NYC High“: A portrait series and daily feature in which we introduce you to one New York City council member per day, as drawn by Lauri Apple, until Election Day 2010 (Nov. 2).

Name: Melissa Mark-Viverito (D) District 8: Manhattan Reps: East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, parts of Mott Haven. Member since January 2006.

-Used to work for SEIU 1199 as an organizer.
-Called out Sen. Kristen Gillibrand for not being down with Latinos enough.
-Is probably right when she says, “I don’t think it’s the only reason why people come to New York -– to ride in a horse carriage.”

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