Issues: Community Development

Hoyt, Grisanti Announce Passage of Key Bill for Richardson Reuse

BUFFALO, NY – Assemblymember Sam Hoyt (D-Buffalo) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) announce the passage of legislation (A371/S1406) important to the restoration of the H.H. Richardson Complex on Buffalo’s West Side. The Assembly vote was unanimous 121-0 and the bill passed the Senate last week, carried by Grisanti.

March 14, 2011
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Senator Montgomery and Community Leaders Call for Stronger Rent Laws

Representatives of PACC, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the Fifth Avenue Committee met with Senator Montgomery to thank her for her support of tenant protection laws and all of her work to preserve affordable rental housing. Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of the Omnibus Tenant Protection Act (S.2783-A) that renews and strengthens safeguards for tenants.

March 11, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Works to Renew and Strenghten State's Rent Protection System

With rent regulation laws that protect over one million units of affordable housing in New York City and the surrounding counties (Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland) dangerously close to expiring, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery and her Senate Democratic colleagues have called for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections.

March 8, 2011
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Proposal to Operate 200-Bed Center in Greenpoint for City Homeless Withdrawn

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) applauded the recent announcement that the proposal to build a 200-bed transitional residence for New York City’s homeless in Greenpoint has been withdrawn by its developers after concerns with the proposal were raised by constituents.“It was never the intent of this facility to assist Greenpoint’s homeless population. Instead, it proposed bringing in 200 homeless men from outside the community,” said Senator Dilan.

February 9, 2011
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NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report 1/31/2011

NYS Senator Greg Ball - Legislative Report - January 31, 2011 - with Special Guest Rev. Dr. Adolphus C. Lacey, Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY.

February 1, 2011
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Supporting the Clinton Commons Affordable Housing Development

On January 26, 2011, I submitted testimony to the New York City Planning Commission in support of the proposed Clinton Commons development on West 52nd Street.  I applaud Manhattan Community Board 4's strong advocacy during the review process which compelled the developers to identify and adopt a mechanism that will preserve the development's affordability in the long-term.  Clinton Commons' progressive cooperative housing structure will open the door to home ownership for countless generations of moderate and middle-income New Yorkers for whom there are currently few adequate housing options, and will help keep Clinton/Hell's Kitchen a diverse, dynamic and vibrant neighborhood.

File: 
Duane Clinton Commons CPC Testimony.pdf

January 27, 2011
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1/25/2011: College & Careers, Not More Cuts

AQE Releases Report, Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results

Albany—The Alliance for Quality Education issued a report today titled Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results. During his campaign for governor Andrew Cuomo asserted that, “There are two education systems in this state.  Not public-private. One for the rich and one for the poor and they are both public systems.”  Based on the findings of the report AQE warned that large cuts to education in next week’s Executive Budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

January 25, 2011
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2009-10 REPORT

New York State Senate Majority Leader Chairman, New York State Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Vice President, New York State Senate Office for Urban Policy and Planning 2009-10 Report

To view the full report click the PDF link below.

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2009-10 REPORT

December 15, 2010
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Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair of Senate Committee on Cities

November, 2010 Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action Update.

File: 
Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action.pdf

December 1, 2010
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Fall 2010 Albany Update

Dear Friend,

In the last year, there has been a number of important developments in transportation, education, land use and housing in the 26th District that I want to make sure you are aware of. Additionally, in this newsletter, I have included some information about upcoming community events I am hosting, as well as opportunities for you and your family to get involved. I hope you find this information helpful.

File: 
Fall 2010 Neighborhood Update - Fall.pdf

November 30, 2010
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November 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

As expected, this was a difficult election season. But thanks to the support of so many of you, I was reelected with 70 percent of the vote. First, thank you and know that even if you chose not to vote for me, I will do my very best to serve every constituent of the 26th Senatorial District for the next two years.

File: 
Nov 2010 CB- PRINT.doc

November 30, 2010
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11/19/2010: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Delta Airlines

Who: Senate President Malcolm A. Smith (D-St.Albans)

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (D-Queens)

Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-South Ozone Park)

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica)

Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY-6)

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Delta Airlines Terminal 4 @ JFK Airport

When: Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 9:30 AM

Where: JFK Airport, Terminal 4

Jamaica, New York 11430

(Jamaica, NY)- Today, Senate President Malcolm A. Smith joined Delta Airlines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and John F. Kennedy (JFK) Air Terminal as they broke ground on their $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4 at JFK Airport.

November 19, 2010
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Senator Dilan Praises ExxonMobil Settlement to Continue Cleanup of Newtown Creek

Oil giant to dedicate $19.5 million—of $25 million settlement for penalties, costs and restoration of local environment—to Greenpoint environmental fund

November 17, 2010
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Public Hearing: The Second Avenue Subway Construction

       The Second Avenue Subway is being constructed to provide residents and commuters with additional access to mass transit. However, this endeavor has lead to numerous problems. Many businesses, residents, building owners, and commuters have been adversely affected by the construction which has eliminated parking, diminished sidewalks, and severely blocked access to local businesses. In addition, the scheduled dates of completion have been pushed back, and limited information has been disseminated to impacted businesses and residents.

November 30, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

-MEDIA ADVISORY-

Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today that she is holding a residents meeting to introduce Financial Independence Today (FIT).

November 4, 2010
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Press Conference to Announce the Signing of the Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act

On August 30, 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law the State Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act. This groundbreaking new law will fundamentally change the way that state agencies fund public infrastructure projects by requiring the use of smart growth principles to combat sprawl and promote environmentally sound development. Passage of the law was a top legislative priority of environmental groups throughout the state.

October 18, 2010
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10/16/2010: Constituent Meeting

Senator Huntley meets with Tony Modica (The Pizza Dance Man), owner of La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, New York 11417 to discuss some business ideas for the community.

October 15, 2010
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