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As rents continue to soar and landlords seek to fill apartments with high income tenants, the city must work to protect affordable housing for low-income residents. This work is most vital in historically low-income communities, where a sizable portion of the City’s rent regulated housing stock remains. That is why...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7 CONTACT: Tyrone Stevens 917-842-5748/ tstevens@council.nyc.gov  “Our parks budget lags behind most other cities in America, further increasing the gap between hundreds of struggling parks in low and moderate income communities and highly funded parks in wealthier areas. While there is some good news in this budget on PEP officers and tree...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22CONTACT: Tyrone Stevens 917-842-5748 / tstevens@council.nyc.govNEW YORK -- City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine held a hearing today on Intro. 629, a bill he is sponsoring that would extend the length of the season for city beaches and pools from its usual end on Labor...

COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND RECREATION HEARING ON EXTENDING BEACH AND POOL SEASON (INT. NO 629) April 22, 2015 HON. MARK D. LEVINE, CHAIR OPENING  STATEMENT Good Afternoon, my name is Mark Levine, and I am the Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Parks & Recreation. Today, the Parks Committee...

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