Council District 8 encompasses the neighborhoods of El Barrio/East Harlem. 14.9% of East Harlem residents are 60 and over. Of these, 39.2% are living alone, 39.2% have difficulty with their mobility, and 53.1% don’t speak English as their primary language. In addition, 42% of those 65 and older are living in poverty according to the CEO.

EOI_Mark_ViveritoElected Official Information
Melissa Mark-Viverito
District 8 – Council Speaker
District Office
105 East 116th Street, New York, NY 10029
(212) 828-9800

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