Restler proposes legislation to prepare and protect New Yorkers during air quality emergencies

New York City Council Member Lincoln Restler has introduced a new legislative package aimed to improve air quality for New Yorkers and notify them during air quality-related emergencies.

The council member — who represents District 33, which includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Downtown Brooklyn — introduced the bills after periods of extremely poor air quality in June that stemmed from smoke from Canadian wildfires that gusted over the city.