Senator Serrano was honored at The West Side Federation of Neighborhood and Block Associations annual holiday party on the Upper West Side. Senator Serrano received the 2015 Community Service Award in recognition of his distinguished service in the State Senate, as well as his accomplishments in improving education, affordable housing & public health in New York State.

Senator Serrano and Senator Brad Hoylman co-authored a letter addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to allow the AIDS Walk to continue to utilize the entire roadway in Central Park. Since 1992, The AIDS Walk has used the same route to accommodate the 30,000 people that participate from around the world every year. AIDS Walk participants, including elderly people and small children, consistently use all lanes along the Central Park route for the duration of the event. 

Senator Serrano continued to urge the MTA chair, Thomas Prendergast, to provide much-needed upkeep at the 161st Street Yankee Stadium subway station. The 161st Street subway station is an iconic transportation hub and a gateway to the Bronx for many tourists. The Senator wrote a letter asking the MTA to better maintain this important station starting in 2016. The letter was also signed by Congressman Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, and Assemblymember Latoya Joyner. 

Senator Serrano was honored at The West Side Federation of Neighborhood and Block Associations annual holiday party on the Upper West Side. Senator Serrano received the 2015 Community Service Award in recognition of his distinguished service in the State Senate, as well as his accomplishments in improving education, affordable housing & public health in New York State.

(Albany, NY) - Senator Jose M. Serrano applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for his proposal to substantially increase funding for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million. If enacted, the proposal would result in the highest amount of funding in state history for the EPF. The EPF provides much needed funding to protect and create parkland and green spaces throughout New York State. 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblyman James Brennan (D-Brooklyn) today are announcing legislation they sponsored, S.5194/A.4301A, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, requiring the reporting of criminal activity on the New York City transit system.  

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC  to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips.

These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. 

Please click here to visit the Office of the New York State Comptroller to see if you are entitled to funds.

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Monday, December 28 at 8 p.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential of a snow event. Calling a snow alert allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.

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