Press Releases 

 

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2019

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 6: CM Chin Unveils New NORC for Over 900 Chinatown Seniors at Confucius Plaza

DECEMBER 3: Council Members Unite to Condemn Anti-Asian Slur by School Board Member

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 26: City Passes Legislative Package to Rein in Placard Corruption

 

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 30: CM Chin Passes Preservation Plan Saving More Than 1,500 Affordable Housing Units in Two Bridges

OCTOBER 30: Chin and Brewer Renew Effort to Get Tax Relief for Struggling Affordable Grocery Stores

OCTOBER 16: CM Chin Pushes to Secure Health and Safety Plan for Chung Pak Seniors and Construction Mitigations for Chinatown 

OCTOBER 8: CM Chin, Joins Borough President Brewer, Battery Park City Authority, Downtown Alliance and Local Volunteers to Mark Expansion of Fresh Food for Seniors Program

OCTOBER 8: CM Chin Rallies Advocates and Seniors Ahead of Blockbuster Hearing on Historic Effort to Tackle Ageism in NYC's Workplaces

OCTOBER 5: Council Member Chin Responds to the Fatal Attack on Homeless Men in Chinatown

SEPTEMBER 

 

SEPTEMBER 26: Citing 'Disrespect' for Communities, CM Chin Grills Admin to Step Up Oversight of Film Shoots in Residential Neighborhoods

SEPTEMBER 25: CM Chin Introduces Bills to Increase ACS Accountability to Immigrant Families

SEPTEMBER 19: CM Chin Responds to Sale of Rivington House

SEPTEMBER 12: With Age Discrimination on the Rise Across NYC's Workplaces, NYC Council Introduces Historic Package to Combat Age Discrimination

AUGUST

AUGUST 23: CM Chin Breaks Ground on $5.9 Million Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza Construction Project

AUGUST 19: With One in Seven Seniors Facing Food Insecurity, Council Member Chin Introduces Bill to Expand Reach of SNAP

AUGUST 14: Council Passes Bill Forcing City's Worst Landlords to Pay for Displaced Tenants

AUGUST 2: Statement from Council Member Chin on Judge Engoron's Ruling on Two Bridges Lawsuit

JULY

JULY 23: New York City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Permanent Authorization and Funding of 9/11 VCF

JUNE

JUNE 19: Council Member Chin Celebrates Historic Investments in Senior Meals, Senior Center Repairs & Nursing Services in FY 2020 Budget

JUNE 5: Council Member Chin, Borough President Brewer Rally Supporters Before Hearing of Two Bridges Lawsuit

MAY

MAY 29: Council Members, Advocates, and Supporters Call on Congress to Permanently Fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
MAY 7:  Council Member Chin Renews Her Call for Fair Funding For Senior Meals and A Living Wage for Kitchen Staff 

APRIL

APRIL 18: A Bill to Enact Small Fee on Disposable Bags Passes as Part of NYC's 'Green New Deal'

APRIL 11: America's First Synagogue Finally Given Commemoration Thanks to Efforts of Council Member Chin, Historical and Community Organizations

APRIL 8: America's First Synagogue Finally Given Commemoration Thanks to Efforts of Council Member Chin, Historical and Community Organizations

APRIL 2: NYC Council Members and Environmental Groups Announce Legislation to Include a Fee on Paper Bags along with New Plastic Bag Ban

MARCH

MARCH 26: Council Member Chin Celebrates as Nearly $10 Million Reconstruction of Luther Gulick Park Begins

MARCH 25: Council Member Chin Promises Close Review of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 125 White Street Jail

MARCH 20: Council Member Chin Responds to Report of Exceptionally Low Number of African American and Latino Students Accepted to City's Specialized High Schools

MARCH 14: Council Member Chin Responds to Proposal to Extend Shoreline of Lower Manhattan

MARCH 13:  With Poverty on the Rise Among City's Elderly, Council Member Chin Vows to Fight Cuts to Senior-Related Programs 

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 21: Calling on the Mayor to Build a Fairer City for All Ages, Council Member Chin Holds Hearing on Underfunded Senior Centers & Kitchen Staff

