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District 1

Margaret S. Chin

Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square

Resolutions heard by the Committee on Housing and Buildings call on Albany to close loopholes that pave the way for deregulation and loss of precious affordable homes

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following statement after voting to support a package of Council resolutions that call upon the New York State Legislature to pass reforms to extend rent stabilization, repeal vacancy decontrol and provide relief to thousands of tenants embattled with rising rents:

“In the midst of the affordable housing crisis plaguing New York City, residents are struggling to stay afloat and keep up with the rising costs of living. 

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CHINATOWN – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following statement in response to the disturbing discovery of sensitive personal items belonging to 85 Bowery tenants in a nearby dumpster:

“Joseph Betesh’s haphazard treatment of his tenants’ personal belongings is utterly disgusting. For nearly three months, through no fault of their own, the families of 85 Bowery have been forced to live a nightmare, and continue to face what seems like a never-ending timeline of repairs. 

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Renewed effort comes as L train shutdown concerns loom over already congested streets

CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer pushed forward legislation to limit the number of sightseeing tour buses clogging crowded city streets, polluting our air, and threatening the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

“For years, Downtown residents have demanded relief from seemingly endless lines of sightseeing tour buses – especially those that serve no other purpose than as oversized advertisements on clogged city streets,” said Council Member Chin.

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CITY HALL – “Sunday’s helicopter crash was a tragedy that claimed five innocent lives. We believe that the family and friends of the victims deserve answers from state and city – and especially federal – authorities who are responsible for the safety of everyone flying above our city. As the authors of tough legislation to severely limit helicopter flights, we renew our demand for accountability from government agencies and the helicopter tour industry.

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CITY HALL – Today, the Council’s Committee on Sanitation heard a legislative package to address our city’s rampant rat problem.  The package – which includes bills by Council Member Margaret S. Chin, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Chair of the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo and Public Advocate Letitia James –  would designate rat mitigation zones, create clear parameters for food service establishments and trash drop-offs in residential buildings, mandate rat abatement for the issuance of certain construction permits, and require the City to track progress in rat mitigation zones.

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 As 85 Bowery tenants receive updated timeline for repairs, elected call on City agencies to work ‘proactively’ as tenants approach the next stage in the fight to come home

CITY HALL – Upon the release of an updated court-ordered timeline for repair work, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined fellow elected officials to call on the City to take immediate steps to produce a clear and comprehensive plan for every displaced tenant of 85 Bowery to return home.

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CITY HALL – The New York City Council Women’s Caucus announced new leadership after Members unanimously elected Council Members Margaret S. Chin and Carlina Rivera to serve as Co-Chairs.

“I am so proud to receive the support of my sisters in New York City Council to Co-Chair the Women’s Caucus alongside Council Member Carlina Rivera,” said Council Member Margaret S.

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New legislative effort comes as tenants of 85 Bowery continue to struggle with displacement far from kids’ schools, workplaces and community support
Chin calls on landlord of 85 Bowery to pay for hotel rooms in Lower Manhattan for all tenants displaced by recent vacate order

CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Chin joined Council Member Robert Cornegy, Chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, Council Member Carlina Rivera and housing organizers from Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) to reintroduce legislation to make the worst landlords responsible for relocation costs of tenants forced from their homes.

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NEW YORK – Wednesday afternoon, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Margaret S. Chin officially filed paperwork at the Department of City Planning’s 120 Broadway intake office to amend the zoning text governing the Two Bridges neighborhood and protect the area from out-of-scale luxury developments made possible by the abuse of a zoning loophole. The application is the first submitted solely by elected officials in roughly 15 years.

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