Councilman David G. Greenfield -

Councilman David G. Greenfield represents New York’s 44th Council District, which comprises Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst. Councilman Greenfield chairs the council’s influential Committee on Land Use, which oversees the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. As Chair of the Land Use Committee, David will […]

Councilman David G. Greenfield represents New York’s 44th Council District, which comprises Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst.

Councilman Greenfield chairs the council’s influential Committee on Land Use, which oversees the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. As Chair of the Land Use Committee, David will be instrumental in developing and implementing a new affordable housing plan for New York. He is also a member of the Speaker’s leadership team and the Council’s budget negotiating team, which is responsible for negotiating the city's $78.5 billion budget with the Mayor’s office.

Greenfield was the leader in pushing through the city council an historic law that provides security guards at every non-public school in New York. For the first time ever, children attending non-public schools will now receive the same level of protection that their public school counterparts have enjoyed for years.

David is a strong advocate for neighborhood beautification, and is currently in the process of renovating every park in his district. Greenfield led the fight for Vision Zero and street safety by legislating new neighborhood slow zones and authoring the law that lowered the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on local streets, significantly reducing pedestrian deaths in New York City.

Prior to serving on the Council, David was Executive Vice President of the Sephardic Community Federation, working closely with public officials at every level of government to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. He was also the founding Director and Counsel of TEACH NYS, advocating on behalf of parents of New York State’s 500,000 Catholic, Jewish and independent school-children. His work led to legislation providing for $600 million in tax credits to parents of all school-age children.

David is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and Touro College in NYC, where he graduated summa cum laude and was valedictorian. He is a proud lifelong resident of Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife and three young children.