Issues: Environment

INFORMATION ON FLOOD BUYOUT PROGRAM

Attached as part of a PDF you will find the following information:

 

1.  A copy of the legislation authorizing State funds for the buyout of properties in Ulster County which are near New York City's leaking aqueducts;

2.   Questions and Answers prepared by the NYS Division of Housing on the original flood buyout program.  The questions and answers are generally expected to be applicable to the Wawarsing buyouts since the funding comes from the same source;

File: 
Information on Flood buyout program and other DEP related issues

April 10, 2010
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April 9, 2010
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Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The MTA's Clean-Up Of Throgs Neck Bridge Park

Following weeks of discussions with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), I have just been informed that clean-up of lead paint debris uncovered in Throgs Neck Bridge Park is now underway and should be completed within the next week. The clean-up action by the MTA comes following an independent and comprehensive environmental analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino which detailed the impact the paint scraping project of the Throgs Neck Bridge has had on immediate surrounding area.

April 6, 2010
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EcoArt Community Festival

Near Flatbush and Ocean Aves., across from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

July 25, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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"Shed the Meds"- Medication Disposal Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with the Village of Massapequa Park and the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

April 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Thursday , April 8, 2010 Room 901 LOB

April 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010
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Silver and Squadron shoot for revamp of Gulick Park

Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Friday morning, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and state Senator Daniel Squadron shot some hoops on the Lower East Side while announcing their hopes to redo a rundown park.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Peralta speaks about Saving Our Parks

Senator Peralta speaks at the Majority News Conference to Save Our Parks 3/24/10

March 24, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Participes in the Dedication of the Syracuse Center of Excellence

Syracuse Center of Excellence's headquarters is a new national resource to promote collaborations in research, demonstration, commercialization, and outreach projects relating to sustainable built environments. It is the hub of an emerging regional innovation cluster that engages hundres of firms and institutions from throughout NYS, across the U.S., and around the world.

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Antoine Thompson, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 901 LOB

March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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City seals deal to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park

The city on Wednesday officially took over development of — and funding for — Brooklyn Bridge Park, an agreement that supporters say “guarantees” that the waterfront development will indeed be completed.

The takeover plan, offered in part by state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights), includes a commitment from the city to complete construction of the $350-million park, a long-delayed 1.7-mile strip of green from John Street in DUMBO to Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill built partially on the former Port Authority piers under Brooklyn Heights.

March 12, 2010
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City takes control of Brooklyn Bridge Park

After months of negotiations, the state on Wednesday handed the reins of Brooklyn Bridge Park over to the city, while remaining to ride shotgun.

The deal came with two major caveats - an agreement that the Bloomberg Administration contributes $55 million to finish the $350 million park in the next fiscal year, and the city will explore other options for funding the parks mandate to be self-sustaining.

March 12, 2010
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