Issues: Construction

Sen. Duane Joins Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn to Announce Final Re-zoning for Redevelopment of Hudson Yards Area

Agreement on Western Rail Yard Sets Stage for Combined 12 Million Square Feet of Mixed-Use Development, including 1,300 Affordable Housing Units in Hudson Yards Area, and Creation of Tens of Thousands of Permanent and Construction JobsFirst Phase of 7-Train Expansion to Hudson Yards Area is Completed as 1,000-Ton Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks through 34th Street Station Cavern Wall

December 20, 2009

Affordable Homes to be Constructed at 3 Cypress Hills Sites

Capital Funding Provided by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

November 13, 2009


Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009

Senator Valesky Opens Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) delivered opening remarks at a workshop that provided details about application of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, a law sponsored by Senator Valesky.

The workshop, sponsored by the Metropolitan Development Association, Preservation League, New York State Historic Preservation Office, and the New York State Urban Council, drew more than 100 people, including developers, homeowners, economic development professionals, municipal leaders and real estate agents.

September 24, 2009

Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009

Major Economic Development Initiative Is One of Seven Valesky Bills Signed into Law This Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Businesses that have found it difficult to navigate state regulations or find available funding will now have a place to go for help, thanks to one of seven bills sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that were signed into law yesterday.

The legislation (S3076) creates regional “one-stop” economic development centers where business owners can learn about state programs that benefit their businesses and receive help in navigating sometimes complicated federal, state and local regulations, including licensing and permitting.

August 27, 2009

Brennan / Krueger Bill to Force Correction of Dangerous Construction Violations Signed by Governor Paterson

A bill to improve construction safety sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Brennan and State Senator Liz Krueger was signed into law on July 29th by Governor Paterson. The legislation, developed out of 2005 and 2008 hearings by the Assembly Cities and Codes committees on construction safety, requires contractors and developers to certify correction of violations posing an imminent threat to public safety or face shutdown of their worksites, as well as significant penalties.

July 31, 2009

East Side Electeds Express Extreme Disappointment over DEC Marine Transfer Station Decision

New York—East Side elected officials joined together in expressing their extreme disappointment over the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to approve permits for a Marine Transfer Station (MTS) at East 91st Street.  In response, the Gracie Point Community Council is investigating the possibility of filing an Article 78 lawsuit with the State Supreme Court in order to block the DEC’s decision.  For years the East Side electeds and the community have actively opposed the siting of an MTS at East 91st Street.

July 29, 2009

11/22/2008: Senator Huntley joins local school administrators in ground breaking ceremony

P.S./I.S. 48Q is set to receive a $56 million new building, which will include three additional grades and double capacity due to the efforts of local officials

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) today joined administrators from P.S. 48Q, local elected officials, parents, and community residents to break ground in the 18-month construction project.

November 22, 2008

10/24/2007: New Elementary School Planned For Jamaica

For years, students at PS 48 in Jamaica had to eat lunch, take gym classes and hold school events in a crowded, multi-purpose room. Administrators tried to get the 72-year-old building renovated to have the necessary facilities for their 360 students, but it was impossible.

October 24, 2007
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