FEBRUARY 1: Council Member Chin Responds to Brooklyn DA Office’s Decision to Charge Murders at Seaport Buffet as a Hate Crime

 

JANUARY

JANUARY 24: Citing Rising Number of Women Aging into Poverty, Council Members Chin and Rosenthal Call for More Funding for DFTA and More Affordable Senior Housing

JANUARY 24: Council Member Chin Responds to the Death of Tsz Mat Pun, the Third Victim of the Racist Attack at the Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn

JANUARY 18: Council Members Chin, Deutsch, and Koo Respond to the Fatal Racist Attack at the Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn

2018

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 6: NYC Women's Caucus Announces First Executive Director

DECEMBER 5: P.S. 150 Will Renew its Lease-Avoid Move to Peck Slip

DECEMBER 5: Statement from CM Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer on City Planning Commission Approval of Two Bridges Development 

 

NOVEMBER
 

NOVEMBER 28: CM Chin's the de Blasio Administration's Decision to Locate the Manhattan Detention Complex at 125 White Street

NOVEMBER 27: CM Chin's Response to the Fatal Car Accident on Forsyth and Canal Streets

NOVEMBER 26: Joint Letter to Mayor de Blasio from Elected Officials Regarding Two Bridges Development

NOVEMBER 19: Citing Rising Number of Suicides Among Seniors, Council Member Chin Demands More Investment in Mental Health Services 

NOVEMBER 13: Downtown Pols Rally with Parents and Students to Protest Conversion of P.S. 150 Into a Luxury Gym

 

OCTOBER

 

OCTOBER 31: Joint Statement Regarding Planned NYU Appearance by Milo Yiannopolous 

OCTOBER 26: Council Member Chin & Borough President Gale Brewer Call on Mayor to Reset Manhattan Detention Complex Scoping Process

OCTOBER 17: Council Member Chin to  City Commissioner: Hear Community's Appeal for Fairness & Equity

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 25: Council Member Chin's Statement on the Manhattan Detention Complex Scoping Hearing 

SEPTEMBER 19: In Wake of Violent Robbery, CM Chin Demands NYPD Security Camera for Canal & Bowery

AUGUST

 

AUGUST 31: Council Member Chin's Statement On Return of 85 Bowery Tenants

AUGUST 31: Council Member Chin Joins Advocates to Demand Fairness for Delivery Workers

AUGUST 28: Heeding Council Member Chin's Call for Transparency, City Hall Commits to Town Hall to Discuss Changes at Manhattan Detention Center

AUGUST 17: Council Member Margaret Chin Calls for Town Hall on Changes to Manhattan Detention Center

 

JULY

JULY 18: More Than Just a Meal: With Passage of CM Chin's Legislation, Annual Food Inspections at Senior Centers and Social Adult Daycares Will Become a Reality

JUNE

JUNE 25: Two Bridges Community Fights for Full Public Input on Proposed Luxury Mega-Developments

JUNE 22: CM Chin Blasts Timing of Release of Two Bridges Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Which Would Hinder Full Community Input

JUNE 18: CM Chin Urges City to Fast-Track and Provide Clear Deadline for Completion of Remaining Repairs at 85 Bowery

JUNE 12: CM Chin's Statement on Senior Funding in City Budget Agreement

JUNE 12: CM Chin Calls on City Hall to Take Action to End Parking Placard Corruption

JUNE 1: CM Chin Pushes the Fight for Fair Fares Forward in Chinatown

 

MAY

 

MAY 24: CM Chin Calls for More Enforcement Rules to Crack Down on Rampant Placard Abuse and Fraud

MAY 11: CM Chin Slams Facebook for Insensitive 'Chinese Restaurant' Suggestion

MAY 10: CM Chin Pushes Groundbreaking Legislation to End Lead Poisoning in NYC Homes

MAY 9: The NYC Council Women's Caucus' Statement Regarding Eric Schneiderman's Resignation

MAY 2: CM Chin Joins Council Colleagues in Support of Saving Rent-Regulated Housing and Providing Relief from High Rent Increases

 

APRIL 

APRIL 19: CM Chin, Menchaca & Rosenthal Urge for Increased Accountability from Tourist Helicopter Industry

APRIL 11: CM Chin's Statement in Response to Betesh's Reckless Disposal of Personal Items belonging to Displaced 85 Bowery Tenants 

