MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Sep. 5, 2019

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Kallos, Maloney Cut Ribbon on New Pre-K Center

Council Member Ben Kallos
Council Member Ben Kallos

Yesterday, Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new pre-K center on the Upper East Side.

The new center, located at 355 East 76th St., will accommodate 180 students. This, said Kallos, will bring New York closer to its goal of providing universal pre-K for the entire city.

“As a new parent, I am so grateful to Mayor de Blasio for making universal pre-kindergarten a reality for four-year-olds throughout our city,” said Kallos. “And my number one priority for the mayor is to get universal 3-K rolled out for the 2021 school year on the Upper East Side.”

Espaillat to Co-Host Free Paper Shredding Event

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat
U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights, Sugar Hill) will be co-hosting a free paper shredding event this Sunday.

Espaillat, along with several other electeds, will allow New Yorkers to dispose of documents containing personal information, as a means of preventing identity theft.

The event will take place on Sunday, Sep. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 3107 Kingsbridge Ave.

Rivera to Host Small Business Round Table

Council Member Carlina Rivera
Council Member Carlina Rivera

Council Member Carlina Rivera (D-East Village, Gramercy Park) will be hosting a round table discussion about East Village businesses today.

The discussion, hosted in collaboration with NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will focus on the rules and regulations governing the neighborhood businesses and the protections offered to their workers.

The event will take place today at 6 p.m. at the Swiss Institute, 130 2nd Ave.

Maloney Calls State of NYCHA “Unacceptable”

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) released a tweet yesterday commenting on the dour state of NYCHA.

The tweet was posted in reaction to a story from NY1 about chronic elevator outages plaguing NYCHA buildings. The story focused on Nancy and Cristy Montanez, a mother and her disabled daughter who were left stuck in their apartment for months due to an out-of-service elevator system.

“For many NYCHA residents with disabilities, elevator outages aren’t just obstacles but barriers to leaving their homes,” said Maloney. “Absolutely unacceptable. Repairs can’t take this long – NYCHA has literally trapped people like Nancy and Cristy inside for months.”