Issues: Historical Preservation

IDC Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

The Independent Democratic Conference today called for the full reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in Upstate New York.

March 16, 2011
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IDC Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

March 16, 2011
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KLEIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO CITY ISLAND BY HOSTING ITS ANNUAL "WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH" CELEBRATION

On Sunday March 13, 2011, Senator Klein paid tribute to City Island by hosting its Annual "Women's Herstory Month" Celebration and commemorating "The Anne Hutchinson Year," in honor of this Bronx/American historic figure in recognition of her 420th Birthday Anniversary (1591-1643).

March 14, 2011
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Senator Serrano applauds the confirmation of Rose Harvey as Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

(Albany, NY)-Senator José M. Serrano commended Governor Cuomo’s nomination of Rose H. Harvey as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Today,the nomination was approved unanimously by the New York State Senate.

Prior to her nomination, Ms. Harvey was a Senior Fellow at the Jonathan Rose Companies, where she served as an advisor and conducted research on parks issues, and where she launched a non-profit organization designed to fund and develop parks in urban neighborhoods. Ms. Harvey also worked with the Trust for Public Land

for 27 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and National Director of Urban Programs.

March 8, 2011
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Serranos Honor Local Leaders in Celebration of Black History Month

For Immediate Release:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Contact: Damaris Olivo |(212) 828-5829 | dolivo.nys@gmail.com

Bronx, NY -- State Senator José M. Serrano and Congressman José E. Serrano today honored outstanding local leaders in their annual celebration of Black History Month.

February 25, 2011
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Senator Martins Makes Resolution Recognizing Aristedes de Sousa Mendes and the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

Senator Jack M. Martins made a resolution on the Senate Floor recognizing Aristedes de Sousa Mendes, who is credited with saving an estimated 30,000 lives in 1940 from Nazi atrocities, as well as the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Martins Speaks at Program Dedication Ceremony For Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

State Senator Jack Martins offered comments and program insight at a dedication program at the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center this past Sunday, Feb. 6. The program, “These are My People,” discussed the selfless acts of Aristedes de Sousa Mendes during World War II. Mendes spearheaded a visa operation which resulted in the saving of 30,000 refugees from Nazi oppression during the invasion of France during World War II.

The event featured Senator Martins, Portugese Ambassador Jao Maria Cabral, Congressman Steve Israel, Rabbi Jeffrey Clopper, Yad Vashem Director of the Righteous Dr. Mordechai Paldiel and Luis Pires of Luso-Americano Newspaper.

February 9, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR SERRANO Re: Fight to Keep Parks Open Pays Off as Park Attendance Goes Up by One Million

"After a year of struggling to keep New York State Parks open, I am pleased to hear that The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today that park attendance went up by one million visits in 2010. This number not only reflects the enduring popularity of our State Parks but showcases the importance of keeping them open for all New Yorkers who are turning to affordable and convenient destinations for recreation.

January 11, 2011
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Padavan and Local Residents Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Queens County Farm Museum at Annual Queens County Fair

New York State Senator (Queens) joined thousands over the weekend at the 28th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. This year the Queens County Farm Museum celebrates their 35th anniversary. Since its foundation, Senator Padavan has been a driving force behind the legislative and community efforts to protect and preserve the Queens County Farm Museum.  The annual fair provides an opportunity for families and residents from Queens and the surrounding areas to enjoy a traditional agricultural fair and learn more about the rich history of New York’s oldest continuously operating farmSenator Padavan with traditional German singers and dancers at the Queens County Fair on Sunday September 26, 2010. 

September 28, 2010
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Padavan and Local Residents Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Queens County Farm Museum at Annual Queens County Fair

New York State Senator (Queens) joined thousands over the weekend at the 28th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. This year the Queens County Farm Museum celebrates their 35th anniversary. Since its foundation, Senator Padavan has been a driving force behind the legislative and community efforts to protect and preserve the Queens County Farm Museum.  The annual fair provides an opportunity for families and residents from Queens and the surrounding areas to enjoy a traditional agricultural fair and learn more about the rich history of New York’s oldest continuously operating farm. Senator Padavan takes part in an arm wrestling contest at the Queens County Fair on Saturday September 25, 2010.

September 28, 2010
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Senator Maziarz visits North Tonawanda History Museum

New York State Senator George Maziarz and Robert C. Rand toured the North Tonawanda History Museum recently.  Senator Maziarz called the first interest group meeting on September 10, 2003, to kick off plans to create the history museum.  Members of the Rand family, proud of their family's roots in North Tonawanda and the contributions their ancestors made to North Tonawanda and the world, have been supportive of the history museum effort from the beginning.  Robert Rand visits the History Museum frequently.  Here, Senator Maziarz and Robert Rand join Executive Director Donna Zellner Neal in front of a Wurlitzer Model 1400 jukebox manufactured in 1951 and donated to the History Museum by member George Trautman.

September 28, 2010
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Senator Foley Secures Funding for Long Island Maritime Museum

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has secured funding for the Long Island Maritime Museum.

The $125,000 capital grant that Senator Foley provided, which will be administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), will be used to make various improvements at the facility, including the expansion and renewal of the museum’s collections.

September 24, 2010
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Senator Foley Secures Funding for Greater Patchogue Foundation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has secured funding for the Greater Patchogue Foundation.

The $100,000 capital grant that Senator Foley provided, which will be administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), will be used to make improvements to the sidewalks and curbing around the Lakeview Cemetery. The completion of improvements to the sidewalks will compliment the newly reconstructed front entrance gates, archway and gate pillars that replicate those first constructed in 1899.

September 24, 2010
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Celebrate the Glen Held in Brighton

On Sunday, September 19th, "Celebrate the Glen" was held in Brighton. This event featured historic photographs and film, original artwork, and nostalgic exhibits for visitors to better understand the past of Corbett's Glen. Pictured here, Senator Robach views one of the many historic photographs that were on display. For more information, you can visit www.corbettsglen.org.

September 20, 2010
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Padavan Marks 50th Anniversary of St. Mel School in Flushing

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with school administrators, faculty, parents, students and alumni of St. Mel School in Flushing to commemorate their landmark 50th Anniversary on Saturday September 18, 2010. The anniversary was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening of a time capsule. St. Mel Church Pastor Father Christopher J. Turczany, Sister Angela Gannon, Laura Conte and Senator Frank Padavan prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the second fifty years of St. Mel School.

September 20, 2010
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Aubertine Secures $20k for Cornwall Brothers Restoration

Store and Museum moving forward with project, grant to help pay for windows, leverage funding

ALEXANDRIA BAY (September 20, 2010)—The Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum is moving forward with ongoing restorations and renovations thanks to a $20,000 legislative grant secured by state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine.

September 20, 2010
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Monaco's legacy deserves respect

Press-Republican Editorial

August 25, 2010

— All too often, rather than being preserved when the opportunity was there, significant North Country landmarks have been allowed to slip into memory. Only after they are gone do people realize their value.

The original Chazy Central Rural School and the Turner Mansion on upper Cornelia Street are just a couple of examples that come to mind.

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August 25, 2010
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Senator Foley, Mayor Pate Announce Funding for Bellport Village

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Bellport Village Mayor David Pate announced today that Bellport Village will receive $450,000 in capital money from the State of New York.

The funding, secured by Senator Foley, will be used to fund projects in Bellport Village. A total of $300,000 in multi-modal funding will go towards re-vamping the sidewalks in the village and $125,000 in funding from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will go towards restoring the Bellport Village Community Center.

August 13, 2010
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