Testimony

 

DateTitle
02/14/2014Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave, to City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor
11/25/2019Affordable Housing Development and Policies Relating to Building Density, before the New York State Assembly Committees on Housing and Cities
10/29/2019Preparations for a Complete Count in the 2020 Census, before the NYC Council Committees on Government Operations, Immigration, and State & Federal Legislation
10/29/2019418 West 20th Street - Chelsea Historic District, before the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission
10/16/2019Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, before the NYC Department of City Planning
09/26/2019Transfer of Development Rights, before the NYC Council Committee on Government Operations
09/23/2019Proposed Rule Change for Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for SNAP, before the U.S. Department of Agriculture
09/18/2019New York City Food Policy, before the NYC Council Committees on Education, General Welfare, and Economic Development
09/10/201950 West 66th Street, before the NYC Board of Standards & Appeals
09/05/2019Borough Based Jails, before the NYC Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
09/05/2019Replacement for Port Authority Bus Terminal, before the Port Authority of NY & NJ
08/06/201950 West 66th Street, before the Board of Standards and Appeals
07/18/2019Testimony on NYCHA's FY2020 Draft Annual Plan, before the New York City Housing Authority
07/09/2019Borough Based Jail System, before the City Planning Commission
07/09/2019Proposed Rule Change on Mixed-Status Families in Public Housing, before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
06/27/2019Commercial Waste Zones, before the City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste
06/20/2019Proposed Rent Increase Guidelines, before the NYC Rent Guidelines Board
06/04/2019LGBTQ Historic Sites, before the Landmarks Preservation Commission
05/10/2019Testimony for NYS Assembly hearing on Specialized High Schools
05/9/2019On the 2019 Charter Revision's Staff Recommendations
05/2/2019Assembly Rent Regulation, before the State Assembly Committee on Housing
04/11/2019Testimony on Proposed Street Vendor Legislation, before the NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs
03/21/2019 Opening Remarks at the Public Hearing on Congestion Pricing
03/18/2019Regarding Small Business Legislation, before the NYC Council Committee on Small Business
03/13/2019Residential Mechanical Voids Zoning Text Amendment, before the NYC Planning Commission
03/13/2019270 Park Avenue Zoning Text Amendment, before the NYC Planning Commission
02/24/20192019 State of the Borough Remarks (as prepared) Skirball Center, NYU
02/13/2019Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2019 Annual PHA Plan, before the New York City Housing Authority
02/12/2019Regarding the Commission on Public Information and Communication (COPIC), before the NYC Council Committee on Technology
01/23/2019East Side Coastal Resiliency, before the NYC Council Committees on Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation
01/03/2019Full Comments on Proposed Changes to the NYC Charter, to the 2019 Charter Revision Commission
12/10/2018Public Comment on Federal Dept. of Homeland Security's Proposed "Public Charge" Rule Change, to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
12/05/2018Regarding Proposed FCC Rules on Public, Educational, and Government Access Channels (PEGs), before the NYC Council Committee on Technology
12/03/2018MTA's Deferral of Bus Service Improvements, before the MTA Board of Trustees Finance Committee
11/27/2018Proposed Mass Transit Fare Hikes, before the MTA
11/15/2018Special Garment Center Zoning Text Amendment, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
10/30/2018NYCHA Development and Privatization, before the City Council Committee on Public Housing
10/25/2018Draft Scope of Work for the Borough-Based Jail System, to the NYC Dept. of Correction
10/23/2018Property Tax Reform, before the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform
10/22/2018Small Business Jobs Survival Act, before the NYC Council Committee on Small Business
10/17/2018Two Bridges "Minor Modification" Applications, before the NYC City Planning Commission
10/03/2018Changes to Driver Pay Rules, before the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
09/27/2018Proposals for Charter Revision, before the 2019 Charter Revision Commission
09/26/2018Special Garment Center Zoning Text Amendment, before the City Planning Commission
09/17/201827 East 4th Street (Kaladop II Park Corp), before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
08/14/2018Central Harlem West 130-132nd Street Historic District, before the NYC Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses
08/07/2018Public Comment on Proposed Information Collection for the 2020 Census, submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce
07/24/2018City Charter Revision, before the 2018 New York City Charter Revision Commission
07/10/2018Special Inwood District Rezoning, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
07/10/201814th Street Tech Hub Land Use Applications, before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
07/09/2018Street Vendor Letter Grades, before the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
06/27/2018L Train Shutdown Planning and Mitigation, before the City Council Committee on Transportation
06/19/2018Intro 380, Diapers, and Childcare, before the City Council Committees on Women and Governmental Operations
06/19/2018Testimony before the Rent Guidelines Board
05/22/2018Comments on the Draft Public Housing Agency Plan for FY 2019, before the New York City Housing Authority Board
04/16/2018On Investigations and Prosecutions of Low Wage Theft, to City Council Committee on the Justice System
03/27/2018Rules Amendments, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
02/12/2018Proposed Closure of High School for Health Careers and Sciences, to NYC Board of Education
02/06/2018Heat 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


