2016-02-03 / Features

Gianaris Welcomes LIC ‘Pop-Up’ IDNYC Enrollment Site


(L. to r.); Jorge Lopez, Consul General; Bitta Mostofi, NYC Immigrants Asst. Commissioner; and Deputy Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Michael Gianaris. (L. to r.); Jorge Lopez, Consul General; Bitta Mostofi, NYC Immigrants Asst. Commissioner; and Deputy Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Michael Gianaris. State Senator Michael Gianaris and NYC Immigrant Affairs Assistant Commissioner Bitta Mostofi welcomed the new IDNYC “pop-up” enrollment site to Long Island City. The temporary site is available to any city resident, ages 14 and older, until Wednesday, February 17. The enrollment site is located at the Consulate General of Ecuador, 24-15 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City.

“Pop-Up IDNYC enrollment sites allow our community the opportunity to gain access to the benefits of state and city programs,” said Gianaris. “I am optimistic that this temporary site will be a huge success in our neighborhood and look forward to its opening later this month.”

IDNYC is a free, government-issued identification card available to all New York City residents 14 and older, with proof of identity and residency. The IDNYC municipal ID card is available to eligible New Yorkers regardless of their immigration status, race, gender, or sexual orientation. IDNYC has been extremely popular since its launch in January 2015, with more than 730,000 people having signed up for the card.

IDNYC cardholders will have access to a wide range of cultural institutions and NYC discounts, including free one-year memberships at many of the city’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls and botanical gardens, and discounts on Citi Bike, the New York City Football Club and the New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School, among others.

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