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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

“The last across-the-board increase in senior meal funding was in 2014, and that was to the tune of a paltry 25 cents for a regular meal and 50 cents for a kosher meal. Five years later, with more and more seniors depending on their neighborhood center for nutrition, we know that the urgency to invest in senior center meals has grown.

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Chin and Lander’s legislation part of City Council’s effort to reduce waste and combat disastrous effects of climate change

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York City Council passed legislation, 38-9, to include a 5-cent fee on disposable single-use bags not covered by the state’s recent agreement to ban plastic bags.

Intro 1527, sponsored by Council Members Margaret Chin and Brad Lander, will drive a significant reduction in single-use bag waste – especially waste from paper bags, which are not covered under the state’s ban.

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Momentum builds behind effort by Council Members Chin and Menchaca to update decades-old street vendor rules and regulations.

CITY HALL- Council Members Margaret S.Chin and Carlos Menchaca rallied today with street vendor, transportation and immigrant rights advocates ahead of a key Council hearing for historic reform legislation.

Council Member Chin and Menchaca’s bill, Intro 1116, aims to bring increased opportunities, fairness and consistent enforcement to a chaotic system created by a decades-old cap that has forced many vendors to turn to an underground market for licenses.

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New York, NY — New York City Council Members Margaret S. Chin and Brad Lander issued the following statement in response to the recent announcement that the New York State Legislature has agreed to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags:

“The days of the plastic bags in New York are, at last, coming to an end.

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Resiliency measure would seek to protect vulnerable neighborhoods from storm surge, sea level rise; funding sources remain unclear

NEW YORK —Council Member Margaret S. Chin responded to the release today of findings from a study regarding the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, which include a proposal to extend the shoreline of Lower Manhattan in the Financial and Seaport districts to protect these particularly vulnerable communities: 

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NEW YORK -In a packed model budget hearing, Council Member Margaret S. Chin, Chair of the Aging Committee, joined advocates and senior service providers to call for desperately-needed funding for senior center meals and kitchen staff.

“The meals senior centers serve have an enormous impact on the wellbeing of our older adult population,” said 

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I want to thank Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez for his decision to prosecute the cowardly murders of Fufai Pun, Tsz Mat Pun and Kheong Ng-Thang as a hate crime. I also want to thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit for its help on this case. The alleged perpetrator entered the Seaport Buffet motivated by a harmful racial stereotype of gender relations in my community, with a goal to massacre Asians.

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NEW YORK –In a joint hearing, Council Members Margaret S. Chin and Helen Rosenthal addressed an ongoing but, often unseen, crisis facing women as they age. Through the testimony of activists, experts, and representatives from the NYC Department for the Aging and the Commission on Gender Equity, the City Council was provided with a vivid and disturbing picture of the numerous economic challenges facing older women in New York City.

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On Tuesday, a man wielding a hammerattacked three Asian men working at the Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn. Tragically one of the men, Chef Fufai Pun, was killed in the attack. The other two men, Tsz Mat Pun and Kheong Ng-Thang remain in critical condition. The individual responsible for this brutal assault claimed to be inspired by an unnamed film depicting Chinese men abusing Chinese women.

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NEW YORK –After months of advocacy by parents, students, teachers, and Council Member Margaret S. Chin, P.S. 150, an award-winning school, will be allowed to renew its lease. The award-winning school is considered a jewel in the Tribeca neighborhood which is experiencing a huge demand for additional school seats. It was only a few months ago that the P.S. 150 parents, students, and teachers were informed that the building’s property owners, Vornado and Stellar Management, would evict the school at the end of the current academic year.

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