12/27/2017Second Term Swearing-in
12/14/2017Vacant Storefronts, to City Council Committee on Economic Development
12/12/2017Homeownership and HPD Programs, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
11/22/2017Statues and Monuments, to Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers
11/15/2017Pregnancy Service Centers, to City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs
10/30/2017Summer Meals Information, to City Council Committee on Education
10/11/2017East Harlem Rezoning and Sendero Verde, to City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franches
09/20/2017On Annual Open Data Plan, to City Council Committee on Technology
09/06/2017On Draft FY 2018 Annual Public Housing Agency Plan, to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
08/23/2017On Rezoning East Harlem and Sendero Verde/East 111th Street, to City Planning Commission
08/08/2017Improving the MTA's Subway System, to City Council Committee on Transportation
08/07/2017Amendments to Inclusionary Housing Rules, to NYC Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development.
06/27/2017On the Impacts of American Health Care Act on New Yorkers, to People's Hearing on Health Care, Public Advocate Tish James
06/06/2017312-322 Canal Street, Tribeca East Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
06/05/2017How New York City Can Better Address Congestion, to City Council Committee on Transportation
04/27/2017Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) Program and Affordable Neighborhood cooperative Program (ANCP), to CIty Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
04/25/2017Paid Sick Leave, to Westchester County Board of Legislators
04/25/2017Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Hotel Interiors, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
04/19/2017Sexual Education Task Force, to City Council Education Committee
04/05/2017Morningside Heights Historic District, to the City Planning Commission
03/13/2017Community Board Budget Increase Request, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
02/28/2017School Planning and Siting, to City Council Education and Finance Committee
02/27/2017Landmarks Backlog, to City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public SIting, and Maritime Uses
02/13/2017Commercial Rent Tax, to City Council Finance Committee
01/31/2017Construction Safety Act, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
01/26/2017Vision Zero Progress and Needs, to City Council Committee on Transportation and Public Safety
01/17/2017East Harlem Rezoning Plan, to New York City Department of City Planning
01/11/2017Reauthorization of the New York City Tax Lien Sale Program, to City Council Committee on Finance
01/10/2017Impact of Increased Security for President-Elect Upon Local Businesses and the City as a Whole, to City Council Committee on Economic Development
01/05/2017Proposed Rule Changes on Driver Fatigue, to Taxi and Limousine Commission
12/13/2016Mass Transit Fare Increases, to Metropolitan Transportation Authority
12/06/2016Proposed Morningside Heights Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
11/29/2016Proposed Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
11/15/201644 West 95th Street Modifications, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
10/13/2016Street Festivals, to Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management
10/11/2016American Museum of Natural History Gilder Center, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/30/2016Promoting Retail Diversity and Preserving Neighborhood Character, to City Council Committee on Small Business and Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises
09/29/2016Deed Restriction Reform Legislation and Rivington House Deed Removal, to City Council Committees on Governmental Operations and Investigations
09/27/2016Draft Scope of Work for the 126th Street Bus Depot Proposed Project, to Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
