Pratt Center Testimony

A respected advocate for sustainable community development, Pratt Center testifies on policies with implications for low- and moderate-income communities.

March 21, 2019

 

Testimony before the 2019 Charter Revision Commission

By Elena Conte, Director of Policy

Good evening, and thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Elena Conte, and I am the Director of Policy at the Pratt Center for Community Development, which has been working closely with the...

February 25, 2019

Testimony before the New York City Planning Commission
By Paula Crespo, Senior Planner
February 13, 2019

Good morning Commissioners; thank you for this opportunity to testify. I am Paula Crespo, a planner at the Pratt Center for Community Development, and we have strong concerns about the private...

November 15, 2018

Testimony before the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises regarding The Garment Center Rezoning
Adam Friedman, Executive Director, November 15, 2018

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and a member...

November 13, 2018

Testimony before the New York City Council, Committee on Housing and Buildings  
Elena Conte, Director of Policy, November 13, 2018

Chair Cornegy, Council Members, thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Elena Conte, Director of Policy at the Pratt Center for Community Development.

Pratt Center is pleased...

November 1, 2018

Testimony before the New York City Council, Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises

Adam Friedman, Executive Director

November 1, 2018

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development.

Pratt Center supports the creation of a special permit...

October 22, 2018

I am Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development, and I appreciate the opportunity to offer some thoughts about both Intro 737A and other strategies to help small businesses.

I first testified before the City Council on this issue about 30 years ago. It is one of...

September 27, 2018

Testimony to the 2019 New York City Charter Revision Commission

By Paula Crespo, Senior Planner

Thank you for the opportunity to testify. For decades, the Pratt Center for Community Development has worked with community-based organizations and low-income communities of color to plan for and realize their futures.

One of the...

September 26, 2018

Testimony before the City Planning Commission regarding the Garment Center Rezoning

By Adam Friedman, Director

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and a member of the working group assembled by the Borough President and Council...

February 5, 2018

Oversight – Chronic Heat and Hot Water Failures in NYCHA Housing

Testimony to New York City Council
Chair Ampry-Samuel of the Committee on Public Housing
Chair Torres of the Committee on Oversight and Investigations
Elena Conte, Director of Policy
February 6, 2018

Chairs Ampry-Samuel...

November 20, 2017

 

Testimony given to City Council by Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development Regarding the Siting of Self-Storage Facilitites

 

The Pratt Center for Community Development’s mission is to build a more equitable and sustainable city.  We believe that a vibrant industrial sector is...