BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Councilmember Carlina Rivera is a mom.
Rivera, 39, a native Lower East Sider, and her husband, Jamie Rogers, a former chairperson of Community Board 3, have reportedly welcomed a baby boy.
Word had recently been getting around that Rivera was pregnant, though apparently she wasn’t showing that much.
Then, on Monday night, the East Side councilmember was due to be honored at the Theater for the New City’s annual Love ’N Courage benefit at The Players, on Gramercy Park South. But the politician never turned up — reportedly having given birth just earlier.
The night’s other honoree was playwright Eduardo Machado.
Susan Stetzer, district manager of Community Board 3, also confirmed that Rivera and Rogers are new parents to a son.
The Village Sun has reached out to Rivera’s office for more information and to ask, for example, whether the councilmember plans to take any maternity leave.
Rivera, who represents District 2, faces an election later this year. Normally, City Council terms run for four years, but due to redistricting, this current term is only a two-year half-term.