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Oct 8, 2014

City businesses must allow workers to buy MetroCards with pretax money

“We are going to give our transit riders a much-needed break,” said Councilman Daniel Garodnick (D-Manhattan).
Oct 7, 2014

Transit Break on the Table: Council Bill Could Cut Taxes for City Commuters; Businesses Fear Higher Costs

“The intent of this bill is to bring this tax break to more New Yorkers, not to penalize businesses,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Councilman Dan Garodnick, whose district includes the Upper East Side, Turtle Bay andYorkville. “It is hard to live in this city, and many of us feel like the MTA constantly charges more for less service.”
Oct 3, 2014

New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick Faces Tough Tests in Real Estate Battles

Though in many respects a political outsider, Mr. Garodnick holds sway over two of the biggest real estate battles brewing in the city, both of which happen to be in his district: a rezoning of the area around Grand Central Terminal and the anticipated sale of Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town, the sprawling apartment development where he has lived most of his life.
Oct 3, 2014

A Careful Dissenter in the Council Majority

"He certainly has become a conscientious voice of reason in the New York City Council and certainly someone who I think a lot of us respect, even if we don't always agree with him," [City Council Member David] Greenfield said.
Jun 16, 2014

Stuyvestant Town residents find themselves fighting, again

Hundreds of residents from the Lower East Side complex—which spans 80 acres and includes more than 11,000 units—gathered on the steps of City Hall, rain at their heads, to proclaim they will fight to the end to ensure a sale like that won't happen. They were led by their local councilman, Daniel Garodnick, who also lives in Stuy Town and has been railing against the evils of what he calls “predatory equity.” By that, he means the purchase of a residential property at a price that can't be supported by existing rental incomes.
Jun 12, 2014

New Assurances From Fannie, Freddie on Stuyvesant Town

Mortgage Giants Agree to Consult With City, Tenant Groups Before Investing in a Future Deal
Apr 28, 2014

Bill would require businesses to let workers use pretax money for subway fares

The legislation, to be introduced by City Councilman Daniel Garodnick (D-Manhattan), would require all businesses with 20 or more workers to allow employees to set aside pretax money for transit costs, under a federal program that some employers participate in voluntarily.

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