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

Council Members Chin, Vallone and Rosenthal Declare Victory for Seniors and Human Services Organizations

CIVIC CENTER – Today, New York City Council Members Margaret S. Chin, Paul Vallone and Helen Rosenthal declared victory after successfully fighting for increases in funding for senior services and to ‘right-size’ human services contracts. On June 6, 2017, the New York City Council voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which includes an historic $22.89 million in permanent funding for senior services and a $30.3 million increase to ‘right-size’ contracts for human services organizations. READ MORE

Council Calls for More Assistance for Informal Caregivers

Originally Posted on February 24, 2016 

Legislation introduced today instructs City to find ways to assist New Yorkers struggling to take care of aging family members

In the latest effort to address the needs of a growing senior population, Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan), Council Member Debi Rose (D-North Shore/Staten Island) and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced legislation today that would call on the City to develop a comprehensive plan to address the needs of a growing number of informal caregivers. READ MORE

Council Member Chin Calls for Leniency for Peter Liang

Originally Posted on February 18, 2016

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) released the following statement regarding the sentencing of Peter Liang, who was convicted last week by a Brooklyn jury on the top charge of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree in the tragic death of Akai Gurley in November 2014:

“Today, I have asked my Council colleagues to join me to ask for leniency in the case involving Peter Liang. READ MORE

Statement on Guilty Verdict in Case Against NYPD Officer Peter Liang

Originally Posed on February 12, 2016 

CITY HALL – Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) released the following statement in the wake of a guilty verdict reached Thursday against NYPD Officer Peter Liang in Brooklyn:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Akai Gurley, and Officer Liang’s family, friends and supporters. READ MORE

Council Member Chin Celebrates First Lunar New Year Recognized by NYC Schools

Originally Posted on February 9, 2016

Holiday celebrated by approximately 15 percent of NYC public school students is added to the calendar of the largest public school system in the nation

CHINATOWN – Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) on Monday celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year with a slate of new and traditional activities made all the more special by the addition of this important holiday to the school calendar. READ MORE

Council Member Chin Issues Statement on Worth Street Crane Collapse

Originally Posted on February 5, 2016

TRIBECA – Council Member Margaret Chin released the following statement in the wake of a crane collapse Friday morning that killed one person and injured two on Worth Street in TriBeCa:

“First and foremost, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and injured in today’s crane collapse, and my thanks to our first responders for their hard work. READ MORE

CM Chin Calls Agreement to Chop Tourist Helicopter Flights in Half “A Huge Step Forward’

Originally Posted on January 31, 2016 

Today’s agreement will also prohibit tourist helicopter flights on Sundays beginning April 1

LOWER MANHATTAN – Today, Council Member Margaret Chin joined her Council colleagues in welcoming an announcement of steep reductions in the number of tourist helicopter flights, the establishment of noise and air quality monitoring, and a ban on all tourist helicopter flights on Sundays beginning April 1:

Today’s announcementREAD MORE

CM Chin Praises A.G. Schneiderman for Reaching Settlement With Healthcare Provider Accused of Medicaid Fraud

Originally Posted on January 25, 2016

Centerlight Healthcare to pay $47 million for improperly using social day care centers to enroll ineligible members

NEW YORK- Today, Council Member Margaret Chin applauded a $47 million settlement between Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office and Centerlight Healthcare over allegations that the senior healthcare provider had fraudulently billed Medicaid for services that were not given to more than 1,200 patients. READ MORE

Chin and Brewer Praise Fed Award of $176 Million in Resiliency Funding for Lower Manhattan

Originally Posted on January 19, 2016 

LOWER MANHATTAN – Today, Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, co-authors of Res. 909 in support of the City’s application for a National Disaster Resiliency Competition award, praised the announcement Monday of $176 million in badly needed funding for flood control measures in Lower Manhattan:

“As authors of a resolution in support of the City’s application for critical federal funding to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding, we are gratified by HUD’s decision to award $176 million for badly needed resiliency measures. READ MORE

Council Member Chin Joins Chinatown Community Leaders to Announce IDNYC “POP-UP” Location

Originally Posted on January 13, 2015 

New, convenient location in the heart of Chinatown connects Chinese community with the many benefits and services that IDNYC provides

New York, NY— Council Member Margaret Chin joined the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the NYPD’s 5th Precinct, and members of the Chinese community to announce a new pop-up location in Confucius Plaza for IDNYC – the City’s successful free form of identification that has quickly grown to be the largest municipal ID program in the country. READ MORE