Over 100,000 New Yorkers across the five boroughs have submitted applications for the IDNYC program, just three months after it was launched.
“That’s thousands of New Yorkers that can now easily enter municipal buildings, take advantage of cultural and prescriptions benefits, and interact productively with the NYPD,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday, April 2. “We will continue to grow the program to create even greater access to government programs for our city’s residents.”
“I’m thrilled with the tremendous success of IDNYC, a safe and secure program that provides enormous benefits to all New Yorkers,” agreed Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “From providing free entry to the city’s top cultural institutions to streamlining library card access and serving as a recognized form of NYC identification, IDNYC is truly a card that benefits all New Yorkers. That’s why I’m excited that as we mark the 100,000th application here in New York City, the Council will also be presenting the successful IDNYC model to legislators in Phoenix, Arizona. The City Council has led the way on immigration reform and on policies that uplift all New Yorkers, and we are proud to serve as a model for the rest of the nation to follow.”
IDNYC is a free identification card available to all New York City residents that serves as government-issued photo ID. For more information, visit http://on.nyc.gov/1GPQk12.