09/26/2016Sightseeing Bus Licensing, to City Council Committees on Transportation & Consumer Affairs
09/26/2016Building Numbers, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
09/26/2016Right to Counsel, to City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services
09/22/2016Greater East Midtown Rezoning Draft Scope of Work, to New York City Department of City Planning
09/22/2016Port Authority Bus Terminal Re-Design, to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board
09/21/2016Open Data Portal, to City Council Committee on Technology
09/21/2016Career and Technical Education School Programs, to City Council Committee on Education
09/20/2016Hopper-Gibbons House Application, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/15/2016Vacant Properties, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
09/07/2016Adorama Building Special Permit & MIH, to New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
08/24/2016St. John's Terminal and Hudson River Park Trust Developments, to New York City Planning Commission
08/09/2016Rule Changes for Derelict Bicycle Removal, to New York City Department of Sanitation
08/03/2016FY17 Draft PHA Agency Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
07/21/2016Port Authority Bus Terminal International Design & Deliverability Competition, to Port Authority Board
06/29/2016Publicly Owned Private Spaces ("POPS") Oversight and Int. 1219, to City Council Committee on Land Use
06/22/2016"Adorama Building" Special Permit (Whether Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Should Apply), to New York City Planning Commission
06/20/2016Rent Rollback, to New York City Rent Guidelines Board
05/25/2016Mitchell-Lama Housing Developments, to State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama
05/24/2016FY17 Executive Budget, to City Council Committee on Finance
04/28/2016George Washington Bridge Bicycle Paths, to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Commissioners
04/18/2016Enforcement of Tenant Protections, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
04/05/2016NYCHA FY16 Annual Plan Amendments, to NYC Housing Authority
03/31/2016Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan, to City Department of Education
03/30/2016Pedestrian Plazas, to City Council Committee on Transportation
02/29/2016Freelance Pay Protections, to City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs
02/29/2016Mitchell-Lama, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
02/22/2016Co-op Housing Governance and Operation, to State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
02/09/2016Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, to City Council Committee on Zoning & Franchises.
02/03/2016Salaries for Elected Officials, to City Council Committees on Government Operations & Rules, Priveleges and Elections
01/28/2016Mental Health Services in Schools, to City Council Committee on Mental Health
01/27/2016Ethnic Media Sources, to City Council Committee on Immigration
01/26/2016NextGeneraton NYCHA, to City Council Committee on Public Housing
01/25/2016School Meal Data Reporting, to City Council Committee on Education
01/14/2016Minimum Required Temperatures in Residences, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
12/17/2015Adjustment to Maximum Base Rents, to State Division of Housing & Community Renewal
12/16/2015Zoning for Quality and Affordability & Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, to City Planning Commission
12/14/2015OneNYC Plan, to City Council Committees on Recovery and Resiliency & Environmental Protection
12/02/2015Bike Safety Task Force, to City Council Committee on Transportation
11/30/2015Clinton Towers Rent Increase, to Department of Housing Preservation and Development
11/23/2015Protections for Building Service Workers, to City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor
11/23/2015