 

MARCH

 

MAR 22: CM Chin and BP Brewer Announce New Push to Limit Number of Sightseeing Tour Buses Clogging NYC Streets 

MAR 13: Joint Statement on March Helicopter Crash

MAR 6: City Electeds Join Forces to Introduce Legislative Package on Rat Mitigation and Prevention

 

FEBRUARY 

 

FEBRUARY 15: CM Chin Joins Lower Manhattan Electeds to Urge City to Provide Clear Plan for the Safe Return of 85 Bowery Tenants (letter)

FEBRUARY 1: NYC's Council Women's Caucus Announces CM Margaret Chin & CM Carlina Rivera as Newest Co-Chairs

 

JANUARY 

 

JANUARY 31: CM Chin Reintroduces Bill To Force Negligent Landlords To Take Responsibility For Displaced Tenants

JANUARY 18: Brewer, Chin Officially File Zoning Text Amendment To Clarify Two Bridges Rules,  End Abuse Of 'Minor Modification' Loophole Allowing Out-Of-Scale Luxury Development 

JANUARY 12: CM Chin Becomes First Asian American Appointed  To Council Leadership Team 

JANUARY 11: CM Chin Embarks On New Term As Chair Of Committee On Aging

2017

DECEMBER 

 

DECEMBER 1: CM Chin Pushes For More Transparency for Social Adult Daycares with Passage of Bill Creating Online Database

 

NOVEMBER 

 

NOVEMBER 30: CM Chin Joins City and Leaders and Small Business Advocates to Celebrate Passage of Commercial Rent Tax Reform 

NOVEMBER 16: CM Chin's Statement Regarding La Guardia Gas Restoration

NOVEMBER 13: CM Chin Joins Community to Celebrate Henry Street Settlement Firehouse Groundbreaking 

NOVEMBER 10: CM Chin's Statement in Response to Tragic Hit-and-Run Death on Delancey 

NOVEMBER 1: City Council Passes CM Chin's Legislation to Strengthen Community's Efforts to Fight Overdevelopment

 

OCTOBER 

 

OCTOBER 31: Statement from CM Chin in Response to Today's Terror Attack 

OCTOBER 30: Statement from CM Chin on City's Anti-Bullying Initiatives

OCTOBER 27: CM Chin Joins Community to Mark 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at High Water Mark Sign Unveiling 

OCTOBER 23: Lower Manhattan Unites for Puerto Rico at Hurricane Maria Fundraiser Concert

OCTOBER 17: CM Chin Urges NYPD to Conduct Full Investigation into Hit-and-Run Death of EMT Kevin Liang

OCTOBER 17: CM Chin Joins BP Brewer to File Rare Text Amendment to Protect Two Bridges from Out-of-Scale Luxury Development

OCTOBER 12: CM Chin Argues for Long-Term Investment in New York City's Seniors at 'State of NY Health' Panel 

OCTOBER 9: CM Chin Joins Thousands to Celebrate NYC'S Rich Italian American History at 73rd Anual Columbus Day Parade

OCTOBER 6: CM Chin Joins Hundreds of Immigrant Activists at Trump Tower to Stand with NYC DREAMers

OCTOBER 2: NYC Council Recognizes Battery Park City All-Girls Soft Ball Team after Winning 1st Citywide Championship

 

SEPTEMBER 

 

SEPTEMBER 27: CM Chin Joins LES Community Leaders & Students at Sol Lain Playground Ribbon Cutting

SEPTEMBER 27: CM Chin Calls for Justice for Chinese Senior Fatally Struck by Cyclist 

SEPTEMBER 21: CM Chin's Statement of Solidarity with Puerto Rico

SEPTEMBER 6: CM Chin Joins Borough Park Commissioner Bill Castro for Seward Park Basketball Courts Ribbon Cutting 

 

AUGUST

 

AUGUST 31: CM Chin Joins Elected Officials and Community Leaders to Open Park Row to Pedestrians and Cyclists 

AUGUST 30: CM Chin's Bill Against Construction as Harassment Signed into Law 

AUGUST 28: CM Chin and Community Leaders Honor Beloved Basketball Coach with Michael C. Williams Court Renaming

