Senator Farley Announces Local Libraries Awarded Construction Aid

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to announce eight libraries in his 49th Senatorial District were recently awarded public library construction funds that will allow them to improve their facilities.

“As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I am pleased to see these State funds assisting our local libraries in improving the buildings that house vital information and allow organizations to keep up with the demands of their users.”

Senator Farley noted the construction grants are part of an extremely competitive process and are funded through construction moneys which are appropriated annually in the State budget. In addition, Senator Farley was able to secure some special grants for every public library in his district.


Senator Serrano Provides Free Legal Clinic in East Harlem

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano partnered with The Mobile Legal Help Center to provide a free legal clinic during his off-site constituent hours in East Harlem. Through a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group and the New York State Courts' Access to Justice Program, The Mobile Legal Help Center provides free legal assistance on civil issues related to housing (tenant only), foreclosure, public benefits, disability benefits, healthcare b


Senator Serrano Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Roosevelt Island

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator Serrano and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright sponsored an important Disaster Preparedness Workshop with the American Red Cross at the Roosevelt Island Seniors Association. 


Senator Serrano Hosts Town Hall Meeting with NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted a Town Hall Meeting with New York City Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James at the Good Shepherd Chapel on Roosevelt Island. Also present at this Town Hall were Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright.


Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts On Behalf Of Individuals With Disabilities

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) for his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.  SILO presented Senator Flanagan with a certificate during its event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 


Summer Newsletter

The post-session summer newsletter will be arriving at households throughout the week. Households that did not receive the newsletter can view the electronic copy here. End of session action includes the Rent Act of 2015 and affordable housing abatements.


2015 Summer Newsletter


Senator Serrano Joins Community Residents & the NYPD for National Night Out

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined community residents and the New York Police Department (NYPD) in honor of the 2015 National Night Out Against Crime.


Senator Serrano Celebrates Sedgwick Houses Family Day

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Sedgwick Houses Tenant Association President, Lucille White, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials, the New York Police Department (NYPD), residents, and elected officials at the Sedgwick Houses Family Day Celebration. Residents were also excited because the Senator, Council Member Vanessa L.


Senator Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo To Announce Completion Of Two Vital Projects On Route 347

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other elected officials in announcing completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. The improvements are part of a series of projects planned to enhance safety and reduce travel delays on the Route 347 corridor by transforming the busy road into a modified boulevard and suburban greenway for 15 miles through Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven, in Suffolk County.

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