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Dan at Work

Apr 22, 2014

Council Member Garodnick Sounds Alarm on Overleveraged Housing

With Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan expected imminently, Council Member Dan Garodnick joined together with affordable housing advocates and colleagues to sound the alarm about continuing predatory equity in affordable housing. Garodnick released a report entitled Ghosts of the Housing Bubble: How Debt, Deterioration and Foreclosure Continue to Haunt New York After the Crash that details the damage overleveraged housing continues to do in New York with a set of policy proposals that would break the cycle of buildings being overleveraged, housing becoming distressed, and tenants being harassed.

Dan in the News

Mar 25, 2014

What’s Next for East Midtown

The proposal should be for a vibrant 21st Century business district, and not an isolated set of new skyscrapers, disconnected to the world around them. That means we need to consider the appropriate density and urban design for the entire district, and to provide that future development improve pedestrian and transit circulation, open space, and access to daylight. We also need to be mindful of the historic fabric of midtown and consider which important buildings should be preserved.
Jan 24, 2014

Garodnick Sharpens Focus for Final Council Term

Dan Garodnick is nothing if not unflappable. Coming down from a roller coaster year of campaigning for three different elected positions as well as supporting colleagues running for citywide offices, Garodnick has just started his third term in the city council representing the Upper East Side’s 4th district, and he has already shaken off the ups and downs of his ride, setting his sights firmly forward.