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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

NEW YORK – Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin released the following statement of solidarity to all those in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, and their families in New York City waiting to hear back from their loved ones.

“My heart goes out to Puerto Rico as the islands begin the painful process of rebuilding after Hurricane Maria.

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CM Chin secured $600,000 to fund reconstruction

SEWARD PARK – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined with Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner Bill Castro to unveil newly reconstructed basketball courts at Seward Park.

Council Member Chin said, “I am proud to have played a role in the restoration of of one of our City’s most prized parks.

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Calls today’s announcement “an important step” in longtime community effort to win back full access to vital thoroughfare, which was completely closed to civilian traffic after 9/11 attacks

NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined City officials to unveil a new multi-agency project that will expand access to Park Row for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Part of historic Stand for Tenant Safety package, which includes 11 bills that increase protections for tenants
Intro 918 will serve as first line of defense against predatory landlords who self-certify illegal construction to drive residents out of their homes

NEW YORK – Today, as part of the signing of the Stand for Tenant Safety package, Mayor de Blasio signed a groundbreaking bill authored by Council Member Margaret S.

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LOWER EAST SIDE – Last Saturday, community leaders and elected officials gathered to unveil the renaming of the Smith Houses basketball Court to honor Michael C. Williams, a dearly beloved coach and role model in the Lower Manhattan Community.

“The dedicated efforts made by our local leaders to achieve this weekend’s basketball court renaming are testament to the pivotal role Coach Williams played in building our community and empowering our City’s youth,” said Council Member Chin.

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Fulfilling her promise to the community, CM Chin introduces legislation that fast tracks certain land use applications, including an imminent text amendment that would subject Two Bridges proposals to real public review

NEW YORK – Today, Councilwoman Margaret Chin introduced legislation that would put an effort to halt three proposed mega-developments on the fast track to approval.

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Agreement includes vital quality of life conditions and a cap of 10,000 square feet to address proliferation of large-scale retail in this historic and iconic community

NEW YORK – Council Member Margaret S. Chin and Community Board 2 Chair Terri Cude released the following statement after securing an agreement at 462 Broadway that restricts individual retail establishments from exceeding 10,000 square feet of selling space, and sets strict quality of life regulations determined by the Community Board:

“The SoHo community is under daily siege by illegal large-scale retail.

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Vandals knocked down 70 headstones and graffitied “Ching chong” and “F**k the NYPD” across Asian section of Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn
Incident occurred one week after man was recorded screaming violent anti-Asian threats on subway

NEW YORK – Council Members Margaret S. Chin and Peter Koo released the following statement urging New Yorkers to come forward with any information regarding anti-Asian vandalism in the Brooklyn cemetery where fallen Chinese American NYPD Det.

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NYC makes history with passage of Stand for Tenant Safety Package, which includes CM Chin’s bill to prevent landlord harassment through illegal construction

CITY HALL – Today, the New York City Council voted to pass eleven of the twelve tenants’ rights bills in the Stand for Tenant Safety Package (STS), which includes legislation by Council Member Margaret S.

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CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following statement regarding today’s Council hearing on the growing transit crisis.

“I join my fellow Council Members in urging the MTA to act now to make system-wide changes and consider a reliable funding stream of revenue to pay for the long-term solutions New Yorkers urgently need.

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