Senator Flanagan Joins With Local Residents To Raise Awareness Of Hydrocephalus

To help raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 10th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) sponsored and passed a resolution designating the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.  Majority Leader Flanagan recently joined with Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association during a visit to his office in Smithtown to raise public awareness of the upcoming fundraising walk.


Senator Serrano Joins NYCHA in Announcing Launch of MyNYCHA Mobile App

(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO, Shola Olatoye, Congressman Jose E. Serrano, and residents for a press conference at Mitchell Houses announcing the launch of the MyNYCHA mobile application. The new smartphone app will allow NYCHA residents to more easily request important housing repairs and track the status of those requests.


Public Hearings on Brooklyn’s Struggling Schools

The state Department of Education has placed five “struggling“ city schools within Senate District 18 into superintendent receivership. Under state law, the schools have two years to make demonstrable improvements in student performance. Public hearings will be held to discuss the performance of the schools, the process of receivership, and to solicit input through public engagement regarding recommendations for improving the schools.

The five schools and the date, time and location of their respective hearings are listed below.


Senator Serrano Urges DEC to Hold a Public Hearing Before Harlem River Yard Power Plant's Permit Renewal

(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano submitted a written testimony to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urging them to hold a public hearing before it rules on the Harlem River Yard Power Plant's permit renewal.


Senator Serrano Fights to Ensure Community Input at Holmes Towers

(Upper East Side, NY)- Senator Serrano vowed to fight for community input on any potential development at Holmes Towers. The City has discussed building a mixed-income high-rise on top of land currently occupied by a playground at Holmes Tower. 

Senator Serrano spoke before Manhattan Community Board 8 and stated: "I want you all to know whatever the situation is or plans going forward, I will demand that the community have a strong voice in the development and that affordability in perpetuity be the ultimate goal so we can have a city that is affordable, not just for the very wealthy, but for working class folks that make this community what it is. We are losing affordable housing at an alarming rate." 


Senator Farley Notes Fall Foliage Reports Are Available

Senator Farley reminds constituents New York State has a toll-free hotline for “leaf-peepers,” people who enjoy seeing the leaves change to their beautiful autumn colors.

The number is (800) CALL-NYS (225-5697) and it’s updated each Wednesday afternoon for the upcoming weekend throughout the fall season. The hotline uses spotters throughout the State to update reports. According to the hotline, the falls season is underway with colors changing in the northern parts of the state. Spotters in Tug Hill noted maple trees are showing oranges and red, while reporters at Lapland Lake in the Northville-Benson area predict a 10 percent color change with leaves turning red, orange and purple.


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Statement from Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

New York is already in the midst of a phased-in minimum wage increase that was approved by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor.


Senator Serrano Commends Governor Cuomo for Helping Protect Our NYC Hospitals

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano commended Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for approving two projects that will receive grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).


Senator Serrano Joins Lincoln Medical Center in Encouraging the South Bronx to Sign Up for IDNYC

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano applauded the Lincoln Medical Center and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for encouraging residents of the South Bronx to register for an IDNYC at Lincoln Medical Center's enrollment center.  Since opening in April 2015, more than 30,000 New York City residents have applied for an IDNYC at Lincoln's enrollment center, which is the largest and most active in the Bronx and the only hospital-based center in the city.

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