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.

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced that the Department of Sanitation will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection program on Monday, January 4. The program will run through Friday, January 15, 2016.

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today has issued the following statement on the passing of Detective Lemm:

In observance of Christmas Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Friday, December 25. The holiday causes the Department to reschedule some collection days. We will work to collect all material as quickly as possible.
·Residents should place their garbage out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 25 for collection.
Organic Material:
·Residents should place their organic material out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 25 for collection.

Senator Serrano January Constituent Services Hours

related issues:

In addition to constituent services provided at our district office, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, we will continue to be out in the community every day (except Friday) at a local library, senior center or government office near you. We are at locations in The Bronx, Roosevelt Island, the Upper West Side and East Harlem/Yorkville.

Click on the link above for our January 2016 Constituent Services Hours schedule. 

Thank you for your interest in helping others in our community.

Please click here to visit the Give4 website.

The Kindergarten application period is now open and families can apply anytime through January 15, 2016. All applications received by the deadline are treated the same. The application process is not first come, first served. 

Apply one of three ways: 

Online via our application site. 
Over the phone by calling 718-935-2400 between 8am and 6pm, excluding holidays. 
In person at a Family Welcome Center between 8am and 3pm, excluding holidays.

As a legislator, and having previously been a teacher and professor, I have been opposed to Common Core and its botched implementation.

I have heard from many concerned parents and educators, and have been advocating for revisiting - and overhauling - these requirements. 

I am pleased with two major developments that occurred this week. 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board, today has issued the following statement regarding train service on the R line that serves the Bay Ridge area of his district:

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing his final two Christmas tree lighting ceremonies of the season to be held this week, which promise to bring holiday cheer and excitement, with Christmas Carols, a special visit from Santa Claus and hot chocolate for all.

The events are scheduled for:

Thursday, December 10, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Lady Moody Triangle
Avenue U and Lake Street, Brooklyn