October 17, 2019, 2019
Crain's New York Business
Councilman Mark Levine introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent landlords from improperly using personal data collected by smart entry systems to harass or evict tenants, or to monitor their comings and goings.
October 15, 2019, 2019
"Flavors hook kids," said city council member Mark Levine, the sponsor of the new legislation. "Whether it's e-cigarettes or tobacco, we've got to get the flavored products of all these nicotine delivery systems off the shelves of New York City," he told PIX11 News.
October 28, 2019, 2019
Council Member Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), who chairs the Health Committee and sponsored legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the city, added that New York has “woefully inadequate staffing of guidance counselors and school psychiatrists."
Nov. 21, 2019
New York Times
“The vaping industry launched a full-force effort to stop this because they knew if it was done here they couldn’t stop it across the country,” said Councilman Mark Levine, a Democrat from Manhattan who is chair of the health committee and the bill’s primary sponsor. “If we can do it here, it will go nationwide.” There is already a national momentum building against e-cigarette use. The attorneys general of New York and California each filed lawsuits against Juul this week, charging that the company practiced deceptive marketing by failing to mention that their products contained nicotine and also targeted young people with enticing flavors like mango.
Jan 6, 2020
New York Daily News
Levine enters the race with endorsements from Uptown Assemblyman Al Taylor and Downtown Councilwoman Margaret Chin, both Democrats, along with a dozen current and former Assembly district leaders. “That has been really the defining quality of my entire political career — building broad, diverse coalitions,” said Levine. “Manhattan should be in the lead nationally on making policy to solve urban problems, and that has been my record in the City Council,” he added.
Jan 7, 2020
In an interview with JI’s Jacob Kornbluh on Monday, Levine said that “the borough of Manhattan is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world,” and as such it is obviously subject to antisemitism. “I’m really proud of being someone who not only openly embraces his Jewish identity, but also as one who represents a city council district in northern Manhattan, which is fabulously diverse and mostly home to people of color — it’s actually only 7 or 8% Jewish. And that reflects the power of coalition building across diverse lines that we need more of,” he explained. “I think that we here in Manhattan have an opportunity and obligation to prove that we can come together, that we can break down the barriers that are dividing people, and we need government to lead on that.”
Jan 7, 2020
Upper Manhattan City Councilmember Mark Levine is jumping into the race for Manhattan Borough President. Levine announced his bid for Borough President Monday evening with the release of a campaign video where he asks: "What's happened to Manhattan?" In the video, the lawmaker takes a stand against the construction of super-tall developments for the rich and rising rent prices in the borough.