December News: Breaking Ground on East River Greenway, New School Seats, Fighting Development with No Limit, Helping the Homeless, and ❄Holiday Party❄
This Thanksgiving and holiday season, I am most thankful for you, my constituents, and our partnership as we work together to make our city great. Please join us for some cheer at a new location for our annual Holiday Party.
In November we broke ground on the $100 million East River Greenway to extend the East River Esplanade south from 61st to 53rd Street. With the $275 million in funding we've secured, a frequent complaint has been how long these projects take, which is why I chaired a hearing on parks projects delays and was flabbergasted by one answer.
We opened 50 new K-12 school seats at Children's Academy and remain focused on getting GPS trackers on school buses before the next winter storm.
We joined advocates throughout the borough to stand up to Albany Assembly Members proposing buildings in Manhattan with no limits on height or density. We continued investigating how to limit supertalls for billionaires with a tour of mechanical voids in commercial districts, which are still unprotected.
As it gets cold outside and we enter the giving season, it is only natural to think of what we can do for more than 60,000 homeless in our city which is why I've backed a proposal to set aside 24,000 new units for the homeless. I will also be holding an oversight hearing on homeless service contracts and invite anyone who has experience with our city's homeless shelters.
Tuesday, December 17, 6pm – 8pm
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, January 26, 1pm – 3pm
State of the District