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Senator Squadron Statement on Battery Park City Ground Rent Agreement

For Immediate Release May 10, 2011

"Today's ground rent agreement will provide stability and fairness in Battery Park City, ensuring the community will continue to be a great neighborhood in which to live and raise a family. I thank Speaker Silver for his leadership in bringing this resolution about and commend him and the Battery Park City Authority for reaching a solution for our constituents, our community and our city."


May 11, 2011

Senator Squadron Honors 9/11 Teen Filmmaker on Senate Floor

For Immediate Release May 8, 2011 Squadron Presents Peters Family with Resolution, Joined by Local Firefighters

NEW YORK – Following last week’s historic events and as New York prepares for the tenth anniversary of September 11th, State Senator Daniel Squadron presented Lower Manhattan teen Brook Peters with a Senate resolution honoring the selection of his 9/11 documentary for screening at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

May 11, 2011

Change New York Now!

By Senator Daniel Squadron on 05/09/2011 @ 01:00 PM

May 9, 2011

State Senate Democrats urge ethics reform


Posted at: 05/04/2011 4:51 PM Updated at: 05/04/2011 7:13 PM By: Bill Lambdin

ALBANY - With less than two months left in this year's scheduled legislative session, Senate Democrats staged a public hearing trying to pressure majority Republicans to move on ethics reform.

"Push to ensure that something happens this year and to ensure that if and when it does, we really know and are able to measure it against what should be happening," said Senator Daniel Squadron (D - New York City).

Democrats are advocating changes in five major areas: an independent commission to police ethics with neither the Governor nor anyone else able to dominate appointments.

May 6, 2011

In Display of Solidarity, Obama Lays Wreath At Ground Zero

Carroll Gardens Patch

President joins first responders, politicians in silent ceremony in Lower Manhattan

By Paul Leonard, Matthew Hampton, and Georgia Kral | May 5, 2011

President Barack Obama made a visit to the city Thursday afternoon, a gesture of shared mourning and solidarity with New Yorkers whose lives were forever altered on Sept. 11, 2001.

"He's for real," said Peace Pinella, a lifelong resident of Columbia Street. "Of course he should go down there and honor them."

May 6, 2011

Seniors thank Squadron and Chin

Downtown Express

Volume 20, Number 51 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 4 - 11, 2011

Caring Community I.P.N. honored NY State Sen. Daniel Squadron and NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin on Fri. April 29. They joined with seniors at a breakfast and were thanked for fighting to restore vital money in the state budget that will maintain services at the senior center.

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May 6, 2011
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Sen. Squadron Discusses Ethics Reform

YNN: Capitol Tonight


Liz Benjamin

Unable to get the support of Senate Republicans for a hearing, the Senate Democrats held a public forum instead on Wednesday and invited the public to watch online and also submit questions via twitter and facebook. Brooklyn Democrat Daniel Squadron explains their effort.

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May 6, 2011

Video: Senate Dems want rent laws now

Times Union: Capital Confidential Blog

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm by Stephanie Lee in Rent Control

Senate Democrats have released a video urging their chamber to extend and strengthen the existing rent regulation laws, which will expire June 15. The bill has passed in the Assembly, but the Senate, where Republicans hold a slim majority, is pushing for a property tax cap first.

May 6, 2011

Senate Dems to Hold Interactive Ethics Forum


Karen DeWitt (2011-05-03)

May 6, 2011

Senate Dems plan first 'interactive' ethics forum

Associated Press

MAY 3, 2011, 8:49 A.M. ET

ALBANY, N.Y. — New Yorkers long fed up with the behavior of politicians in Albany are expected to get a chance to tweet their opinions on a myriad of bills aimed at cleaning up state government.

New York's Senate Democrats plan what they claim will be the first ethics discussion in Albany in which New Yorkers will be able to comment through the Internet. Wednesday's forum will use a technology that will likely include Twitter to allow New Yorkers statewide to comment on the Democrats' proposals.

The bills include creating a nonpartisan commission to redraw election district lines, stripping convicted elected officials of their pensions, and restricting the use of campaign funds.

May 5, 2011

Senator Squadron and Senate Democrats to Hold First-Ever Interactive Ethics Forum

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2011

Livestream and audience-tweeted questions empower unprecedented public participation to reform Albany

(Albany, NY) Answering the public’s call for immediate action on ethics reform, Senator Daniel Squadron, joined by members of the Senate Democratic Conference will hold the first ever interactive public forum on ethics reform on Wednesday, May 4th, in Albany.

May 3, 2011

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on the Rent Guidelines Board preliminary vote:

For immediate release May 3, 2011 "The preliminary vote by the Rent Guidelines Board to increase rents by up to nine percent is nearly unprecedented and will make a tough time tougher for millions of tenants.  It's another reminder that we need to renew and improve our rent laws now.  We must end vacancy decontrol, fight fraud and abuse in so-called '1/40th' individual apartment increases and close loopholes that allow landlords to evict entire buildings for 'personal use.'  We can’t risk tenant protections by letting them linger until the frenzied end of the legislation session, when they are on the verge of expiration. It is time to extend and improve the rent laws now, to avoid the devastation and chaos that would result if the laws expired."

May 3, 2011

Flap over funding plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park: city board nixes tax plan

NY Daily News


Thursday, April 28th 2011, 4:00 AM

Local officials are pushing the city to find a solution to the controversy over housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Condo foes thought tax revenues from waterfront properties the Jehovah's Witnesses expect to sell was their best bet to pay for the park without building more housing towers - but the city-controlled park board quietly ordered consultants to nix it.

Now politicians are ramping up the pressure to revive the idea before a final report comes out next month.

April 28, 2011