Quality of Life


Quality of Life


  • Defend community gardens, advocate for more parks, and work to preserve the precious open space that remains in Lower Manhattan so that our children have clean areas to play, and our seniors have healthy spaces to relax.

  • Strengthen and prepare Lower Manhattan for the next superstorm through establishing collaborative task forces, and working with local Community Boards and activists

  • Divert and disperse traffic to alternate routes to reduce the high asthma rates, while protecting pedestrians from crowded streets and residents from disruptive noise


  • Co-founded 2 community gardens in NYCHA residencies, while creating the first residential green committee in Lower Manhattan
  • Rallied and organized with residents to save Elizabeth Street Garden where he has been an active volunteer for years
  • Advocated for a plan to provide up to 5 times as much senior housing while providing open space in Little Italy
  • Working alongside neighbors in SoHo to prevent illegal big box retail from destroying the quality of life for the historic mix-use neighborhood