New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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New York Business Journal NYC Council Readies Legislation to Cap Uber, Lyft Drivers by Anthony Noto

NYC Council Readies Legislation to Cap Uber, Lyft Drivers

The New York City Council is expected to vote next month on a series of bills that address the impact of ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc.

Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side, said he was against the cap as well.

New York Business Journal Elected officials urge action against 'Billionaires' Row' towers, super-tall buildings by Lauren Clark

Elected officials urge action against 'Billionaires' Row' towers, super-tall buildings

Another perceived ally for community members in Councilman Ben Kallos, who held a public forum last week regarding the super-tall building structures. While Kallos represents a district spanning Sutton Place up to 100th Street and Roosevelt Island, he as voiced his concern for what could be described as the first "Billionaires' Row" suburb. A 90-story building located in Sutton Place is slated to rise 900 feet, outraging a community that believed it would be half as high.

Kallos is now pushing for a cap on buildings reaching over 500 feet in a residential area.

New York Business Journal 'Billionaires' Row' towers, super-tall buildings have gone far enough, says one councilman by Lauren Clark

'Billionaires' Row' towers, super-tall buildings have gone far enough, says one councilman

The way Ben Kallos, who represents District 5 in N.Y.C.'s City Council, sees it, towers looming more than 500 feet in a residential area — or, approximately 50 stories tall — have been putting residents in the dark for too long. To help solve this problem, the councilman will be holding a community forum tomorrow to discuss implementing a cap on super-tall buildings within residential areas.