Hundreds of people braved the rain to attend “Make Manhattan Mine,” my special event focused on how we can make Manhattan more age-friendly, as NYC’s senior population is projected to grow by close to 500,000 people by 2040.
We kicked the afternoon off with a brain-storm session on initiatives that would help seniors in their day-to-day lives, and then held workshops on transportation, open space, and accessibility; a streetscape design… Read more
With Manhattan’s senior population growing steadily, we have to make sure that older adults are supported as they continue to age. Coined by the World Health Organization (WHO), the term “age-friendly” refers to strategies that enable seniors to be active, participate in our community, and stay connected with people who are important to them.
Make Manhattan Mine is my new age-friendly initiative to make the borough a better place to… Read more
The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project will fortify Manhattan’s coastline between Montgomery and 25th Streets from coastal flooding while making the waterfront more accessible to the public. The NYC Department of Design and Construction will present the plan, followed by testimony from all those interested.
I’m holding a public hearing on the Manhattan component of the Mayor’s borough-based jails plan as part of my effort to ensure the broader community has robust input and to inform the formal ULURP opinion I’ll issue early next month.
June is the start of the unofficial “parade season” and I enjoy walking as much of each parade route as possible—and I always want to march with friends! Please join me at this month’s parades...
We covered a lot at my State of the Borough event focused on what an urban agenda looks like today, like expanding broadband access, improving bus service, addressing gentrification, and improving immigrant graduation rates.
I spoke about the work my office is doing and moderated a panel featuring former Counsel to Mayor de Blasio Maya Wiley, former Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, Center for an Urban Future chief Jonathan… Read more
There are still tickets available to my State of the Borough event at 2 pm this Sunday at NYU’s Skirball Center! The event will focus on present-day urban policy, featuring a panel discussion with an expert group of guests. Can’t make it? The event will be live-streamed by the Manhattan News Network and posted on my Facebook page. You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #SOTB2019 and #UrbanPolicyNow
How can city government work better for Manhattan? The NYC Charter is the city’s constitution and sets out how the city makes decisions. It’s an important document, but it hasn’t had a serious review in 30 years — so it’s due for a major overhaul.
If you or your organization have ideas about what needs changing, start writing testimony now and plan to attend on Wednesday — the first hearing… Read more
Growing older shouldn’t solely be about loss of abilities – it can be a time of enrichment and new growth. By 2030, it’s estimated that New York City’s 65-and-over population will be nearly double what it was in 2010. As this population grows and people live longer, staying culturally engaged is life-enhancing—and easy to do in a city as vibrant as New York.
That’s why my office sponsored “Aging … Read more