorkers

New York, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs delivered remarks at a City Hall press conference with Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom, Deputy City Council Speaker Diana Ayala, Councilmembers Julie Menin and Gale Brewer, Chief Housing...

Transcript: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Delivers Remarks on Earned Income Tax Credit Enhancement

New York, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs delivered remarks at a virtual press conference with Mayor Eric Adams, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, U.S. Congressmember Adriano Espaillat, Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez, and other leaders on April...

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Joins Calls for OCA to Slow Calendaring of Housing Court Cases

East Harlem, NY – An increasing number of housing cases filed since the eviction moratorium was lifted has overwhelmed legal groups, leaving hundreds of low-income New Yorkers facing eviction without legal representation. Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs...

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Introduces Bill to Establish El Barrio as a Cultural District

El Barrio, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs introduced a bill to establish El Barrio as a cultural district in New York State. If passed by the State Legislature, El Barrio would be the first neighborhood to earn that designation. Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Introduces Bill Establishing Three Kings Day as a School Holiday

[Español abajo] El Barrio, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs recently introduced Assembly bill A9417, which “Establishes Three Kings Day as a school holiday for all public schools in a city school district of a city having a population...

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Demands NYCHA Add Security Measures to Protect Residents

East Harlem, NY – At a press conference today inside Corsi Houses, Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs joined NYCHA tenant association presidents from Corsi Houses, Gaylord White Houses, UPACA 5, and UPACA 6 to call on NYCHA to address the safety crisis...

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs, Who Received College Degree in Prison, Co-Sponsors Bill Allowing Incarcerated People to Receive Student Financial Aid From NYS

Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs (D-Manhattan) co-sponsored Assembly Bill A2322 which repeals the ban preventing incarcerated persons from receiving Tuition Assistance Program funding from New York State to pursue higher education. Assemblymember Gibbs served...

Historic Inauguration: Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs Sworn-In by Mayor Eric Adams

Harlem, NY – Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs’s inauguration last night was historic. He was sworn in as the first formerly incarcerated person to be elected to the New York State Legislature. Assemblymember Gibbs took office on January 26, 2022...