Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Valesky talks about the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

The New York State Senate passed landmark economic development legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky which would stimulate the Upstate economy and revitalize its communities through rehabilitation of historic properties.

The bill, S2960, would provide tax credits for redevelopment of qualified residential and commercial properties with the intention of creating an economic stimulus in distressed communities.

May 28, 2009
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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is Critical Component of Upstate Revitalization

It is not hard to describe the economic trend for Upstate New York over the last few decades.  We have all watched as our main streets emptied out, our factories left town and our children moved away.   These losses only increased the strains on our communities, pushing property taxes up on the businesses and families who have stayed.  

May 27, 2009
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Landmark Economic Development Legislation Sponsored By Senator Valesky Passes State Senate; Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is unprecedented redevelopment incentive for Upstate New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate today passed landmark economic development legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) which would stimulate the Upstate economy and revitalize its communities through rehabilitation of historic properties.

May 27, 2009
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Bills Approved by the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee

On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee approved the following five bills, four of which will proceed to the Senate calendar where they will be reviewed for a floor vote. Bill S2532A will go to the Senate's Finance Committee.

May 27, 2009
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New York Senate Passes Trapping Legislation Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on May 19, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which gives the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the flexibility to identify traps with either the trapper’s name and address or assigned identification number.

May 21, 2009
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Senator David Valesky Receives Legislator of the Year Award from New York State Snowmobile Association

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was the recipient of the New York State Snowmobile Association’s (NYSSA) Legislator of the Year Award during the association’s annual meeting and forum April 18.

May 21, 2009
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Downtown Staten Island Council to kick off 5th annual Drive-In Movie event

Staten Island Advance

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gnyback May 20, 2009 The Downtown Staten Island Council is kicking off it's fifth annual Drive-In Movies event Thursday night.

Closing in on the fifth year of the Downtown Staten Island Council's Drive-In Movies, the non-profit organization will hold a kickoff for the event tomorrow night at Da Noi Restaurant at 138 Fingerboard Road in Fort Wadsworth.

May 20, 2009
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5/16/2009: Roy Wilkins Youth & Tennis Academy

 Senator Huntley supports Roy Wilkins Youth & Tennis Academy Day

May 16, 2009
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Serrano Participates in Round Table on Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

May 8, 2009

Senator Jose M. Serrano participated today in a roundtable discussionon how best to support New York City’s “naturally occurring” culturaldistricts on Friday, May 8. The roundtable was hosted by Brooklyn’sPratt Center for Community Development and the Fourth Arts Block, theleadership organization for Manhattan’s East 4th Street CulturalDistrict.

May 8, 2009
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Serrano and Experts Discuss Museum Deaccession at Meeting of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Committee Chair José M. Serrano invited experts in the field to discuss Museum Deaccession at a lively meeting in the Capitol.

Features Statements From:

• Senators Serrano and Squadron• Assemblymen Brodsky and Titone• Anne Ackerson, Executive Director of the Museum Association of NY• David Palmquist,Director of Chartering Office, New York State Museum• Michael Botwinick, Director of the Hudson River Museum• Steven Kern, Director of the Everson Museum

May 6, 2009
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May 4, 2009
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2008 Annual People's Choice Environmnetal Photo Contest

Mark A. J. Beaumont – Heron on the Bayville Creek

April 1, 2009
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3/31/2009: NYS State Senate Honors Brooklyn Artist Lynn Nottage

On the final day of National Women’s History Month 2009, NYS Senator Velamanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Colleagues honored Brooklyn playwright, Lynn Nottage, for her outstanding contributions to the arts in New York.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Arts Grants for State Funding for Several Westchester County Organizations

    Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF, 35th District) announced that several Westchester County Arts organizations will receive funding totaling approximately $360,000. 

January 7, 2009
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7/14/2007: Senator Huntley's 1st Annual Children's Festival

For Children of all ages, a FREE fun filled day of Learning, Exercise, Food, Games, Rides and other activities on Saturday, July 14, 2007 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Forest Park

July 14, 2007
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2/17/2007: NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators (Caucus Weekend)

Senator Shirley L. Huntley participates in the 2007 Youth Conference (Albany, New York)

February 17, 2007
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