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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

CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Chin issued the following statement on her appointment to Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s Democratic leadership team:

“Now more than ever, our Council body needs diverse voices at the table to ensure that all communities – including women, communities of color and immigrants – are represented in our City’s budget and policy priorities.

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CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Chin issued the following statement on her reappointment to chair the New York City Council’s Committee on Aging:

“As Chair of the Committee on Aging, I joined advocates in the fight to give seniors, our City’s fastest growing demographic, an opportunity to age with dignity in the very neighborhoods they helped to build.

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CITY HALL –At a Stated Meeting held yesterday afternoon, City Council voted to pass legislation sponsored by Council Member Chin, which urges for deeper transparency in the social adult daycare (SADC) system. By requiring the Department for the Aging to create an online database for SADCs, tracking violations issued at any given daycare, and allowing individuals to directly submit their complaints to a DFTA SADC ombudsperson, Intro 1278-A  continues the Council’s efforts to address the needs of millions of caregivers across the City.

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CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Dan Garodnick and fellow City leaders and small business advocates to celebrate long-awaited reforms to the antiquated Commercial Rent Tax.

“Small businesses drive the unique character and vitality of neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan and across the City, and today, we are taking decisive action to protect them,”

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LOWER EAST SIDE – Council Member Margaret S. Chin released the following statement in response to NYCHA’s plans to restore gas at La Guardia Houses after the A and H lines at 280 Madison St. experienced a gas leak:

“Earlier this month, residents notified our office of a gas outage at 280 Madison at La Guardia Houses, impacting the residents of 32 apartments.

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LOWER EAST SIDE – Council Member Margaret S. Chin released the following statement in response to last night’s tragic hit-and-run that led to the death of a homeless member of the community:

“This is a heartbreaking loss, and I urge NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill to conduct a full investigation into the senseless hit-and-run incident that caused the death of one of our community’s most vulnerable members,”

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Fast Tracks Text Amendment by Chin & BP Brewer to Subject Out-of-Scale 2 Bridges Proposals to ULURP

CITY HALL – At a Stated Meeting held yesterday afternoon, New York City Council unanimously passed Council Member Margaret S. Chin’s legislation that would serve as a vital tool to strengthen residents’ efforts to fight against overdevelopment in their neighborhoods, without having to jump through bureaucratic hoops. 

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LOWER MANHATTAN – Council Member Margaret S. Chin released the following statement in response to today’s deadly terror attack on the Hudson River Park Bikeway in Lower Manhattan:

“My thoughts are with the families of the eight innocent victims who lost their lives and the dozens injured by this senseless and cowardly act of terror. I thank the Mayor, NYPD Commissioner O’

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CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following statement on the DOE’s newly announced efforts to combat bullying in schools, in light of the heartbreaking tragedy in the Bronx that led to a child’s death:

“For many of children, our City’s schools are a home away from home, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that our kids feel safe and cared for.

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