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

COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE

Dear Neighbor,

The unprecedented global health crisis we’re facing right now demands all of us to do our part and make responsible decisions to protect ourselves, loved ones, and fellow New Yorkers from danger. As we adjust to this new reality, I want to make sure you’re connected with resources to get through this time. Updates are evolving by the minute, which can be overwhelming, so I hope this guide can help.

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HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT SENIOR CENTER

334 Madison Street, Lower Level / New York, NY  10002 / T: 212.349.2770

Sunday-Friday / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Pre-Packed Lunch & Dinner / Age 60+ Only

Must provide proof of age.  Family member, aide or neighbor can pick up meals for a senior, if they themselves are unable to get to the center.  Person picking up must provide the senior’s ID at the time of pick up.

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Chin bill creates strict City procedure to identify and remediate elemental mercury before approving risky ground work  

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT – Council Member Margaret S. Chin rallied with Downtown parents and school leaders today to celebrate the introduction of legislation to create strict City standards related to the exposure, testing and remediation of elemental mercury on properties adjacent to schools. 

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Led by CM Chin, bill will for the first time legally require DOE to regularly test DOE classrooms for lead

CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin passed historic legislation that will strengthen the City’s mechanisms to enforce against landlords who do not remediate lead upon turnover of a unit, and will also – for the first time – legally require the Department of Education to regularly inspect classrooms for lead.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Millennium High School faculty and students to celebrate the school’s victory in acquiring a new floor in its building. This expansion will offer an additional 25,000 square feet – with 5,000 square of physical education space – in the highly sought-after school.

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“For almost twenty years, the Rector Street Bridge has served as a lifeline to families and seniors crossing the West Side Highway and Hudson River Greenway. I firmly stand with 2,700 of my Lower Manhattan neighbors in urging the City and State to engage the community about alternatives to demolishing this transportation safety asset. While this conversation has dragged on for years, the community is still waiting for answers to critical questions.

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CHINATOWN – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined Confucius Plaza Management, Hamilton-Madison House staff and local seniors to announce the launch of a new Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) program at Confucius Plaza, a 44 year old complex in the heart of Chinatown that houses 762 households. The Joy Peace Center, operated by the Hamilton-Madison House, will offer social work and nursing services – as well as fitness, art and educational classes – to help older residents of Confucius Plaza age in place with health and dignity.

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NEW YORK – Council Members Margaret S. Chin, Mark Treyger, Chaim Deutsch and Peter Koo released the following statement in support of local community groups’ call to remove a Member of Community Education Council 22 for using an offensive racial slur in an email to over 150 Community Education Members across the City:

“Over the course of history, the Asian American community has been treated as an invisible group and subjected to racist slurs.

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CITY HALL – Today, the New York City Council passed a package of bills to curb placard abuse, which includes legislation sponsored by Council Member Chin to immediately revoke the placard of anyone guilty of misusing a City-issued placard more than three times or using a fraudulent placard once.

“Placard permits are a privilege, not an unfettered right.

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CITY HALL – Today, the New York City Council passed a resolution—secured by Council Member Margaret S. Chin—to preserve all 1,590 units of affordable housing at Knickerbocker Village for the next 50 years.

“Combating the housing crisis isn’t just about creating new affordable housing—it’s also about protecting the precious affordable housing stock already in place,” said Council Member Margaret S.

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