AUGUST 24: CM Chin Unveils Efforts that Break New Ground in Fight to Stop Two Bridges Megatowers

AUGUST 21: CM Chin, Community Board 2 & SoHo Residents Win Agreement Blocking Illegal Big-Box Retail at 462 Broadway

AUGUST 16: Asian American Council Members Decry Anti-Asian Vandalism of Cemetery where Slain NYPD Det. Wenjian Liu is Buried

AUGUST 9: Residents, Advocates Celebrate Passage of Legislation by Councilwoman Chin to Protect Tenants Against Illegal Construction and Displacement in NYC

AUGUST 8: Statement from CM Chin on the Council hearing on the Subway Crisis 

 

JULY 

 

JULY 27: Council Member Chin Stands with Residents to Reject More Big-Box Retail in SoHo 

JULY 26: Council Member Chin Celebrates Historic 'Year of the Senior' Budget Increase with Chinese Community

JULY 21: Not a Done Deal: Council Member Chin and Borough President Brewer Stand with the Community to Fight Two Bridges Mega-Towers

JULY 12: Council Member Chin Partners with Mayor's Public Engagement Unit to Sign Up More Seniors and Disabled New Yorkers for NYC Rent Freeze 

JULY 6: Council Member Chin Praises Judge for Awarding Back-Rent to Rent-Stabilized Tenants

 

JUNE

 

JUNE 29: New Yorkers Gather to Celebrate Norman Buchbinder Way Co-Naming 

JUNE 23: Council Member Chin Opens Chinatown Day Care UPK Graduation

JUNE 22: City Commits to Grand St. Traffic Safety Agents at District 1 Town Hall

JUNE 15: Council Member Chin Demands Transparency in Urban Renewal Areas

JUNE 12: Council Members Chin, Vallone & Rosenthal Declare Victory for Seniors and Human Services Organizations 

JUNE 6: Council Members Chin & Vallone Praise 'Year of the Senior' Budget 

 

MAY

 

MAY 30: CM Chin Urges Council to Reject Changes to 55-57 Spring Street

MAY 11: Council Members Chin, Koo & Menchaca Mark Anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

MAY 10: Crane Safety Bill Authored by CM Chin Signed into Law 

 

APRIL

 

APRIL 30: Downtown Community Rallies to Demand Action to Rein in Ticket Sellers 

APRIL 27: Chin & Vallone Call Mayor's Executive Budget 'An Insult' to Growing Number of Seniors

APRIL 25: CM Chin Calls for Action in Wake of Daylight Shooting between Rival Ticket Sellers at the Battery

APRIL 12: CM Chin Expresses Outrage over Treatment of Asian American on Overbooked United Flight 3411 

APRIL 10: City Delays Two Bridges Scoping Process in Response to Elected Officials & Community Concerns 

 

MARCH

 

MAR 16: CM Chin Joins 'Tele-Town Hall' to Discuss Ongoing Efforts to Keep Seniors in Their Homes  

MAR 13: CM Chin Touts Effort to Make 2017 the Year of the Senior

MAR 13:  Council Members Urge Passage of Law to Protect Low-income Tenants 

MAR 2:   First Affordable Housing Lottery Opens at Essex Crossing 

 

FEBRUARY 

 

FEBRUARY 21: CM Chin Joins Council's LGBT Caucus to Announce Citywide Survey to Assess Housing Needs of LGBTQ Seniors 

FEBRUARY 15: Statement from Council Members Chin & Lander on Albany's Pre-emption of NYC's Bring Your Own Bag Law

FEBRUARY 13: Rally to Protect Small Businesses, Affordable Food Markets from Commercial Rent Tax 

 

JANUARY

 

JANUARY 18: CM Chin Stands Up for Asian American Community with Passage of Bill Protecting Flower Vendors from Fines & Arrest

JANUARY 5: Council Member Chin Helps Spread Word about Commute Van Relocation 

 

2016

DECEMBER

 

DECEMBER 29: Council Member Chin Leads Rally to Save Low-Cost Food Market in Little Italy

DECEMBER 22: Chin-Brewer Bill Establishing Accountability & Transparency in Deed Restriction Removal Process Signed into Law

 

NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER 21: Council Member Chin Responds to Mayor's Speech on Path Forward after Recent Presidential Election

NOVEMBER 10: Chin, Brewer, Other Electeds Join SoHo Community to Rally against Decision to Allow Giant Nike Retail Space to Open in Historic District 

NOVEMBER 9: Statement from Council Member Chin on Presidential Election Results

NOVEMBER 2: Council Members Chin and Mendez Applaud Lawsuit against Marolda Properties, Inc. 

