Corey Johnson was elected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the New York City Council on January 3, 2018. He was re-elected in 2017 with 94% of the vote to represent Council District 3, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, West SoHo, Hudson Square, the Meatpacking District, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Theater District, the Garment District, Columbus Circle and part of the Upper West Side.
The Irish Heritage and Culture event took place at New York City Chamber Hall , Sponsored by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, headed by its Chairman Council member Daniel Dromm, the following were honored, Christine C. Quinn, the President & CEO of Women in Need, Inc. and former Speaker of the New York City Council, with the 2018 Thomas J. Manton Irish Person of the Year Award, Mike McSweeney ,City Clerk of the City of New York. Honorable Elizabeth Crowley Chair of 21 in ’21 and Founder of Queens Rail and Anne Marie Anzalone District Chief of Staff for Congressman Joseph Crowley. Live entertainment was by Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance and Musical performance by Celtic Cross , close to 300 people were in attendance .