State legislators, of course, make laws. But they also specialize in providing, “constituent services,” aiding local community members and organizations in a variety of ways. Our new representative in Albany, Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, is putting out the word about her efforts in this area.
The other day, for example, she helped resolve an issue at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, the Jewish school located at 145 East Broadway. MTA shuttle buses had been parking in front of the yeshiva. Teachers were concerned about safety, since the buses were blocking the school entrance. School attendance apparently dropped when the MTA buses started using this stretch of East Broadway.
“Safe access to our schools is critical,” said Niou,” and I was glad to work with MTJ Yeshiva and the MTA to ensure buses would cease blocking off access to our neighborhood’s yeshiva… I thank the MTA for providing their commitment to rearrange their bus parking plans so that safety is maintained, and for MTJ’s ongoing service to the Lower East Side community.”
If you need help with an issue, you can call Niou’s office at 212-312-1420.