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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

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret S. Chin introduced a legislative package to tackle age discrimination in the workforce.  The bills – which forces the City to employ new tools to test for cases of age discrimination, build resources for workforce development and advocacy for older adults, and expands outreach and training – seek to reinforce New York City’s commitment to build a truly age-friendly city where older workers feel safe and supported in their jobs.

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DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN –  With the friends and family of Elizabeth H. Berger in attendance, Council Member Margaret S. Chin today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza. This new .68 acre unified park will transform the area into a “village green” dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth H. Berger, the former president of the Downtown Alliance, who initiated the planning for this project.

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Senior food access bill is part of Council-wide package on food justice

CITY HALL – Last week, Council Member Margaret S. Chin introduced legislation to require the City to create a plan to combat food insecurity among older New Yorkers living in isolation. Intro 1659 calls on the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to identify the specific barriers keeping eligible seniors from enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

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NEW YORK – Judge Arthur Engoron on Thursday ruled in favor of the New York City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer in their lawsuit contending that the proposed mega tower developments in the Two Bridges neighborhood must go through the public review process.

In 2016, the Department of City Planning contended in a ‘staff level determination’

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NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Council voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which includes a historic across-the-board $15 million investment in senior center meals funding and a total of $4.4 million in City Council enhancements for existing senior initiatives.

“With the older population anticipated to boom within the next several years, our City cannot ignore the urgency of securing food justice for all New Yorkers, especially as more and more seniors rely on their local senior center for their only nutritious meal of the day.

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NEW YORK-Wednesday morning, Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer were joined by advocates to rally supporters before a hearing regarding the lawsuit Brewer and the New York City Council filed against the City and the developers of the site.
The Department of City Planning contended in a 2016 ‘staff level determination’ that the proposed projects for the Two Bridges site, which would soar over the current low-rise neighborhood as tall as 80 stories — are merely “minor modifications”

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NewYork, NY — On the eve of the seventeen year anniversary marking the end of recovery operations at Ground Zero, Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Margaret Chin rallied with fellow elected officials, advocates, and supporters to call on Congress to pass the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R.1327/S.546) sponsored by New York Congresswoman Carolyn B.

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“Our public transportation system was built to serve all New Yorkers—and that includes the most vulnerable people such as older adults and mobility-challenged residents. I am proud to have worked alongside my elected colleagues and community stakeholders to push for a bus system that does not force mobility-challenged New Yorkers to walk long distances in the cold, rain or heat.

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