Testimony

 

Date Title
02/13/2019 Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2019 Annual PHA Plan, before the New York City Housing Authority
02/12/2019 Regarding the Commission on Public Information and Communication (COPIC), before the NYC Council Committee on Technology
01/23/2019 East Side Coastal Resiliency, before the NYC Council Committees on Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation
01/03/2019 Full Comments on Proposed Changes to the NYC Charter, to the 2019 Charter Revision Commission
12/10/2018 Public Comment on Federal Dept. of Homeland Security’s Proposed “Public Charge” Rule Change, to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
12/05/2018 Regarding Proposed FCC Rules on Public, Educational, and Government Access Channels (PEGs), before the NYC Council Committee on Technology
12/03/2018 MTA’s Deferral of Bus Service Improvements, before the MTA Board of Trustees Finance Committee
11/27/2018 Proposed Mass Transit Fare Hikes, before the MTA
11/15/2018 Special Garment Center Zoning Text Amendment, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
10/30/2018 NYCHA Development and Privatization, before the City Council Committee on Public Housing
10/25/2018 Draft Scope of Work for the Borough-Based Jail System, to the NYC Dept. of Correction
10/23/2018 Property Tax Reform, before the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform
10/17/2018 Two Bridges “Minor Modification” Applications, before the NYC City Planning Commission
10/03/2018 Changes to Driver Pay Rules, before the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
09/27/2018 Proposals for Charter Revision, before the 2019 Charter Revision Commission
09/26/2018 Special Garment Center Zoning Text Amendment, before the City Planning Commission
09/17/2018 27 East 4th Street (Kaladop II Park Corp), before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
08/14/2018 Central Harlem West 130-132nd Street Historic District, before the NYC Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
08/07/2018 Public Comment on Proposed Information Collection for the 2020 Census, submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce
07/24/2018 City Charter Revision, before the 2018 New York City Charter Revision Commission
07/10/2018 Special Inwood District Rezoning, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
07/10/2018 14th Street Tech Hub Land Use Applications, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
07/09/2018 Street Vendor Letter Grades, before the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
06/27/2018 L Train Shutdown Planning and Mitigation, before the City Council Committee on Transportation
06/19/2018 Intro 380, Diapers, and Childcare, before the City Council Committees on Women and Governmental Operations
06/19/2018 Testimony before the Rent Guidelines Board
05/22/2018 Comments on the Draft Public Housing Agency Plan for FY 2019, before the New York City Housing Authority Board
04/16/2018 On Investigations and Prosecutions of Low Wage Theft, to City Council Committee on the Justice System
03/27/2018 Rules Amendments, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
02/12/2018 Proposed Closure of High School for Health Careers and Sciences, to NYC Board of Education
02/06/2018 Heat and Hot Water Failures in NYCHA Housing, Committee on Public Housing and Committee on Oversight and Investigations
01/03/2018

Cal. No. 13 – 66 Allen Street, ULURP Application C 170068 ZSM, to City Planning Commission

