Timeline of Achievements

2018

Greenfield retires from the New York City Council and becomes CEO of New York’s largest Jewish charity, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

2017

Greenfield’s yeshiva security law is cited at the Supreme Court in oral arguments for Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

2016

  • Greenfield brokers deal with the other members of City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to create New York’s new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing policy
  • The first major neighborhood rezoning, East New York, passes under Greenfield’s chairmanship

2015

After anti-Israel protesters attempt to shut down City Council, Greenfield’s impromptu response on the floor goes viral

2014

Greenfield is appointed to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee

2013

Greenfield’s two-year project to revitalize the greenspace near Ocean Parkway is completed

2012

Alongside the Department of Buildings, Greenfield announces a new program in which streets in Boro Park and Flatbush will only be repaved in the summer to mitigate traffic

2011

  • Greenfield passes law banning neon parking stickers that are used one million times a year to punish motorists without due process
  • After advocating for Shabbos-friendly MuniMeters, a series of meters which end before Shabbos starts are installed in Boro Park

2010

After a landslide vote, Greenfield is elected to represent New York’s 44th Council District, which includes Boro Park, Midwood, and Flatbush

2008

Greenfield leads a group that successfully convinces New York City to provide direct Title I education services to tens of thousands of non-public school children

2007

Greenfield joins the Mayor’s Committee on Non-Public Schools, advocating for more than 100,000 New York yeshiva students

2006

In an effort led by Greenfield, Teach NYS runs a multi-million dollar advocacy campaign that successfully passes a New York State law providing $600 million in tax credits for school-age children

2005

Together with a coalition of Jewish, Catholic and Independent schools, Greenfield co-founds Teach NYS, which seeks to make education more affordable for all parents

2004

As Executive Director of the Sephardic Federation, Greenfield advocates to improve the lives of all New Yorkers

2003

Greenfield serves as Deputy Finance Director for Senator Joseph Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign

2001

Once he receives his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, Greenfield practices corporate law at the firm of Rosenman & Colin, LLP

1998

At the age of 19, Greenfield graduates Summa Cum Laude from Touro College in New York City as valedictorian