Issues: New York City

SENATOR SQUADRON, FDNY OFFICIALS HONOR FDNY 150th ANNIVERSARY

Squadron At Senate District FDNY Firehouses/EMS Stations: Thank You For Your Service

Squadron/FDNY Celebrate 150 Years With State Senate Resolution

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and FDNY officials, including Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Donoghue - Manhattan Borough Commander, visited FDNY firehouses and EMS stations around the 26th Senate District to honor the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Squadron presented a copy of the Senate resolution he passed earlier this year to commemorate this noteworthy occasion, along with colleagues.

August 27, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR THE YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the YMCA Paul Custer, and Vice President of Public Affairs at the YMCA Sharon Levy, today announced $200,000 in state funding for the YMCA of Greater New York.

August 20, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, LOCAL LEADERS & HEALTH OFFICIALS DEMAND A CRACKDOWN ON ILLICIT UNDERGROUND DRUG K2

Senator Klein introduces new legislation to strengthen penalties for sale of synthetic cannabinoids

Over 20 stores purportedly selling synthetic marijuana in The Bronx; Nearly 700 visits to Bronx emergency rooms in recent months

Senator Klein calls on Bronx District Attorney to prosecute sale of K2

August 12, 2015
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QUART, SQUADRON, ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE BILL ALLOWING PUBLIC ACCESS TO POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE

Would Allow Public to FOIL Recorded Encounters Between Police and Citizens

NEW YORK –State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Dan Quart, and advocates have announced a bill ensuring that police body camera recordings are publicly accessible under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). This legislation will promote greater transparency in everyday encounters between police officers and members of public."

August 6, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK GENERAL PROJECT PLAN

 

Squadron Urges ESDC to Reject Modifications, Consider Community Impact, Seek Alternatives

BROOKLYN -- Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony at the public hearing regarding the proposed modifications to the Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan, convened by the Empire State Development Corporation Board and Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Board. Squadron’s prepared testimony is below, and attached aresupplemental documents submitted to the boards.

July 30, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S LMDC MEETING

NEW YORK—State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding today’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation meeting:

July 23, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR SQUADRON & NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCE JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES AT FEDERAL HALL

Squadron Marks 250th Anniversary of Stamp Act Congress

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron was joined by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), a Revolutionary re-enactor, Park Rangers, community members and visitors to make a special presentation marking the 250th Anniversary of the Stamp Act Congress at Federal Hall. They also announced this weekend's Independence Day activities at Federal Hall National Memorial. 

July 2, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ANNOUNCEMENT

BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Congresswoman Velázquez, Assemblymember Simon, Councilmember Lander, and Councilmember Levin released the following joint statement regarding the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's announcement:

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO SMITH HOUSES

Squadron Details Over $450K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged residents of Alfred E. Smith Houses Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $450,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event included Smith Resident Association President Aixa Torres, NYCHA’s Deputy Director for City Capital Michael Clandorf, and NYCHA Security Manager Irving Anglada. It was co-hosted by the Smith Resident Association and NYCHA.

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PROTECTS BRONX TENANTS FROM SLUMLORD GOLDFARB PROPERTIES

DOB, City & State agencies heed Klein’s call to take action against Bronx landlord who deprived rent-stabilized tenants of gas for 29 days

Stop work orders issued on Goldfarb owned property for endangering the health and safety of Bronx tenants

July 1, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MAYOR'S INCLUSION OF LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens to announce the inclusion of Lunar New Year as a school holiday. Squadron released the following statement:

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY & STATE TO INVESTIGATE UNSCRUPULOUS BRONX LANDLORDS

As rent law negotiations loom large, Klein calls for crooked landlords to be stripped of vacancy bonus

Hundreds of Bronx tenants forced out of rent-stabilized apartments while greedy landlords pad their pockets

June 22, 2015
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MOYA/KLEIN BILL THAT COMBATS ILLEGAL CAR DEALING PASSES ASSEMBLY AND SENATE

Albany, NY— The New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) and Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), on Thursday to crack down on unregistered car dealers who use city streets as their own personal showrooms.

June 19, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: POST-PONED The Current State of Homelessness in New York City

This event has been post-poned.

Senate Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Meeting: The Current State of Homelessness in New York City
Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New York
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Dawa Jung (718) 357-3094; (347) 653-9400
Media Contact: Heather Sager (718) 357-3094; (917) 244-7945
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 30, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SQUADRON, AUBRY INTRODUCE KALIEF'S LAW TO FIX “SPEEDY TRIAL” RULES IN NYS

Broken System Forces Defendants to Endure Significant Delays Before Trial

Electeds: The Experience of Kalief Browder Must Be A Call To Action

ALBANY — State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry announced legislation (S.5988) to fix New York State's "speedy trial" law following the recent death of Kalief Browder, who spent three years in pre-trial detention at Riker's Island. Kalief's Law closes a legal loophole that forces defendants to endure significant delays before trial, even while in jail, despite the time limits established by law. This change will limit delays by prosecutors and the court, so that defendants are afforded their constitutional right to a speedy trial.

June 17, 2015
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Senator Rev Rubén Díaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization welcome NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton on June 11, 2015

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization welcome NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton on June 11, 2015

June 16, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN STATEMENT ON SENATE BILL ADDING NYC LUNAR NEW YEAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY

ALBANY – The New York State Senate unanimously passed S.4648 (Golden, Squadron) on Tuesday night which would establish the Asian Lunar New Year as a school holiday in New York City. Legislation passed last year authorized the New York City Department of Education to consider closure for the holiday. This legislation would require it. State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Queens), U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilmember Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) released the following statement in response:

June 10, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN, ELECTEDS, COMMUNITY URGE MAYOR TO MEET ON ADDING LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY IN 2015-16

40+ Electeds, Advocates Ask For Results of Promised DOE Study

Asian-Americans Comprise 15% of NYC Public School Students, Mayor Pledged Lunar New Year School Holiday

NEW YORK – State Senator Squadron, Assemblymember Kim, Congressmember Meng and Councilmember Chin today urged Mayor de Blasio to add Lunar New Year as a school holiday to the 2015-16 school calendar, with elected officials, community leaders and advocacy groups from across New York City. In a letter from over 40 elected officials and community advocates, the Mayor was asked to meet with the group to discuss the results of a Department of Education (DOE) analysis the Administration promised for completion in May, and ultimately, to keep the pledge he made to include Lunar New Year as a school holiday. The full letter is attached as a PDF.     

June 5, 2015
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO MANDATE THAT LOTTERY FUNDS BE USED ONLY FOR EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY (June1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in passing legislation (S.165) that would make it absolutely clear that funds raised through the New York State Lottery can only be used to support education and not be diverted to other purposes.  

June 2, 2015
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