Issues: Cities

NYS Senator Foley comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Brian Foley comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Foley is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010

Committee Meeting: 2/23/2010: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 609, LOB

February 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 22, 2010

Committee Meeting: 2/09/2010: Cities

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 9, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010

Schumer hits South Street

By MAURY THOMPSON | Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:10 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Downtown revitalization takes "a whole lot of steps," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

"To rebuild a downtown and rebuild a community, you don't just do one thing," he said. "You do one thing and then you build on that, and then do the next and build on that, and then do the next and build on that."

January 8, 2010
January 6, 2010

South Street project to get $1M shot in the arm

By MAURY THOMPSON, | Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 6:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- In this case, city officials don't mind going back to the drawing board.

The original plan was to make infrastructure and streetscape improvements around two key development projects at either end of South Street.

To read more click HERE.

December 15, 2009

Protecting Neighborhood Businesses

As chair of the Senate Cities Committee, I hosted a public hearing on retail diversity and neighborhood health on September 19th.  Too often, New York City neighborhoods suffer from a drought of diverse retail or suffer as locally owned businesses are driven out.   My hearing brought together small business owners, government officials, and community members to discuss the problem and identify potential solutions.  The goal is to develop state policies to promote local and diverse retail.  If you have ideas for how to promote retail diversity and neighborhood health

October 26, 2009

Sen. Aubertine Secures $1.02 M for City of Oswego

Funding will enable to the city to meet pressing heavy equipment needs, save property taxpayers


October 6, 2009

Small stores key to ’hoods’ health, some tell hearing

Feature article in The Villager

By Albert Amateau

Small, family-owned stores are facing a host of threats in Manhattan, including high rents, national chains overwhelming neighborhoods, oppressive enforcement of city regulations and, of course, the economic downturn.

September 25, 2009

Recording of Senator Squadron's September 23rd community convention follow-up call

On September 23rd, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention  held in March. The discussion focused on buses, subways, MTA funding, and MTA issues, pedestrian safety, street changes, bicycle lanes, traffic control, environmental sustainability, alternative energy and parks and open space.

The call was the first in a series of community convention update calls, all of which are open to the public.

September 24, 2009

Planning for Responsible Development in Carroll Gardens

As a resident and a representative of Carroll Gardens, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. 


September 18, 2009
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