 

OCTOBER

 

OCTOBER 27: Council's Committee on Aging Heard Groundbreaking Right-to-Counsel Legislation for Seniors 

OCTOBER 13: Chin, Dromm, Community Advocates Hail Passage of Data Equity Bills 

OCTOBER 5: Councilwoman Chin Blasts Racist 'O' Reilly Factor' Segment on Chinese Americans

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER 14: Affordable Housing Project for Low-Income Seniors Move Forward on Elizabeth and Mott Streets

SEPTEMBER 6: Community Groups, LGBT Advocates, Tenant and Bar Associations Rally to Denounce Flawed Process Banning Distinguished Justice from Bench

 

AUGUST

 

AUGUST 9: CM Chin Announces Relocation of Citi Bike Station from Congestion Elizabeth Street 

AUGUST 4: Longtime Leader of Greek Jewish Community Honored with Co-Naming of Broome Street 'Hy Genee Way'

 

JULY

JULY 18: CM Chin Celebrates Family Day at Smith Houses and Grand Street Guild

JULY 15: CM Chin and BP Brewer Issue Statement in Response to DOI Report on Rivington House

JULY 14: CM Chin Joins Speaker Mark-Viverito to Honor Outgoing Governor's Island Trust President and CEO Leslie Koch

 

JUNE 

 

JUNE 28: CM Chin 'Gratified' by Decision to Freeze Rents, but Says 'We Must Do More' 

JUNE 15: CM Chin Reaches Agreement on Future of Water Street Arcade and Plaza Spaces

JUNE 9: CM Chin Announces Installation of New Traffic Light in Chinatown 

JUNE 1: CM Chin Responds to Report of Misleading Phone Solicitations Regarding Water Street Text Amendment

 

MAY

 

MAY 24: Council Member Chin, Advocates, and Seniors Call on Mayor De Blasio to Make Funding for NYC's Elderly a Top Priority

MAY 10: Council Members Chin and Mendez Join Tenant Advocates to Praise Prosecution of Notorious Landlord Steve Croman 

 

APRIL

 

April 20: Council Member Chin and Council Women's Caucus Celebrate Decision to Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

April 13: Majority of City Council Members Join Climate Justice Leaders, Community-Based Groups and Students to Support Amended Bill to Reduce Plastic Bag Waste

April 4: CM Chin Joins Transportation Committee Chair to Praise legislation to Exempt Press Vehicle from Parking Regulations

April 1: For the First Time in Recent Memory, Skies Over New York City to Be Free of Tourist Helicopters This Sunday

 

MARCH

 

MARCH 4: Council Members Chin & Vallone Urge City to Invest in Our Seniors

MARCH 3: CM Chin Praises $15 Living Wage for Alliance For Downtown NY Employees

MARCH 1: Survey Finds More Than 100,000 Low-Income Seniors Languishing On Waiting Lists for Housing on Average of 7 Years

 

FEBRUARY

 

FEBRUARY 24: Council Calls for More Assistance for Informal Caregivers

FEBRUARY 18: Council Member Chin Calls for Leniency for Peter Liang

FEBRUARY 12: Statement on Guilty Verdict in Case Against NYPD Officer Peter Liang

FEBRUARY 9: Council Member Chin Celebrates First Lunar New Year Recognized by NYC Schools

FEBRUARY 7: City Council Votes to Co-Name Bowling Green 'Evacuation Day Plaza'

FEBRUARY 5: Council Member Chin Issues Statement on Worth Street Crane Collapse

 

JANUARY

 

JANUARY 31: CM Chin Calls Agreement to Chop Tourist Helicopter Flights in Half 'A Huge Step Forward' 