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


11/12/2015Sightseeing Helicopters, to City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
11/05/2015Landmark Status of Backlogged Manhattan Sites, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
09/25/2015ADA Assistance and Tenant Harrassment Legislation for Small Businesses, to City Council Committee on Small Business
09/21/2015Caregiver Discrimination Legislation, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
09/09/2015Landmarks Preservation Commission Transparency, to City Council Committee on Land Use
09/08/2015Prohibiting Open Doors During Air Conditioning Usage, to City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
08/11/2015NYCHA FY16 Annual Plan & NextGeneration NYCHA Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
06/26/2015Minimum Wage Increases, to Fast Food Wage Board
06/23/2015Stonewall Inn Landmark Status, to Landmarks Preservation Commissfion
06/17/2015Adult Protective Services, to City Council Committee on General Welfare
06/08/2015

Affordable Housing, to Rent Guidelines Board


06/04/2015Rule Changes to LINK III Rental Assistance Program, to Human Resources Association and Department of Homeless Services
06/01/2015Proposed Amendment to 421-a, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
05/19/2015Webcasting, to Commission on Public Information and Communication
05/11/2015Construction Safety, to City Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations
05/07/2015Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, to Public Employment Relations Board Arbitration Panel
04/30/2015Term Limits for Community Board Members, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
04/20/2015NYCHA FY15 Annual Plan Amendments, to NYC Housing Authority
04/15/2015Creation an Office of Civil Justice, to City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services
04/14/2015Small Business Legislation, to City Council Committees on Small Business, Consumer Affairs, and Governmental Operations
03/04/2015Proposed Independence House Rent Increases, to Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Appendix
03/03/2015Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety as Related to Trucks and Truck Routes, to City Council Committee on Transportation
03/02/2015Extending Rent Stabalization Laws, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
02/25/2015Evaluating 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
02/25/2015Examining 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
02/10/2015Sale of Stake of NYCHA-Owned Properties, to City Council Committee on Public Housing. Background: Triborough Preservation Org. Chart
01/29/2015421-a Tax Benefits Program, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings. Background: 421-a Policy Brief
01/26/2015Effectiveness of the Provision of Legal Services, to City Council Committee on Public Safety and Committee on Courts and Legal Services
01/23/2015Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Cross Harbor Freight, to the City Council
01/20/2015Short Term Rentals, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
01/12/2015Pier 55, to the Hudson River Park Trust
12/08/2014Examining the State of HDFC Cooperatives, to New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing
12/03/2014Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based on One's Arrest Record or Criminal Conviction, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
12/01/2014Toll and Fare Increases, to the MTA
11/24/2014Emergency Rules Establishing LINK Rental Assistance Programs, to Human Resources Administration and Department of Homeless Services
11/24/2014Rules for Text Message Contributions, to Campaign Finance Board
11/19/2014Reducing the Use of Carryout Bags, to City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
11/18/2014311 Data Use and Collection, to City Council Committee on Technology
11/17/2014Re-siting of Beacon High School, to Department of Education Panel for Educational Policy
10/30/2014Aging Improvement Districts- Successes and Future Challenges, to City Council Committee on Aging
10/29/2014Earned Paid Sick Leave, to City Council Committees on Consumer Affairs and Small Businesses
10/29/2014Bill Expansion of APS Signals, to City Council Commiteee on Transportation
10/29/2014Building Owners' Obligation to Provide Notice for Non-Emergency Repairs, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
10/27/2014NYC's Open Data Portal, to City Council Committee on Technology
10/08/2014Implementation of the Municipal I.D. Card System, to Human Resources Administration
10/07/2014DFTA's 2015-2016 Annual Plan, to Department for the Aging
09/29/2014Proposed New School Applications by Success Academy Charter School, to Department of Education
08/07/2014MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Plan, to New York State Assembly
07/24/2014NYCHA FY2015 Annual Plan, to NYC Housing Authority
07/16/2014Future Planning, to MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission
06/19/2014Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger, to New York State Public Service Commission
06/18/2014Legislation to Require a Lease-Signing Information Checklist for Tenants, to City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
06/16/2014Rent Regulation, to Rent Guidelines Board
06/10/201421 West 95th Street Resolution, to Landmarks Preservation Commission
06/09/2014Creating a Centralized FOIL Website, to City Council Committee on Technology
06/09/2014Allowing 16- and 17-Year-Olds to Serve on Community Boards, to City Council Committee on Governmental Relations
05/14/2014Proposed Changes to Bus Services, to MTA New York City Transit
05/07/2014Jewish Jome Lifecare Relocation Environmental Impact Statement, to New York State Department of Health
04/30/2014Wheelchair Accessibility, to Taxi and Limousine Commission
04/30/2014Creation of Municipal IDs, to City Council Committee on Immigration
04/29/2014Rules to Clarify Paid Sick Leave Law, to Department of Consumer Affairs
04/28/2014Residential Composting, to City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
04/09/2014Impact of HPD and NYCHA Downsizing Practices, to City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings & Public Housing
03/17/2014Bill to Protect Interns from Harassment, to City Council Committee on Civil Rights
03/03/2014Community Board Best Practices, to City Council Committee on Governmental Operations
02/27/2014Family Shelters, to City Council Committee on General Welfare
02/24/2014Vision Zero Task Force for Traffic Safety, to City Council Committees on Transportation & Public Safety
02/24/2014Webcasting Technology, to City Council Committee on Technology