I hope you had a healthy and happy Thanksgiving, as we did. We celebrated a very special holiday with our NYCHA residents, with Lexington Houses residents receiving new stoves from my office's funding (and an untimely gas outage was fixed ahead of Thanksgiving) and free turkeys from the New York Common Pantry for the residents of Robins Plaza and Stanley Isaacs and Holmes Towers.
As the holiday season continues, we are partnering with Chabad Upper East Side to provide free menorahs that you can pick up from our office. And of course, I invite you to join us at our holiday party on Thursday, December 17, 5pm-7pm, in our District Office at 244 E 93rd Street. I hope you can attend, and please remember to RSVP.
This month we kept up the campaign against superscrapers, including in testimony on the Mayor’s zoning proposals, held a public hearing on legislation to recover $1.6 billion in outstanding debt to the city, and passed a law I introduced.
Here on the East Side, we continued the battle against the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station with a bill requiring air quality monitoring, announced a master plan for the East River Esplanade from 62nd Street to 78th Street and are giving you a chance to decide how we spend over $1 million in City Council District 5 funding at Carl Schurz Park at a visioning session on December 15.
I hope to see you at my office for First Friday or Policy Night or at our rent freeze screening on Roosevelt Island on Monday, December 7. And as we approach the new year, please save January 10 at 1pm on your calendar for our annual State of the District event.
I am thankful to have this amazing job as your council member. What are you most thankful for this holiday season?
TABLE of CONTENTS
- Building and Preserving Neighborhoods for All New Yorkers
- Recovering $1.6 Billion in Debt to the City
- Marine Transfer Station Air Quality
- Getting "Dark Money" Out of Our Elections
- A Happy Thanksgiving at NYCHA
HOUSING and ZONING
- Do You Qualify to Have Your Rent Frozen?
- $2.6 Billion for Supportive Housing
- Identifying Affordable Housing Hidden by Bad Landlords
- Worst Landlords
- Preserving an Historic House at 412 E 85th Street
PARKS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, and the ENVIRONMENT
- New Playground for Carl Schurz Park
- East River Esplanade Visioning
- FDR Renovations Completed
- Funding for the Second Avenue Subway
- Beyond Coal
GOOD GOVERNMENT and EQUALITY
- 86th Street Business Improvement District
- Community Board Applications
- Free Menorahs in My District Office
- Papal Appeal
- Big Apple Circus
- Gifford Miller’s Portrait at City Hall
- Legislative Corner
- In the Neighborhood
- Here to Help
- Legal Clinics
- Mobile District Hours
- Ben in Your Building
- City Council Events