The proposed River North apartment complex has won the approval of the City Council’s zoning and land use committees, following my insistence that the height of its buildings be dramatically reduced. The height reductions decrease the number of units in the three-building complex to 573. The original design called for about 750 units. My decision to support this project has been difficult in light of the concerns my constituents voiced about the proposed height of these build
The plan to build hundreds of affordable apartments on the North Shore’s waterfront has moved a step closer to a construction phase. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced this week that it has selected a development team for the project. Building affordable housing on the North Shore has been one of my top priorities during my three terms on the City Council. The 360 new affordable apartments that are anticipated with this project are despera
I joined NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison on Wednesday at the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center for a discussion about community relations and police recruitment. Chief Harrison is a proponent of neighborhood policing, which I believe is a key ingredient to any strategy designed to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the community. Residents who get to know the officers who patrol their neighborhood and who respond to their calls for help, are resident
Happy to see everyone who came to my Community Fair on Saturday. Thanks to all the government agencies, nonprofit organizations and all the other vendors who made it a very special day. Here are some images from the event. Click on an image to expand it and feel free to download images.