Meet the New City Council Speaker Corey Johnson

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Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council, representing District 3 covering Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Side, talks about his new role and priorities as speaker of the New York City Council.

@CoreyinNYC says he admires Melissa [Mark-Viverito] taking on the fight to close Rikers, that she took on protecting the undocumented in NYC, and "she did amazing things in changing the culture of the council." I will continue that...

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) January 8, 2018

"I support congestion pricing," says new City Council Speaker @CoreyinNYC; says we need to disincentivize cars from entering Manhattan. Cites air quality, horrible traffic and more. Supports a millionaire's tax too.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) January 8, 2018

On soaring commercial rents and resulting empty storefronts, @CoreyinNYC says "this is a major crisis in NYC," and says he wants to take on this problem as Speaker.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) January 8, 2018

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