Issues: Cities

Schumer hits South Street

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | 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
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January 6, 2010
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South Street project to get $1M shot in the arm

By MAURY THOMPSON, thompson@poststar.com | 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.

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December 15, 2009
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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 25, 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

File: 
Carroll_Gardens_rezoning_CPC_testimony-1.pdf

September 18, 2009
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Public Hearing: Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health Public Hearing

Senator Squadron, the Senate Standing Committee on Cities, and the Assembly Standing Committee on Cities will be hosting a Public Hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health.

September 18, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Squadron, Chair of Senate Cities Committee, to host a hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health

SUBJECT:           Retail Diversity and Neighborhood HealthPURPOSE:          To identify and disseminate best practices for supporting and               facilitating the preservation and revitalization of retail in urban neighborhoods.

August 28, 2009
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August 26, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHY YOUNG REGARDING EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF REQUEST FOR FLOODED AND DAMAGED AREAS

“I am urging Governor Paterson to immediately declare emergency disaster areas for Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. 

August 10, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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