JANUARY 25: CM Chin Praises A.G. Schneiderman for Reaching Settlement with Healthcare Provider Accused of Medicaid Fraud

JANUARY 19: Chin and Brewer Praise Fed Award of $176 Million in Resiliency Funding for Lower Manhattan

JANUARY 13: Council Member Chin Joins Chinatown Community Leaders to Announce IDNYC 'Pop-Up' Location

JANUARY 13: Council Member Chin Praises Cuomo's $20 Billion Housing Plan

JANUARY 6: Council Member Chin Applauds Manhattan DA for Successful Prosecution of Travel Scam Artists

2015

DECEMBER 

 

DECEMBER 22: Council Member Chin Applauds Mayor de Blasio for Action on Paid Parental Leave for Non-Union City Employees

DECEMBER 7: Council Member Chin Introduces Resolution Against Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER 24: Local Elected Officials Urge Feds to Award Storm Resiliency Funding

NOVEMBER 12: Tourist Helicopter Regulations Move Forward in City Council

NOVEMBER 6: Council Member Chin Congratulates Recipients of Building Service Workers Awards

 

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 29: Council Member Chin Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency about Availability of Artists' Loft Units

OCTOBER 16: Council Member Chin and Borough President Brewer Announce Bill to Limit Sightseeing Tour Buses Clogging Our Streets

OCTOBER 15: Council Member Chin Marks 'Go Purple Day' to Stop Domestic Violence

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER 30: Council Member Chin, Rodriguez, and Van Bramer Push to Strengthen Reporting of Crashes, Summonses Along Busy Truck Routes 

SEPTEMBER 18: Local Seniors Turn Out for Hearing on Affordable Housing at 21 Spring Street Site

SEPTEMBER 17: Council Member Chin Hosts Segment on Affordable Housing for Seniors

SEPTEMBER 9: Local Elected Officials Celebrate First Days of Classes at New Peck Slip School 

SEPTEMBER 8: Council Member Chin Unveils $135K Renovation of Soccer Field at Sara D. Roosevelt Park

 

AUGUST

AUGUST 27: Council Member Chin Joins Mayor de Blasio to Announce $100 Million City Commitment to Coastal Resiliency

AUGUST 24: Council Member Chin Praises DA Vance For Bringing Charges Against Travel Agency Scammer

 

JULY

 

JULY 30: Council Member Chin Joins Business Leaders to Welcome New Online Delivery Service to Lower Manhattan 

JULY 30: Joint Statement on Leadership of Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

JULY 23: Council Members Introduce Legislation to Regulate Tourist Helicopter Industry

JULY 15: NYPD Offers Up to $2,500 For Information about Hate Crime Committed in Chinatown

JULY 1: Council Member Chin Joins Council Colleagues to Announce More Than $20 Million in Additional Funding for Seniors

 

JUNE

 

JUNE 29: Council Member Chin Applauds Rent Guidelines Board Rent Freeze 

JUNE 29: Legislation by Council Member Chin, Cornegy and Speaker Mark-Viverito to Create Small Business Advocates Signed into Law 

JUNE 22: Council Member Chin Applauds Mayor de Blasio for Adding Lunar New Year to the School Calendar 

JUNE 18: Council Member Chin, Sponsor of City Council Resolution for Women on the $20, Responds to Women on $10

JUNE 17: Council Member Chin Condemns String of Hate Crimes Against Asian Women in Chinatown 

JUNE 16: Mayor Signs Bill by Council Members Chin, Rodriguez, and Van Bramer to Require New Vision Zero Traffic Study

JUNE 4: Chin & Vallone; Time to Stop Talking and Start Taking Action For Seniors

 

MAY 

 

MAY 18: Mayor Signs Bill to Require Comprehensive Annual Report on Hepatitis B & C

MAY 13: Council Member Chin & Women's Caucus Members Announce Resolution Calling for a Woman on the $20 Bill

 

APRIL 

 

APRIL 27: Council Members Chin & Vallone Call on Mayor de Blasio to Increase Senior Services Funding in FY16 Executive Budget

APRIL 17: Elected Officials Urge FCC and Verizon to Better Serve Senior Citizens and Provide Multilingual Access

