Issues: Historical Preservation

Padavan, Aquinas Honor Society Students Celebrate Jamaica Estate's History

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens),  students from the Immaculate Conception School’s Aquinas Honor Society and local civic leaders joined together for the unveiling of a historical marker for Jamaica Estates. The event took place at the location of the plaque at Wexford Terrace and Midland Malls on Friday morning April 23, 2010. Padavan provided a $2,000 grant for the historical plaque after the student from the Aquinas Society undertook two years of research into the history and heritage of the Jamaica Estates community.

April 26, 2010

Protecting Harlem's African Burial Grounds

On March 19, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins & Senator Jose Serrano, Jr. held a NY Senate Public Hearing entitled Protecting Harlem's African Burial Grounds.

April 6, 2010

Community Update with Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine

Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine recently taped a program to be aired on and local cable stations in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in which he lays out the arguments to save Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and for protecting our state parks and historic sites, the snowmobile trail fund, and agriculture.

March 26, 2010

Sen. Aubertine Fighting to Keep State Parks Open


Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses


March 24, 2010

Senator Stachowski Calls For Measure To Advance Historic Rehabilitation

Bill To Provide Tax Credits On Commercial Properties

March 9, 2010

Legislators, Advocates Call On Governor Paterson To Restore Funding For State Parks And Historic Sites

Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket), Chairs of the Assembly and Senate Committees overseeing State Parks, joined with colleagues from both sides of the aisle and advocates on Wednesday to discuss and oppose the devastating cuts to parks in Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed Executive Budget for FY 2010-11.

March 3, 2010

Sen. Foley's Bill to Designate Lake Ronkonkoma as an Inland Waterway Passes in the Senate

The New York State Senate passed important legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) officially designating Lake Ronkonkoma as an inland waterway. The bill is a crucial step towards cleaning up the lake and revitalizing the lakefront area.  

February 12, 2010

Grant To Help Renovate Historic Weller Library

By Jennifer Bogdan


MOHAWK — It's a financial challenge to refurbish a historic structure.

The Weller Library in Mohawk is no exception, according to library board President Edward View, who said the building is in need of $60,000 for renovations.

February 10, 2010

Thank You Nancy Donohue for Your Exemplary Volunteer Work as President of Sagtikos Manor Historical Society!

Senator Owen H. Johnson was pleased to join Nancy Donohue and her family at an annual meeting of the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society to honor her and acknowledge her many accomplishments as President of the organization.  The event took place at Captain Bill's Restaurant in Bay Shore on January 23, 2010. 

February 2, 2010

A guido by any other name ...

“Guido,” a term that’s derogatory to many was thrust into the spotlight by MTV’s realty show, “The Jersey Shore.”

To playwright Mario Fratti it represents the sophistication of the main character in Federico Fellini’s film “8 ½,” which he adapted for the Broadway musical and movie “Nine.” “That’s why I kept the name,” Fratti said.

January 22, 2010

Gym.Tan. Laundry. Discuss.

Consider it an antipasto for tonight’s season finale of MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.” The John D.

January 22, 2010

Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010

Historic Elmira Accepting Nominations for Preservation Awards

Elmira, N.Y.–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) reminded area residents today that Historic Elmira, Inc. is currently accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual “Preservation Awards Program” to recognize outstanding restoration and preservation projects within the Elmira area.

January 14, 2010

Letter from Senator Thomas K. Duane to Equinox Holdings RE: Multistory Signage at 97 Greenwich Avenue

Attached and below please find a letter sent today by New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane to Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox Holdings, calling for the removal of multistory signage at Equinox Fitness at 97 Greenwich Avenue, which constitutes an egregious violation of the spirit and character of the Greenwich Village Historic District.

January 5, 2010

Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

 Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

The Institute works to foster higher education among Italian-Americans. Senator Savino spoke about the importance of promoting the rich cultural and intellectual history of Italians and Italian Americans.

Please click here for the video:

November 25, 2009

Senator Saland, Assemblyman Marc Molinaro and Red Hook Town Supervisor Sue Crane Announce the Approval of a Grant to Restore the Historic St. Margaret’s Home in the Town of Red Hook.

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeesie), Assemblyman Marc Molinaro (R,I,C – Red Hook) and Sue Crane, Supervisor of the Town of Red Hook, announced the approval of $90,000 to be used toward the restoration efforts of the historic St. Margaret’s Home in the Town of Red Hook. 

October 30, 2009
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