Queens councilwoman pushes proposal to delay enactment of Local Law 97 at town hall meeting


Councilwoman Vickie Paladino discussed the impact that Local Law 97 has in her District 19 during a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 2, at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center. The meeting, which was co-hosted by Bob Friedrich and Warren Schreiber of the Presidents’ Co-op and Condo Council, drew a standing-room audience of over 400 concerned neighbors.

The goal of Local Law 97, which was passed in 2019, is to lower the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by New York City’s largest buildings. It applies to NYC buildings that exceed 25,000 square feet, or two or more buildings on the same tax lot and/or are overseen by the same board that combines to 50,000 square feet. This totals between 40,000 and 50,000 buildings across New York City.