Issues: New York City

INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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UNDERAGE DRINKERS BEWARE

Klein, SLA and Local Merchants Announce Summer Crackdown on Illegal Drinking in the Bronx

 

June 12, 2010
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Squadron Holds Summit Following Fire at Tribeca Telecom Building

A fire last month in a hardware store at 60 Hudson Street reignited concern among some neighbors over the risks posed by 80,000 gallons of diesel fuel stored in the building.

June 11, 2010
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PROTECTING BRONX HOMEOWNERS

Klein Announces Victory with State Non-Solicitation Renewal

 

BRONX, NY – A longtime advocate for protecting homeowners orders from unscrupulous real estate brokers, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) commended New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Thursday for placing local Community Boards 10, 11 and 12 under a renewed non-solicitation, cease-and-desist rule to defend Bronx homeowners against unwanted solicitation from realtors.

 

June 11, 2010
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NY Daily News: Adams, Jeffries Defend Stop-And-Frisk Bill

The NY Daily News Covers Senator Adams' press conference on a city-wide database:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/05/adams-jeffries-defend-stop-and.html

(Courtesy: NY Daily News, Celeste Katz)

June 9, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CREW CLEANS VAN NEST CHURCH

72 hours after hearing that the Love Gospel Church in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx had been vandalized, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined local community leaders, church officials and a graffiti clean-up team to clean the side of the church on Saturday, June 5th. This is the second time in just two months that Senator Klein’s crew has helped remove graffiti from the church.

June 5, 2010
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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN JOINS SENATOR JEFF KLEIN TO SUPPORT HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CHURCH & SYNAGOGUE VANDALS

Religious Leaders & Elected Officials Call on State Legislature to pass tougher sentencing for vandals of Houses of Worship

 

June 4, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN FIGHTS TO SAVE COMMUNITY GARDENS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Support Local Gardens, Helping New Yorkers Maintain Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

 

ALBANY, NY – Deputy Majority Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Thursday that the NYS State Senate passed his bill to provide continued support for local community gardens. Senator Klein’s bill helps support the efforts of many New Yorkers to use these gardens to grow low-cost, fresh fruits and vegetables, and build stronger community and neighborhood bonds.

 

May 27, 2010
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Lower East Side gas leak

About 60 tenants in three Lower East Side New York City Housing Authority projects who have been without gas for their kitchen stoves for several months finally got a hearing on May 5 when state Sen. Daniel Squadron stepped into the picture.

It took four months for gas to be restored to the 17 apartments in the C line of the building at 182 South St. in the Alfred Smith Houses where a leak on a gas coupling in the basement cut off service on Jan. 20. Tenants had to cook on hot plates supplied by NYCHA until May 7 when gas service was restored.

May 17, 2010
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Senator Adams Decries Treatment of War Hero Cop by NYPD

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins U.S. Marine James Brower, In Uniform, to Stand Up to Underhanded Attempts To Decertify Him And Dismiss War Hero Cop

May 15, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Elected Officials Call on City to Address Increased Helicopter Traffic Over Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights

Uptick in Noise, Traffic After 30th Street Heliport’s Termination of Tourist Flights

Officials Call for Three Steps to ImproveSafety and Quality of Life

April 12, 2010
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March 29, 2010
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Senator Adams and TWU President Urge MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism

PRESS ADVISORY

Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The NYS Senate Homeland Security Committee, and TWU President John Samuelsen Cite this Year’s Al Qaeda Plot To Detonate a Bomb In The NYC Subway and Urge The MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism  

March 13, 2010
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Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010
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Albany must act to protect the city’s public housing

By Daniel Squadron

It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority is underfunded — residents suffer the consequences every day when they contend with broken elevators, heat outages and unsecured front doors.

February 24, 2010
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Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Alternate Locations for 9/11 Terrorism Trials

Immediately after the announcement of the proposal to hold trials for accused 9/11 terrorists in Lower Manhattan, I pushed for a public discussion with NYPD of whether the community could bear the measures needed to secure Lower Manhattan and Chinatown. Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD deserve credit for facilitating that discussion. While civilian federal court is the correct venue for terrorist trials, the current proposal shows that holding these trials at 500 Pearl Street would have devastating consequences for our community.

January 27, 2010
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Manhattan Elected Officials Urge U.S. Attorney General to Conduct Comprehensive Evaluation of 9/11 Trial Sites and Request Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin sent the following letter (also attached), regarding the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other accused terrorists, to United States Attorney General Eric Holder:

 

January 28, 2010

 

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Attorney General

January 27, 2010
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