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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

Originally Posted on December 17, 2014 

Legislation Brings Desperately Needed Oversight and Enforcement for All Social Adult Day Care Centers, Protecting Vulnerable Seniors and Public Funds

Today, the New York City Council passed legislation by Council Member Margaret Chin, chair of the Council’s Aging Committee, to create oversight for all of the city’s social adult day care centers.

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Originally Posted on December 10, 2014 

New Safety Measures Are Result of Strong Collaboration between the Department of Transportation, Council Member Chin and Lower East Side residents

Today, City Council Member Margaret Chin and Lower East Side tenants praised the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) for working with the community and taking new steps to improve pedestrian safety along South Street.

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Originally Posted on November 25, 2014 

Current City Documents Force Multi-Racial New Yorkers to “Check One Box” Instead of Allowing Them to Identify as Multi-Racial — This MUST Change!

Today, Council Members Margaret Chin, Corey Johnson, Ben Kallos and Mark Levine introduced legislation (Int. 551) to allow multi-racial New Yorkers to identify as more than one race on city agency documents.

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Originally Posted on November 13, 2014

Monitoring noise at community level and publishing annual report will create a more proactive, publicly accessible approach to handling noise concerns and protecting public health and quality of life throughout New York City

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin introduced new legislation at tomorrow’s City Council stated meeting that would require the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to collect data on noise pollution throughout the city and publish an annual report based on that data.

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Originally Posted on November 10, 2014 

4 pedestrian deaths in 2 months in Lower Manhattan, including 2 on Canal Street

Council Member Chin continues to call for tougher enforcement of Section 19-190 against drivers who hit pedestrians or cyclists with the right of way

Council Member Chin drafting bill to require Department of Transportation study of how pedestrian safety is negatively impacted along New York City’s major truck routes

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin joined families of crash victims, community leaders and street safety advocates to bring attention to the recent series of tragic pedestrian deaths in Lower Manhattan, call for greater enforcement against drivers, and announce new legislation aimed at reevaluating pedestrian safety on Canal Street.

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Originally Posted on October 23, 2104 

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin sent a letter to NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, calling for new speed limit signage to be installed on portions of South Street and West Street in Lower Manhattan as part of the City’s rollout of the new 25 mph default speed limit on November 7.

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Originally Posted on October 22, 2014 

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin presented a City Council proclamation to the principal, staff, students and parents of Emma Lazarus High School to honor the school for being named the nation’s #1 high school for low-income students by Newsweek magazine.

Emma Lazarus High School, located at 100 Hester Street on the Lower East Side, serves students who are learning English as a second language and who generally come from immigrant families.

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Originally Posted on October 8, 2014 

COUNCIL MEMBERS CHIN, MENDEZ AND RODRIGUEZ URGE NYPD TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST DRIVER WHO HIT AND KILLED SENIOR CITIZEN WHILE DISREGARDING PEDESTRIAN RIGHT OF WAY

Today, Council Members Margaret Chin, Rosie Mendez and Ydanis Rodriguez sent a letter to NYPD Transportation Chief Thomas Chan in which they called for charges to be filed against the rental van driver who hit and killed 82-year-old Sui Leung in Lower Manhattan on September 25.

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Originally Posted on October 7, 2014 

Developer Agrees to Withdraw Application for Third-Floor Retail and Expand Sidewalk at the Site, Following the Wishes of Council Member Chin and Community Board 2

Today, the City Council voted to approve Universal Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) applications by the developer Madison Capital for a new six-story commercial building at 19 East Houston Street, after Council Member Margaret Chin successfully pushed the developer to withdraw its widely unpopular application for a special permit for large-scale retail that would have included retail use up to the third floor of the building.

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Originally Posted on September 23, 2014

Landlords Found Guilty of Tenant Harassment Will Now Be Fined up to $10,000 Per Apartment and Listed by Name as Offenders on HPD Website

Today, the New York City Council passed legislation by Council Members Margaret Chin and Jumaane D. Williams that will double the maximum fines for landlords found guilty of tenant harassment, and will force those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the website of the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

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