Membership of the New York City Council

Membership of the New York City Council

The list of New York City Council members below is current as of the 2006-2010 term. Eight new members joined the city council in the 2005 election. For notable past members of the Council, see Category:New York City Council members.



District Member First elected Party
1 Margaret Chin 2009 Dem Manhattan; Lower Manhattan (SoHo, NoHo, TriBeCa, Washington Square area, South Village, Battery Park City, Wall Street area, South Street Seaport area, City Hall area, Little Italy, Chinatown, Lower East Side) [1]
2 Rosie Mendez 2005 Dem Manhattan; Lower East Side (Lower East Side, East Village, Gramercy Park, Rosehill, Kips Bay; southern part of Murry Hill) [2]
3 Christine Quinn 1999 Dem Manhattan; (West Village, SoHo, NoHo, Flatiron, )Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton, Murray Hill (portions)[3] Christine Quinn is the City Council Speaker
4 Daniel Garodnick 2005 Dem Manhattan; East Side (Upper East Side, Central Park South, Grand Central, Tudor City, Waterside, Peter Cooper Village, Carnegie Hill, Stuyvesant Town, United Nations; part of Yorkville, Turtle Bay)[4]
5 Jessica Lappin 2005 Dem Manhattan; Upper East Side (Beekman, Sutton Place, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island; part of Turtle Bay, Carnegie Hill) [5]
6 Gale Brewer 2001 Dem Manhattan; Upper West Side (West Side 55th to 96th Streets)[6]
7 Robert Jackson 2001 Dem Manhattan; (West Harlem; parts of Washington Heights, parts of Inwood, Central Harlem and Morningside Heights) [7]
8 Melissa Mark-Viverito 2005 Dem Manhattan; Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, Bronx, Mott Haven
9 Inez Dickens 2005 Dem Manhattan; Harlem, Central Harlem; parts of Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem)[8]
10 Ydanis Rodríguez 2009 Dem Manhattan; (Parts of Washington Heights, parts of Inwood)
11 G. Oliver Koppell 2001 Dem Riverdale
12 Larry Seabrook 2001 Dem Williamsbridge
13 James Vacca 2005 Dem Throggs Neck
14 Fernando Cabrera 2009 Dem Tremont
15 Joel Rivera 2001 Dem West Farms
16 Helen Foster 2001 Dem Highbridge
17 Maria del Carmen Arroyo 2005 Dem Mott Haven
18 Annabel Palma 2003 Dem Castle Hill
19 Dan Halloran 2009 Rep Queens; Bayside, College Point, Auburndale, Beechhurst, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Flushing, Douglaston, Little Neck
20 Peter Koo 2009 Rep Queens; Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Kissena Park, Harding Heights, Auburndale, Whitestone
21 Julissa Ferreras 2009 Dem Queens; Elmhurst Corona, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
22 Peter Vallone, Jr. 2001 Dem Queens; Astoria
23 Mark Weprin 2009 Dem Queens; Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Park Gardens, Holliswood, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens
24 James Gennaro 2001 Dem Queens; Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia Estates, and parts of Forest Hills, Flushing, Jamaica and Rego Park
25 Daniel Dromm 2009 Dem Queens; Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, LeFrak City, Corona, Rego Park, and Woodside
26 James Van Bramer 2009 Dem Queens; Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria, and Maspeth
27 Leroy Comrie 2001 Dem Queens; St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park; parts of Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens
28 Ruben Wills 2010 Dem Queens
29 Karen Koslowitz 1991/2009 Dem Queens
30 Elizabeth Crowley 2008 Dem Queens
31 James Sanders, Jr. 2001 Dem Queens
32 Eric Ulrich 2009 Rep Queens
33 Stephen Levin 2009 Dem Brooklyn
34 Diana Reyna 2001 Dem Brooklyn
35 Letitia James 2003 Dem Brooklyn
36 Albert Vann 2001 Dem Brooklyn
37 Erik Martin Dilan 2001 Dem Brooklyn
38 Sara M. Gonzalez 2002 Dem Brooklyn
39 Brad Lander 2009 Dem Brooklyn
40 Mathieu Eugene 2007 Dem Brooklyn
41 Darlene Mealy 2005 Dem Brooklyn
42 Charles Barron 2001 Dem Brooklyn
43 Vincent J. Gentile 2003 Dem Brooklyn
44 David G. Greenfield 2010 Dem Brooklyn
45 Jumaane Williams 2009 Dem Brooklyn
46 Lewis Fidler 2001 Dem Brooklyn
47 Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. 2001 Dem Brooklyn
48 Michael Chaim Nelson 1999 Dem Brooklyn
49 Deborah Rose 2009 Dem Staten Island
50 James Oddo 1999 Rep Staten Island: Arrochar, Bulls Head, Concord, Dongan Hills, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Grant City, Graniteville, Grasmere, Island of Meadows, Midland Beach, New Dorp, Prall's Island, Richmondtown, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, Willowbrook; parts of Brooklyn in: Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst [9]
51 Vincent Ignizio 2007 Rep Staten Island: Arden Heights, Annadale, Bay Terrace, Tottenville, Oakwood, Great Kills, Richmondtown, Charleston, Rossville, New Springville, Eltingville, Woodrow, Richmond Valley, Huguenot, Prince's Bay, and Pleasant Plains[10]

Council leadership

Position Name Party Borough District
Speaker Christine Quinn Democratic Manhattan 3
Majority Leader Joel Rivera Democratic Bronx 15
Minority Leader James Oddo Republican Staten Island 50

City Council composition by party

Affiliation Members
  Democratic 46
  Republican 5

Members by Borough


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