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DNAinfo: Push to Close Building Safety Loophole After Deutsche Bank Acquittals

State Sen. Daniel Squadron sponsored legislation last year that created a state-city panel to address the loophole. Squadron expects the panel to begin meeting later this year and issue recommendations that would go to the legislature for approval next spring.

July 8, 2011
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Senator Squadron Announces July Mobile District Offices

This month, Senator Squadron will host five Mobile District Offices around the 25th District to bring constituent services to Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn residents and address questions, comments and concerns.

July 6, 2011
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DNA Info: 9/11 Memorial Tour Buses Parking Plan Draws Fire

By Julie Shapiro

LOWER MANHATTAN — The city's plan to charge parking fees to limit an expected influx of 9/11 memorial tour buses is drawing criticism from residents who say it is too lenient and tour guides who say it is too expensive.

June 30, 2011
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The Broadsheet Daily: Rental Health Guidelines

Lower Manhattan Is Affected More Than Most Communities by Stabilization Increases

June 29, 2011
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Squadron Provision to Close Renovation Loophole Part of Extension of Rent Regulations

Bill Prevents Landlords from Using Individual Apartment Improvement Increases to Jack Up Prices, Remove Apartments from Rent Stabilization

ALBANY – Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the Senate passed his provision to protect tenants by closing the Individual Apartment Improvement loophole as part of the extension of rent regulations. The IAI provision would prevent landlords from sharply increasing rent due to renovations in an attempt to remove the unit from the rent stabilization program.

June 24, 2011
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Senator Squadron Statement on Passage of Extension & Expansion of Rent Regulations

 

ALBANY -- Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon the Senate's passage of an extension and expansion of rent regulations tonight:

The Senate just voted to extend the law that provides rent regulations for millions of New Yorkers and, in some key ways, to expand the law.

I have spent the legislative session fighting for the extension and expansion of these laws. Critical issues I have pushed include ending vacancy decontrol, closing the preferential rent loophole, preventing landlords from using renovations to vastly increase the rent on regulated apartments, and ensuring greater enforcement of tenant protections.

June 24, 2011
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Senator Squadron Statement on Marriage Equality

ALBANY -- Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon the Senate's passage of marriage equality:

Tonight, we made history.

With one small bill, we've changed the lives of countless New Yorkers.

As legislators, it's rare that we have an opportunity to vote on something with as personal and immediate an impact on our constituents as marriage equality.

June 24, 2011
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Senator Squadron Announces 2011 SAGE Awards for Graduating Students

 

Service and Government Engagement Awards Recognize Young New Yorkers' Public Service, Community Engagement

NEW YORK --  Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron announced the third annual Service and Government Engagement (SAGE) Awards, honoring graduating Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn students who have demonstrated public service and a deep commitment to their communities beyond the classroom.

June 21, 2011
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Squadron Bill to Bring Benefit Corps to New York Unanimously Passes Senate

 

Senator Squadron: New Type of Corporation Will Unlock Billions in Investments for New York

Bill Would Make New York Largest State With B-Corps, Creating 'Silicon Valley' of Mission-Driven Companies

June 20, 2011
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Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Park Extends Money Hunt

By Joseph De Avila

A fight over proposed housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park and how to pay for park operations reached a new stage on Tuesday.

The partially built 85-acre park was originally to be funded by adding around 700 units of housing in the park. But locals balked, saying that housing would detract from the park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp., the nonprofit overseeing the park, appointed a committee to find alternatives to pay for the park's estimated $16 million in yearly operating costs.

On Tuesday, that committee voted in favor of recommending several revenue options that would fall short of the money needed to pay for the park's annual costs.

June 17, 2011
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Sen. Squadron Talks Ethics Bill with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin

Senator Dan Squadron had been pushing for several of the reforms included in the ethics bill passed by the Senate and Assembly this week.

June 17, 2011
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Squadron in Albany Times-Union: N.Y. Needs Gun Microstamping Law

By Jerry Jennings, Daniel Squadron and Brian Kavanagh

In 2009, 481 people in New York were murdered with guns, including seven in Albany. Some 2,797 robberies were committed with firearms around the state, 96 of them right here in Albany.

Law enforcement officials use the tools available to them to solve these crimes. But, unfortunately, not all crimes are solved. In a significant number of these unsolved crimes, shell casings are retrieved, but no gun is left behind.

June 17, 2011
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Legislative Gazette: Legislators Want to Come Down Hard on Serial Domestic Abusers

With the end of the legislative session approaching, Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Carroll Gardens, and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, are stepping up efforts to pass legislation they introduced in January (S.1510/A.1986) that would toughen domestic violence laws by creating a new felony charge of "aggravated domestic violence" for repeat offenders who might only face a low-level misdemeanor charge under the existing statutes.

June 17, 2011
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Park Slope Patch: Roll Call - Marriage Equality

"It's rare that we have an opportunity to vote on something that has as personal and immediate of an impact on our constituents as marriage equality," said Senator Squadron. "Living up to New York's values means providing equal rights for all. That's why I will fight to win over my undecided colleagues and make sure we get this passed this year."

June 17, 2011
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Downtown Express: Pols Seek Ban to Curb Copter Noise

“A solution that doesn’t solve the problem is no solution at all,” said New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron, whose district includes parts of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, and who was among those who signed the letter to Pinsky. “We’ve worked for a year to solve the problem. For a year after the tourist helicopters left the West Side, we worked closely with the industry and with the City, and they worked closely with us, which I really appreciated. The problem, though, is that you have too great a density of helicopters in too small an area.”

June 17, 2011
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The Lo-Down: Mary Spink Honored as “Woman of Distinction”

By Ed Litvak

We’re a little belated with this one, but better late than never. Recently, community activist Mary Spink was honored as a “Woman of Distinction,” in a state ceremony recognizing outstanding women all over New York.

She received the award in Albany from State Senator Daniel Squadron. City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer were also on hand for the event.

June 9, 2011
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Brooklyn Eagle: Copter Conflict Continues; City Reluctant To Ban

Brooklyn Officials Aren’t Giving Up

By Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle

BROOKLYN — Brooklyn officials say they will be soaring ahead in pursuing a complete ban on tourist helicopter flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, regardless of a negative stance from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

June 9, 2011
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