Council report “Planning to Learn: The School Building Challenge.”

The Education, Finance and Land Use Committees held a joint hearing to review the Council report “Planning to Learn: The School Building Challenge.”

We caught up with Council Member Mark Treyger to discuss the important and complex issue of school siting in NYC.

Committee on the Justice System

Council Member Rory I. Lancman chaired an oversight hearing on investigations and prosecutions of low wage theft in New York City.

#FairFares: rally for reduced-priced MetroCards

Low-income New Yorkers shouldn’t have to choose between paying for the MetroCard they need to get to work and buying food for their families.
I think we need #FairFares ASAP. Will you let me know what you think?
The plan would provide half price MetroCards to New Yorkers living below the federal poverty line, which is an annual income of about $25K for a family of four. READ MORE