WATCH: City Council Voting for Melissa Mark-Viverito As Next Speaker


Watch the entire process as New York City Council members vote for Melissa Mark-Viverito and electing her as next Speaker and the first person of color to hold that post.

Many Council members took a moment to comment on why they were voting for her.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.