Issues: Community Development

Gianaris And Bryant H.S. Youth Activists Celebrate Earth Day

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference at Bryant High School, where Senator Gianaris met with students to talk about energy, climate change, and environmental policy.

A group of Global Kids Leaders at William Cullen Bryant H.S. in LIC met with state Senator Michael Gianaris on April 23, for a forum to celebrate Earth Day and explore how young people can improve environmental conditions in Queens.

Gianaris imparted strategies to the student leaders on influencing public policy to improve air quality and energy efficiency in Western Queens.

May 4, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses what is being done to alleviate Newtown Creek's pollution problem

Senator Gianaris on a New York City water taxi traveling up Newtown Creek while getting briefed by the Newtown Creek Alliance on what's being done to alleviate the creek's pollution problem.

May 4, 2012
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Legislative Update with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan is joined by Assemblyman Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

May 3, 2012
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Volunteers plant 100 trees in LIC

The Queens Chronicle wrote about volunteers coming together to plant 100 trees at Queensbridge Park as part of the 5th annual "One Thing That's Green" event.

On Saturday morning (Earth Day) nearly 500 volunteers gathered at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City to plant 100 trees. Volunteers were of all ages dressed in jeans or workout clothes. There were piles of shovels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows set up at each of the color-coded stations.

JetBlue Airways teamed with New York Restoration Project, the nonprofit that has partnered with the city to plant a million trees throughout the city by 2017, to put on the fifth annual One Thing That’s Green event.

 

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May 2, 2012
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Qns. bridge shops sue city after multiple crashes

The New York Post reports on a lawsuit filed against the city by two store front owners who claim that faulty traffic planning has resulted in multiple incidents of cars plowing into their storefronts.

Two Queens shops shuttered after out-of-control cars plowed into their storefronts not once but twice — and within just nine days of each other — have filed a $1 million lawsuit, blaming a 59th Street Bridge exit ramp.

Espinal Caribbean Restaurant II had been open four years in Long Island City when the first crash happened in March 2011.

“It was a major setback and years of work evaporated,’’ owner Tony Espinal said. “But then the second crash!

May 2, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin, Shirley, Mastic & Mastic Beach “Tri-Hamlet” Elected Officials, and Community Residents Unveil Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and Report

Mastic Beach, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), joined an array of elected officials representing the Tri-Hamlet community, local community leaders and residents, this past Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the William Floyd High School Library, to announce the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and unveil a 33 page collaborative report detailing proposed projects that community leaders, including local elected officials from every layer of government, have agreed to work together towards achieving.

Senator Zeldin (above) is pictured here addressing the crowd of over one hundred Tri-Hamlet residents who came out in support of the project.

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May 1, 2012
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May 10, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Gianaris celebrates "One Thing That's Green" Day

Senator Gianaris participating in "One Thing That's Green" Day with New York Restoration Project and Jet Blue at Queensbridge Park. 

April 24, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at the Sunnyside Community Services Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Senator Gianaris speaking at the Sunnyside Community Services Volunteer Recognition Ceremony where he handed out several proclamations for Sunnyside volunteers' ongoing hard work and dedication to the community.

April 24, 2012
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Partners in Preservation -- Help Invest in New York City's Historic Sites

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have announced that New York City will be this year's location for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative to raise awareness of the importance of historic places.  The program will infuse $3 million in grants to preserve the city's historic buildings, icons, and landmarks.  As New York City's first-ever citywide grassroots preservation effort, the call-to-action program will enlist the aid of all New Yorkers, and anyone who loves New York, to vote online for the preservation projects most important to them.

April 20, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 30, 2012 Room 308 LOB

April 30, 11:30 AM - 11:48 AM
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Minimum Wage Increase

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 19, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Stands with the Senate Democratic Conference inFavor of a Minimum Wage Increase

April 19, 2012
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