NYC Women Aging Into Poverty Council Oversight Hearing Livestream At NYCity Hall

On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, the Committees on Women and Aging, chaired by Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Margaret Chin respectively, will hold an oversight hearing.

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Council Vote To Improve Access To Resources To Help Families From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for each school. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Advocates Call For The Immediate Installation Of Safety Bollards

Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards. Continue Reading →

Elected Officials And Advocates Rally To Strengthen Parks From Harlem To Hollis

harlems mark levineToday, City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine and New Yorkers for Parks were joined by elected officials, community garden enthusiasts and advocates from across the city, who gathered to rally in support of the City’s parks and green spaces. Continue Reading →

Brewer And Chin Unveil Deed Restriction Reform Bill

chin and brewer in nycOn Wednesday, May 23rd, 2016 Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Councilmember Margaret Chin will unveil legislation to reform the city’s practices concerning the modification of deed restrictions.

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Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →