Dan in the News

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.
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.
Nov 4, 2013

Proposed bill would limit hours for construction

Catching Zzzz’s could get a lot easier if the City Council passes a bill limiting the hours construction workers can operate.

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