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Friday, March 11 • 9:20am - 10:00am
Street Savvy: Two Perspectives from Inside the Big Apple

Remarks by Ydanis Rodriguez, Councilmember, New York City Council and Meera Joshi, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Introduced by Jake Dobkin, with Q & A to follow each speaker



Moderators
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Jake Dobkin

Publisher, Gothamist
Jake Dobkin is the publisher and founder of the Gothamist network of city websites.  He commutes by bike from Park Slope to Dumbo daily.   He feels strongly that a fully separated bike lane should be installed on Third Street, between Prospect Park West and Smith Street.

Speakers
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Meera Joshi

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
Meera Joshi has served New York City residents in City government for more than a decade.  Most recently, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.  During her tenure she developed regulatory frameworks for over thirty initiatives which significantly improved for-hire transportation service in New York City.  These included such initiatives as... Read More →
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Ydanis Rodriguez

Councilmember and Chair, Committee on Transportation, New York City Council
Councilman Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City when he was 18 years old. He worked his way through City College as a cab driver and eventually earned a degree in Political Science. After college he pursued a master degree in bi-lingual education, later becoming a founding teacher of Gregorio Luperon High School, which aims to serve immigrant families from Latin America. Long an activist for social... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 9:20am - 10:00am
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion