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

CM Chin Celebrates Historic Investments in Senior Meals, Senior Center Repairs & Nursing Services in FY 2020 Budget

NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Council voted to pass the theFiscal 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. READ MORE

CM Chin, BP Brewer Rally Supporters Before Hearing of Two Bridges Lawsuit

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” READ MORE

Council Members, Advocates, and Supporters Call On Congress to Permanently Fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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. READ MORE

Statement From Council Member Margaret S. Chin on Restoration of Critical Grand Street Stops on M14A Bus Line

“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. READ MORE

Bill To Enact Small Fee On Disposable Bags Passes As Part Of NYC’s ‘Green New Deal’

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. READ MORE

Vendor Reform Bill Moves Forward in City Council

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. READ MORE

Statement of City Council Members Margaret Chin and Brad Lander on Albany Legislation to Ban Plastic Bags, and the Ongoing Effort to Reduce Bag Waste in New York

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. READ MORE

Council Member Chin Responds to Proposal to Extend Shoreline of Lower Manhattan

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:  READ MORE

Calling on the Mayor to Build a Fairer City for All Ages, CM Chin Holds Hearing on Underfunded Senior Centers & Kitchen Staff

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  READ MORE