Tag: local-law-97

Op-ed: Why we need Local Law 97 now


Apr. 1, 2024 By Mark Laster and Denise Patel We have all seen it – apartments with windows open in the middle of winter because they are overheated by radiators. Sometimes, we can see steam and black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes because the building is burning dirty oil. Those same windows are…
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Op-ed: Commonsense Solutions for Northeast Queens


Jan. 31, 2024 Op-ed by: Tom Suozzi In my congressional race to replace George Santos on Feb. 13, I have emphasized the need to move beyond partisan finger-pointing and address the real problems people face. At the national level, that means bipartisan solutions on immigration, the cost of living, climate, Israel, Ukraine, and so much…
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Op-ed: The better path to environmental sustainability for co-op, condo owners

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Former U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi Climate change is real and we must take aggressive proactive steps to address it, but we can’t bankrupt working and middle class co-op and condo homeowners in our efforts to make change. New York City Local Law 97, with its unforgiving timelines and heavy fines, endanger the housing security of working and middle-class families who have invested their life savings into their co-ops and condos all over Queens, from Whitestone to Bay Terrace. Residents are concerned about the financial squeeze placed on them by the strict emissions caps and steep penalties…
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Climate orgs promote initiatives at borough’s inaugural Climate Expo in Kew Gardens

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Sep. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens’ first ever Climate Expo, sponsored by Borough President Donovan Richards, launched on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Queens Borough Hall as one of the many events scheduled for Climate Week NYC.  Over a dozen environmental organizations set up tables across the Helen Marshall Cultural Center’s atrium in Kew Gardens to share resources, spread environmental surveys and promote climate-related job opportunities – all with the goal of taking action to address the effects of climate change.  The expo was centered around an expert-led panel on Local Law 97, a law passed in 2019 with the…
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