MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Aug. 7, 2019

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Maloney, Kallos to Attend Halletts Point Play Ribbon Cutting

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) and City Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) will be attending a ribbon cutting for the new community events space at Halletts Point Play.

Carolyn Maloney
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Credit: Online Guide to House Members and Senators)

Maloney, Kallos and a bevy of other electeds will be joining the newly formed Halletts Point Alliance, a nonprofit organization created enhance the neighborhood through community programming. Together, they’ll celebrate the new community space and advocate for further improvements to Astoria’s infrastructure and transportation options.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12 p.m. at Halletts Point Play, 27th Ave. and 1st St.

Levine to Host Housing Connect Workshop

City Council Member Mark Levine (D-Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville) will be hosting a workshop on NYC’s Housing Connect tonight.

Council Member Mark D. Levine
Council Member Mark D. Levine

The workshop will focus on affordable housing opportunities for low-income New Yorkers and how to navigate the housing lottery. Attendees will be walked through the process of creating an online profile and applying for affordable units.

The event will take place tonight from 6-8 p.m. at 898 Saint Nicholas Ave.

Rosenthal Testifies Against Extell’s Proposal

Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal
Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal

Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (D-Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen) testified before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals against a new building proposal from Extell Development.

Extell’s proposal would construct a 775-foot tower at 36 West 66th St, which would include 161 feet of mechanical infrastructure. This, said Rosenthal, is a clear exploitation of the mechanical voids loophole that she’s been trying to close.

“In addition to the obvious developer overreach, this building represents the kind of short-sighted urban planning that New York City must abandon,” said Rosenthal. “The zoning rules are in place not just to protect our access to light and air, two precious commodities in our concrete jungle, but also to ensure that all new development is contextual.”

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