May 26, 2011
Council Member Garodnick hosted a forum to educate residents about how to prevent and identify the presence of bedbugs, as well as tenants' rights if their homes become infested.
May 18, 2011
Council Member Garodnick joined Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and others at a kickoff event for the City's 4th annual Shred Fest, a free paper-shredding event to increase public awareness – and prevention – of identity theft.
May 12, 2011
Council Member Garodnick and the Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association called on Governor Cuomo to join them in opposing anti-tenant legislation that would result in a windfall for landlords and take thousands of apartments in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village and other communities out of rent stabilization.
May 10, 2011
Amid debate about whether bicyclists on the loop roads in Central Park are being unfairly ticketed when they run red lights, Council Member Garodnick helped lead a consensus to limit ticketing to moments when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk.
May 4, 2011
With a bill proposed in the State Senate to let landlords buy their way out of the J-51 program – and deprive tenants of long-standing rights affirmed by the highest court in the state – Council Member Garodnick offered strong testimony in opposition.
Apr 28, 2011
The City Council passed Intro 458, a bill authored by Council Member Garodnick, to require that the City publish an interactive map to inform New Yorkers of planned street closures.
Apr 28, 2011
The City Council approved a package of bills introduced by Council Member Garodnick to close loopholes in the pedicab law and bring welcome new regulation to the industry.
Apr 27, 2011
The pedestrian, bicycle and commuter advocates Transportation Alternatives urged the passage of Council Member Garodnick's "Authentic Permit Act," which would put barcodes on City-issued parking permits in order to better identify legitimate permits and encourage enforcement against parking violators.
Apr 15, 2011
The City Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee, chaired by Council Member Garodnick, held a hearing to investigate a report by the Department of Consumer Affairs which found that 90% of used-car dealers violated the law during a recent enforcement sweep.
Apr 12, 2011
Along with Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Jonathan Bing, Council Member Garodnick called on the MTA to bring relief to the block of 57th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues, which is occupied daily by some 60 buses – on one side of the street alone – during rush hour.