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.


Governor Paterson Signs Two Senator Dilan-Sponsored Bills into Law

S 3619-A bans the use of portable electronics while driving, S 3623-A requires passengers under age eight to ride in restraint systems(Albany-NY)— Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today praised the signing of two bills into law that will improve safety measures protecting New York’s young drivers and passengers.


Turntables on the Hudson presents: THE SUNDAY GETAWAY

DJ's Nickodemus, Mariano & guests + Nappy G & Christian Rogers on percussion

Nickodemus SUN PEOPLE album LIVE + Dance & Drumming performances!!

Cost - $15

Day of Show - $20

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Water Taxi Beach -Governors Island
United States

Return To Albany

  In short order I will join my colleagues in state government and return to Albany for a special legislative session.  The agenda, most likely, will be limited to a few housekeeping matters and one extremely difficult bookkeeping task – how to close a $2.1 billion dollar budget gap.

 There are no simple answers to this complex financial problem and a brief special session is merely providing a band-aid to a gushing wound.  Sound, fundamental policy shifts are needed if we are going to stem the bleeding and make a long term recovery.


Serrano Climbs Aboard to Save the M15

On Friday morning Senator Serrano was proactive in his opposition to the proposed service cuts for one of the most heavily used bus lines in the country. During the 7 am rush hour, Serrano, his staff, and the Transport Workers Union boarded buses on Second Avenue, and handed out literature encouraging citizens to speak out against the planned cuts on the M15 bus.  The MTA is proposing to remove 9 buses from the M15 route, which operates between Second Avenue and South Ferry.

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