APRIL 16: Council Members & Advocates Rally Before Vote on Resolution Calling on Congress to Renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

MARCH 

 

MARCH 31: Council Members Chin & Cornegy Introduce Legislation to Create NYC Small Business Advocate

MARCH 24: Council Members Chin & Vallone: A City Budget with No New Funding for Seniors is Not a Responsible Budget

 

FEBRUARY 

 

FEBRUARY 12: Council Member Chin Introduces Legislation to Require New Vision Zero Traffic Studies

 

 

JANUARY 

 

JANUARY 29: Council Member Chin Announces Renewed Push on Legislation to Hold Bad Landlords Accountable for Cost of Temporary Housing for Displaced Tenants

JANUARY 22: Council Members Chin & Ferreras Introduce Legislation to Boost Enrollment in NYC Rent Freeze Program (Also Known as SCRIE and DRIE)

January 22: Council Member Chin & Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling on State to Close Undemocratic Loophole in Charter School Approval Policy 

January 7: Council Member Chin & Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling on Federal Government to Reauthorize Zadroga 9/11 Heath & Compensation Act

2014

DECEMBER
 

DECEMBER 17: City Council Passes Landmark Legislation by Council Member Chin to Regulate Social Adult Day Care Centers

DECEMBER 10: Council Member Chin & Lower East Side Tenants Welcome Safety Improvements for South Street, Including New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signs Requested by Council Member Chin 

NOVEMBER 

 

NOVEMBER 25: Council Member Chin & Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Provide Greater Equality for Multi-Racial New Yorkers by Allowing Them to Identify as Multi-Racial on City Documents

NOVEMBER 13: Council Member Chin Introduces Legislation to Require City to Collect Noise Pollution Data and Publish Annual Report on Neighborhood Noise Levels

NOVEMBER 10: Council Member Chin, Families of Crash Victims, Lower Manhattan Community Leaders & Advocates Respond to Recent Pedestrian Deaths, Calling for Tougher Enforcement of Section 19-190 Against Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians or Cyclists With the Right of Way 

 

OCTOBER 

 

OCTOBER 23: Council Member Chin Calls for New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signage on South Street

OCTOBER 22: Council Member Chin Honors the Lower East Side's Emma Lazarus High School for Being Named Nation's Top School for Low-Income Students by Newsweek Magazine 

OCTOBER 8: Council Members Chin, Mendez & Rodriguez Call for Charges Against Driver Who Hit & Killed Senior Pedestrian Who Had the Right of Way 

OCTOBER 7: City Council Approves 19 E. Houston Street Development Plan After Council Member Chin Secures Major Concessions from Developer, Including Withdrawal of Application for Large-Scale Retail

 

SEPTEMBER 

 

SEPTEMBER 30: City Council Passes Legislation by Council Members Chin, Williams to Strengthen Penalties Against Landlords who Harass Tenants

SEPTEMBER 16: Students, Environmental Advocates & Council Members Rally for Legislation by Council Members Chin & Lander to Reduce Wasteful Plastic Bag Use in New York City

SEPTEMBER 15: New Stop Sign Coming to Busy Financial District Intersection, Following Request by Council Member Chin and Local Residents

SEPTEMBER 10: Council Member Chin Introduces Resolution Calling for Further Expansion of SCRIE (NYC Rent Freeze Program) to Help Keep Low-Income Seniors in Their Homes

AUGUST 

 

AUGUST 21: Council Member Chin Introduces Legislation to Provide Vital Protections to Street Vendors and Their Families

AUGUST 21: Council Member Chin Introduces Resolution Calling for Heating and Cooling Requirements to Prevent Unsafe Temperatures in New York City Schools

AUGUST 6: Council Members Chin & Lander Respond to False Claims About Their Legislation to Reduce Wasteful Plastic Bag Use in New York City

AUGUST 5: Council Member Chin Celebrates National Night Out with NYPD & Community Leaders

 

JULY 

JULY 25: Council Member Chin Joins Chinatown Partners and NYC Parks Department to Celebrate New Community Garden in Columbus Park Pavilion

JULY 21: Council Members Chin, Johnson and Koo Join Healthcare Providers and Advocates to Launch First-Ever Hepatitis B Awareness Week

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