12/27/17 Second Term Swearing-in
12/14/17 Vacant Storefronts, to City Council Committee on Economic Development
12/12/17 Homeownership and HPD Programs, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
11/22/17 Statues and Monuments, to Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers
11/15/17 Pregnancy Service Centers, to City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs
10/30/17 Summer Meals Information, to City Council Committee on Education
10/11/17 East Harlem Rezoning and Sendero Verde, to City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franches
09/20/17 On Annual Open Data Plan, to City Council Committee on Technology
09/06/17 On Draft FY 2018 Annual Public Housing Agency Plan, to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
08/23/17 On Rezoning East Harlem and Sendero Verde/East 111th Street, to City Planning Commission
08/08/17 Improving the MTA’s Subway System, to City Council Committee on Transportation
08/07/17 Amendments to Inclusionary Housing Rules, to NYC Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development.
06/27/17 On the Impacts of American Health Care Act on New Yorkers, to People’s Hearing on Health Care, Public Advocate Tish James
06/06/17 312-322 Canal Street, Tribeca East Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
06/05/17 How New York City Can Better Address Congestion, to City Council Committee on Transportation
04/27/17 Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) Program and Affordable Neighborhood cooperative Program (ANCP), to CIty Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
04/25/17 Paid Sick Leave, to Westchester County Board of Legislators
04/25/17 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Hotel Interiors, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
04/19/17 Sexual Education Task Force, to City Council Education Committee
04/05/17 Morningside Heights Historic District, to the City Planning Commission
03/13/17 Community Board Budget Increase Request, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
02/28/17 School Planning and Siting, to City Council Education and Finance Committee
02/27/17 Landmarks Backlog, to City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public SIting, and Maritime Uses
02/13/17 Commercial Rent Tax, to City Council Finance Committee
01/31/17 Construction Safety Act, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
01/26/17 Vision Zero Progress and Needs, to City Council Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
01/17/17 East Harlem Rezoning Plan, to New York City Department of City Planning
01/11/17 Reauthorization of the New York City Tax Lien Sale Program, to City Council Committee on Finance
01/10/17 Impact of Increased Security for President-Elect Upon Local Businesses and the City as a Whole, to City Council Committee on Economic Development
01/05/17 Proposed Rule Changes on Driver Fatigue, to Taxi and Limousine Commission
12/13/16 Mass Transit Fare Increases, to Metropolitan Transportation Authority
12/06/16 Proposed Morningside Heights Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
11/29/16 Proposed Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
11/15/16 44 West 95th Street Modifications, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
10/13/16 Street Festivals, to Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management
10/11/16 American Museum of Natural History Gilder Center, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/30/16 Promoting Retail Diversity and Preserving Neighborhood Character, to City Council Committee on Small Business and Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises
09/29/16 Deed Restriction Reform Legislation and Rivington House Deed Removal, to City Council Committees on Governmental Operations and Investigations
09/27/16 Draft Scope of Work for the 126th Street Bus Depot Proposed Project, to Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
09/26/16 Sightseeing Bus Licensing, to City Council Committees on Transportation & Consumer Affairs
09/26/16 Building Numbers, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
09/26/16 Right to Counsel, to City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services
09/22/16 Greater East Midtown Rezoning Draft Scope of Work, to New York City Department of City Planning
09/22/16 Port Authority Bus Terminal Re-Design, to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board
09/21/16 Open Data Portal, to City Council Committee on Technology
09/21/16 Career and Technical Education School Programs, to City Council Committee on Education
09/20/16 Hopper-Gibbons House Application, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/15/16 Vacant Properties, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
09/07/16 Adorama Building Special Permit & MIH, to New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
08/24/16 St. John’s Terminal and Hudson River Park Trust Developments, to New York City Planning Commission
08/09/16 Rule Changes for Derelict Bicycle Removal, to New York City Department of Sanitation
08/03/16 FY17 Draft PHA Agency Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
07/21/16 Port Authority Bus Terminal International Design & Deliverability Competition, to Port Authority Board
06/29/16 Publicly Owned Private Spaces (“POPS”) Oversight and Int. 1219, to City Council Committee on Land Use
06/22/16 “Adorama Building” Special Permit (Whether Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Should Apply), to New York City Planning Commission
06/20/16 Rent Rollback, to New York City Rent Guidelines Board
05/25/16 Mitchell-Lama Housing Developments, to State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama
05/24/16 FY17 Executive Budget, to City Council Committee on Finance
04/28/16 George Washington Bridge Bicycle Paths, to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Commissioners
04/18/16 Enforcement of Tenant Protections, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
04/05/16 NYCHA FY16 Annual Plan Amendments, to NYC Housing Authority
03/31/16 Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan, to City Department of Education
03/30/16 Pedestrian Plazas, to City Council Committee on Transportation
02/29/16 Freelance Pay Protections, to City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs
02/29/16 Mitchell-Lama, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
02/22/16 Co-op Housing Governance and Operation, to State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
02/09/16 Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, to City Council Committee on Zoning & Franchises.
02/03/16 Salaries for Elected Officials, to City Council Committees on Government Operations & Rules, Priveleges and Elections
01/28/16 Mental Health Services in Schools, to City Council Committee on Mental Health
01/27/16 Ethnic Media Sources, to City Council Committee on Immigration
01/26/16 NextGeneraton NYCHA, to City Council Committee on Public Housing
01/25/16 School Meal Data Reporting, to City Council Committee on Education
01/14/16 Minimum Required Temperatures in Residences, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
12/17/15 Adjustment to Maximum Base Rents, to State Division of Housing & Community Renewal
12/16/15 Zoning for Quality and Affordability & Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, to City Planning Commission
12/14/15 OneNYC Plan, to City Council Committees on Recovery and Resiliency & Environmental Protection
12/02/15 Bike Safety Task Force, to City Council Committee on Transportation
11/30/15 Clinton Towers Rent Increase, to Department of Housing Preservation and Development
11/23/15 Protections for Building Service Workers, to City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor
11/23/15

Efforts to Help Struggling Schools, to City Council Committee on Education

11/12/15 Sightseeing Helicopters, to City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
11/05/15 Landmark Status of Backlogged Manhattan Sites, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/25/15 ADA Assistance and Tenant Harrassment Legislation for Small Businesses, to City Council Committee on Small Business
09/21/15 Caregiver Discrimination Legislation, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
09/09/15 Landmarks Preservation Commission Transparency, to City Council Committee on Land Use
09/08/15 Prohibiting Open Doors During Air Conditioning Usage, to City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
08/11/15 NYCHA FY16 Annual Plan & NextGeneration NYCHA Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
06/26/15 Minimum Wage Increases, to Fast Food Wage Board
06/23/15 Stonewall Inn Landmark Status, to Landmarks Preservation Commissfion
06/17/15 Adult Protective Services, to City Council Committee on General Welfare
06/08/15

