Issues: Historical Preservation

Flight of Five Project Moves Forward with Second Phase

Governor Cuomo Announces Funding For Restoration of Lockport Locks 

August 17, 2015

Construction Grants Awarded To 51st SD Libraries

ONEONTA, 08/10/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that community libraries throughout the 51st senatorial district have been awarded a total of $388,930 in public library construction grant funds. 

"Our libraries are community hubs, hosting countless activities that enrich lives young and old," Seward said. “Libraries are also some of the most historic landmarks we have and they are often in need of costly technological and accessibility upgrades that must be accomplished while still maintaining their traditional character.”

August 10, 2015



Squadron Urges ESDC to Reject Modifications, Consider Community Impact, Seek Alternatives

BROOKLYN -- Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony at the public hearing regarding the proposed modifications to the Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan, convened by the Empire State Development Corporation Board and Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Board. Squadron’s prepared testimony is below, and attached aresupplemental documents submitted to the boards.

July 30, 2015
June 23, 2015

Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway Set to Expand into Cattaraugus County

Expansion of the byway will promote economic development and community pride


ALBANY – The Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway (WNYSSB), which currently runs through the Towns of Aurora, Boston, Colden, Concord, East Aurora, Orchard Park and Springville, will soon be expanding into Cattaraugus County. Another 37 miles of roadway will be added to the existing byway corridor, bring added attention to northern Cattaraugus County’s resources, thus increasing community pride and boosting the local economy by promoting cultural, historic, and recreational tourism.


June 18, 2015

Kennedy & Peoples-Stokes Announce Passage of Bill Extending Authorization of Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission

Commission Was At Risk of Deauthorization by End of 2015 – Bill Provides Two-Year Extension 

Commission Vital to Progress on Buffalo’s East Side, Kennedy & Peoples-Stokes Urge Governor to Swiftly Sign Into Law 

June 18, 2015

Senator Gallivan Announces Funding for Letchworth & Knox Farm State Parks

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Letchworth State Park and Knox Farm State Park will both receive funding for various revitalization and rehabilitation work.  The    projects are part of a package totaling nearly $72 million for improvements in 60 parks and historic sites across the state.

April 22, 2015

Hudson Valley contributes more sites to State and National Register of Historic Places

ALBANY, NY - The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding two sites in the 40th Senate District to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The properties to be added include the Waccabuc Historic District in Lewisboro and the Murphy Grist Mill in Beekman. State Senator Terrence Murphy noted that being listed in the State and National Register is a boost for property owners to revitalize their buildings, as it makes them eligible for various public preservation programs and services such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

March 25, 2015
February 24, 2015

State Senator Gustavo Rivera Hosts Black History Month Celebration

 In honor of the countless contributions that African-Americans have made to our country, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, the Montefiore Health System, Health First and the Claremont Community Center will host a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 7th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

February 7, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Remembering the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Senator Serino Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement today paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

January 16, 2015

Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014

Carriage Factory Apartments by DePaul

Congratulations to Mark Fuller and DePaul on the completion of their latest project, the Carriage Factory Apartments. Located in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood in the City of Rochester, these studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will offer affordable housing tenants in the former Cunningham Carriage Factory building. This is an incredible transformation of this building and site, and will help the revitalization of this area of the City of Rochester. 

Click here for more pictures from this exciting opening.

December 5, 2014

Senator Grisanti Lauds Groundbreaking of Richardson Olmsted Complex Project

The Richardson Olmsted Complex broke ground on Friday, October 10th, to begin renovations that will eventually open as an 88-room hotel, conference center and architecture center.

October 21, 2014

Town of Hamden Awarded $50,000 Grant for Restoring Historic Building

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Hamden has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

The funding will go towards the purchase, relocation, renovation, and restoration of the historic 1828 one-room schoolhouse.

October 9, 2014

Broad Street Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

MOUNT VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Mount Vernon elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the newly renovated Broad Street Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, August 9th. The official ribbon cutting was followed by a viewing of “Despicable Me II,” for Fleetwood families to enjoy. The movie was part of Senator Klein’s Summer Movie series which provides free screenings and popcorn at various locations throughout the 34th Senate District during the summer season.

August 11, 2014

Senator Klein Announces $150,000 Capital Grant for Wave Hill to Renovate Historic Glyndor House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein announced a $150,000 capital grant he secured this year that will go towards completing the exterior renovation of historic Glyndor House and to installing permanent lighting on the grounds.

August 7, 2014

Seward Grant Will Help Preserve Sherburne's History

SHERBURNE, 07/26/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined in the grand opening of the Sherburne Historic Park Society’s new museum building and announced a $50,000 state grant he secured to help with construction costs.

“The Town of Sherburne is a picture perfect example of upstate New York life with a rich history and traditions all its own,” said Senator Seward.  “This new museum will serve as a testament to Sherburne’s past while adding to the quality of life for residents and offering tourists another reason to visit Sherburne - a plus for our local businesses.” 

July 27, 2014

Keeper's House Groundbreaking Ceremony

On June 27th, Senator Stewart-Cousins joined Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry to break ground on the restoration of the Keeper's House. From 1857 on, this landmark structure was home to the superintendent for this stretch of the underground waterway that ran into New York City. The Keeper's House will become a visitor and education center for those who walk along the trailway.

June 27, 2014

Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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