Continuing our series of political “Snapshots,” the Bronx Times sat down with each of the Bronx’s recently elected officials for a discussion on their 2022 legislative agendas and issues of importance to their districts.
Neighborhood: Throggs Neck
Political ideology: Democrat
Fun Fact: Velázquez shares an Aug. 11 birthday with hip-hop.
Councilwoman Marjorie Velázquez this year replaced Mark Gjonaj as the representative for City Council District 13, which includes 18 neighborhoods spanning the east Bronx.
Her priorities are job creation, transportation and equitable health care.
Velázquez’s district recently welcomed the new Ferry Point Park ferry stop in Throggs Neck, which she sees not just as a transportation option she advocated for coming to fruition, but also a way to attract shoppers to the district who can support small stores on East Tremont Avenue. She also sees an opportunity for local restaurants to have pop-up stands in the park so ferry riders can get a taste of the district.