DOE Reverses Unpopular Co-Location Plan at University Neighborhood HS

Council Member Margaret Chin Advocates For Paid Sick Leave, Tenant Rights, Senior Services

City Council Committee Assignments: Chin Heads Aging, Mendez Loses Public Housing Post

A New Speaker, New Roles For Lower East Side Council Members

Lower East Side Residents Host Margaret Chin Celebration January 13

Celebrating Margaret Chin’s Victory, Promising a Progressive Tilt in NYC

City Council Co-Names Section of Elizabeth Street “Private Danny Chen Way”

The City Council has voted to co-name of section of Elizabeth Street in memory of Army Private Danny Chen.

City Council Members Chin, Mendez Re-Elected; Silver Congratulates Democratic Victors

It was a landslide for Bill de Blasio last night, as New York City elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades.  There wasn’t much suspense down the ballot; local office holders Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez coasted to easy victories and will be returning to the City Council for four more years.

Chin, Parents Tell DOE New High School Plan is Misguided

Last night, parents and other concerned residents crowded into a meeting room at University Neighborhood High School to speak out about a plan to move a second school into a century-old building on the Lower East Side.

The Day After: City Council Member Margaret Chin’s Primary Victory

A day after City Council member Margaret Chin emerged victorious from a tough re-election battle, downtown political observers are mulling over the lessons learned from the contentious campaign.

Chin and Mendez Win, Squadron Makes the Runoff Election

Here’s a wrap-up of the results relevant to the Lower East Side in tonight’s New York City Primary Election.

Chin, Rajkumar: Last Minute Campaigning, Getting Out the Vote

It was a hectic weekend for Margaret Chin and Jenifer Rajkumar, who are competing to represent the Lower East Side and the rest of District 1 in the City Council.

Campaign 2013: Our Interview With City Council Member Margaret Chin

Coming up Tuesday, downtown voters will decide who they want to represent them in the City Council during the next four years.  As primary day fast approaches, we’re publishing in-depth interviews with District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin and Jenifer Rajkumar, who’s challenging her for the seat. Today we begin with Chin.

Chin, Colleagues Back Curbs on Real Estate Industry Campaign Spending

One issue in this year’s City Council campaigns, including in Lower Manhattan, has been a well-funded effort by New York City real estate developers to influence the outcome of several races.  Yesterday City Council member Brad Lander, along with District 1′s Margaret Chin and other Council representatives called for new legislation to reign in “third party expenditures.”

Chin, Rajkumar Tangle in Contentious City Council Debate

The candidates running to represent Lower Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, in the City Council clashed last night in their only public debate. In the tense, hour-and-fifteen minute affair, challenger Jenifer Rajkumar sought to portray District 1 Council member Margaret Chin as beholden to real estate interests, while Chin criticized her opponent’s inexperience.