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 Joins Community to Celebrate Henry Street Settlement Firehouse Groundbreaking

LOWER EAST SIDE – Last Friday, Council Member Chin joined community residents and advocates to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new neighborhood resource center located at the site of the former firehouse at 269 Henry Street.

“Today marks a hard won community-led victory, and an exciting new chapter for Henry Street Settlement,” said Council Member Chin. READ MORE

CM Chin’s Statement in Response to Tragic Hit-and-Run Death on Delancey

LOWER EAST SIDE – Council Member Margaret S. Chin released the following statement in response to last night’s tragic hit-and-run that led to the death of a homeless member of the community:

“This is a heartbreaking loss, and I urge NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill to conduct a full investigation into the senseless hit-and-run incident that caused the death of one of our community’s most vulnerable members,” READ MORE

City Council Passes CM Chin’s Legislation to Strengthen Community’s Efforts to Fight Overdevelopment

Fast Tracks Text Amendment by Chin & BP Brewer to Subject Out-of-Scale 2 Bridges Proposals to ULURP

CITY HALL – At a Stated Meeting held yesterday afternoon, New York City Council unanimously passed Council Member Margaret S. Chin’s legislation that would serve as a vital tool to strengthen residents’ efforts to fight against overdevelopment in their neighborhoods, without having to jump through bureaucratic hoops.  READ MORE

Statement from CM Chin in Response to Today’s Terror Attack

LOWER MANHATTAN – Council Member Margaret S. Chin released the following statement in response to today’s deadly terror attack on the Hudson River Park Bikeway in Lower Manhattan:

“My thoughts are with the families of the eight innocent victims who lost their lives and the dozens injured by this senseless and cowardly act of terror. I thank the Mayor, NYPD Commissioner O’ READ MORE

Statement from CM Chin on City’s Anti-Bullying Initiatives

CITY HALL – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin issued the following statement on the DOE’s newly announced efforts to combat bullying in schools, in light of the heartbreaking tragedy in the Bronx that led to a child’s death:

“For many of children, our City’s schools are a home away from home, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that our kids feel safe and cared for. READ MORE

CM Chin Joins Community to Mark 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at High Water Mark Sign Unveiling

TWO BRIDGES – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined Commissioner Joseph Esposito of the NYC Office of Emergency Management and Lower Manhattan community leaders to recognize the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at the unveiling of a high water mark sign at Pier 35. Marking 5 feet tall, the sign indicates the maximum level of storm surge waters in the area. READ MORE

Lower Manhattan Unites for Puerto Rico at Hurricane Maria Fundraiser Concert

In response to the inadequate Federal response to the disaster, CM Chin, Rep. Velazquez & DL Daisy Paez rally residents to resist & keep Trump accountable 

EAST RIVER PARK – Yesterday, residents from all corners of Lower Manhattan came together to show their strong solidarity for Puerto Rico. Including an impressive lineup of Latino performers and special guests, the Lower East Side Puerto Rico Unidos Benefit Concert, coordinated by District Leader Daisy Paez, was an opportunity for community members to heal, mobilize and raise support for relief and rehabilitation efforts. READ MORE

CM Chin Urges NYPD to Conduct Full Investigation into Hit-and-Run Death of EMT Kevin Liang

NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin urged NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill to conduct a full and comprehensive investigation into the devastating hit-and-run incident that led to the death of off-duty FDNY medic Kevin Liang on the Kosciuszko Bridge.

“Kevin Liang will be recognized as a hero who dedicated himself to saving the lives of his fellow New Yorkers,” READ MORE

CM Chin Joins BP Brewer to File Rare Text Amendment to Protect Two Bridges from Out-of-Scale Luxury Development

NEW YORK – Late last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Margaret S. Chin filed with the Department of City Planning to formally request a zoning text amendment to protect the Two Bridges neighborhood from new, out-of-scale luxury development. The application is the first submitted solely by elected officials in nearly 15 years.

“Council Member Chin and I have been down this road before: when we see loopholes in the law that hurt our communities, we act to close them,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. READ MORE

CM Chin Argues for Long Term Investment in New York City’s Seniors at ‘State of NY Health’ Panel

NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin joined healthcare leaders at City & State NY’s “State of NY Health” forum to discuss her advocacy as Chair of the Committee on Aging and her work to address the challenges and opportunities of creating an age-friendly City.

“Today’s forum was a space to not only discuss our strides to make 2017 the ‘Year of the Senior,’ but also remind other healthcare professionals that we need to invest in holistic programs, better coordination among our medical, social, and government networks, and more affordable senior housing in order to address the needs of our City’s growing senior population,” said Council Member Chin. READ MORE