Affordable Housing, to Rent Guidelines Board

06/04/15 Rule Changes to LINK III Rental Assistance Program, to Human Resources Association and Department of Homeless Services
06/01/15 Proposed Amendment to 421-a, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
05/19/15 Webcasting, to Commission on Public Information and Communication
05/11/15 Construction Safety, to City Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations
05/07/15 Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, to Public Employment Relations Board Arbitration Panel
04/30/15 Term Limits for Community Board Members, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
04/20/15 NYCHA FY15 Annual Plan Amendments, to NYC Housing Authority
04/15/15 Creation an Office of Civil Justice, to City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services
04/14/15 Small Business Legislation, to City Council Committees on Small Business, Consumer Affairs, and Governmental Operations
03/04/15 Proposed Independence House Rent Increases, to Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Appendix
03/03/15 Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety as Related to Trucks and Truck Routes, to City Council Committee on Transportation
03/02/15 Extending Rent Stabalization Laws, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
02/25/15 Evaluating the City’s Veterans Treatment Courts, to City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services, the Committee on Veterans, and the Committee on Mental Health
02/25/15 Examining the State of the Port Authority’s New York City Bus Stations, Progress of Renovations, and Impacts on Surrounding Communities, to City Council Committee on Transportation
02/10/15 Sale of Stake of NYCHA-Owned Properties, to City Council Committee on Public Housing. Background: Triborough Preservation Org. Chart
01/29/15 421-a Tax Benefits Program, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings. Background: 421-a Policy Brief
01/26/15 Effectiveness of the Provision of Legal Services, to City Council Committee on Public Safety and Committee on Courts and Legal Services
01/23/15 Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Cross Harbor Freight, to the City Council
01/20/15 Short Term Rentals, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
01/12/15 Pier 55, to the Hudson River Park Trust
12/08/14 Examining the State of HDFC Cooperatives, to New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
12/03/14 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based on One’s Arrest Record or Criminal Conviction, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
12/01/14 Toll and Fare Increases, to the MTA
11/24/14 Emergency Rules Establishing LINK Rental Assistance Programs, to Human Resources Administration and Department of Homeless Services
11/24/14 Rules for Text Message Contributions, to Campaign Finance Board
11/19/14 Reducing the Use of Carryout Bags, to City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
11/18/14 311 Data Use and Collection, to City Council Committee on Technology
11/17/14 Re-siting of Beacon High School, to Department of Education Panel for Educational Policy
10/30/14 Aging Improvement Districts- Successes and Future Challenges, to City Council Committee on Aging
10/29/14 Earned Paid Sick Leave, to City Council Committees on Consumer Affairs and Small Businesses
10/29/14 Bill Expansion of APS Signals, to City Council Commiteee on Transportation
10/29/14 Building Owners’ Obligation to Provide Notice for Non-Emergency Repairs, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
10/27/14 NYC’s Open Data Portal, to City Council Committee on Technology
10/08/14 Implementation of the Municipal I.D. Card System, to Human Resources Administration
10/07/14 DFTA’s 2015-2016 Annual Plan, to Department for the Aging
09/29/14 Proposed New School Applications by Success Academy Charter School, to Department of Education
08/07/14 MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Plan, to New York State Assembly
07/24/14 NYCHA FY2015 Annual Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
07/16/14 Future Planning, to MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission
06/19/14 Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger, to New York State Public Service Commission
06/18/14 Legislation to Require a Lease-Signing Information Checklist for Tenants, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
06/16/14 Rent Regulation, to Rent Guidelines Board
06/10/14 21 West 95th Street Resolution, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
06/09/14 Creating a Centralized FOIL Website, to City Council Committee on Technology
06/09/14 Allowing 16- and 17-Year-Olds to Serve on Community Boards, to City Council Committee on Governmental Relations
05/14/14 Proposed Changes to Bus Services, to MTA New York City Transit
05/07/14 Jewish Jome Lifecare Relocation Environmental Impact Statement, to New York State Department of Health
04/30/14 Wheelchair Accessibility, to Taxi and Limousine Commission
04/30/14 Creation of Municipal IDs, to City Council Committee on Immigration
04/29/14 Rules to Clarify Paid Sick Leave Law, to Department of Consumer Affairs
04/28/14 Residential Composting, to City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
04/09/14 Impact of HPD and NYCHA Downsizing Practices, to City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings & Public Housing
03/17/14 Bill to Protect Interns from Harassment, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
03/03/14 Community Board Best Practices, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
02/27/14 Family Shelters, to City Council Committee on General Welfare
02/24/14 Vision Zero Task Force for Traffic Safety, to City Council Committees on Transportation & Public Safety
02/24/14 Webcasting Technology, to City Council Committee on Technology
02/14/14 Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave, to City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor