Liz Krueger

Top News

First Senior Spotlight Shine on: Lou Stallman

I am very happy to announce that our first ever Senior Spotlight award has been given to Mr. Lou Stallman.

Our first Senior Spotlight Shines on Grammy nominee songwriter, Lou Stallman. Mr. Stallman is a special Upper East Side senior who has recorded over five hundred songs, including “Treasure of Love,” “Round and Round,” “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” and the New York Yankees official theme song. Lou is very active in the community and attends many senior and community events. In addition he has mentored a number of young artists including Jerry Potente with whom he is currently working on a cartoon project called CARHEADS™. He is also currently working on writing a broadway musical Mr. Potente. We are honoring Mr. Stallman for his commitment to the arts and his community.

June 11, 2010
Read more...

Mothers: Know Your Rights!

In late 2009 I sponsored and pushed through Legislation (S1107) to establish a Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights. All too often women are made to feel ashamed when they breastfeed, which can lead them to quit breastfeeding their babies prematurely.

My Breastfeeding Mother’s Bill of Rights is common-sense legislation that empowers and supports new mothers by providing them with the information they need prior to, and after they give birth so they can make the best decisions for their child and themselves.

June 9, 2010
Read more...

Senator Krueger Helps End Out-of-Control Increases to Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release | June 8, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(New York, NY) Those who are struggling under a rising tide of healthcare costs can finally breathe a sigh of relief. In an effort to slow the increasing burden of healthcare costs, Senator Liz Krueger helped pass “Prior Approval” legislation (S8088) which will enact new standards of oversight and accountability of the health insurance industry, making coverage more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
Read more...

SENATOR KRUEGER JOINS OTHER EAST SIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATING THE RESTORATION OF THE EAST 50TH STREET SELECT BUS SERVICE STOP; CALLS UPON THE MTA TO RECONSIDER DRASTIC CROSSTOWN BUS CUTS

For Immediate Release | June 4, 2010

Jennifer Krinsky | jenniferkrinsky@gmail.com | 212-490-9535

 

(New York, NY) Today, at the urging of the elected officials

representing the Manhattan neighborhoods of Turtle Bay and East

Midtown, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New

York City Department of Transportation (DOT) have made a commitment to

re-instate the Select Bus Service (SBS) 49th/50th Street bus stop.

 

Select Bus Service, which will replace Limited Service on the M15 bus

June 8, 2010
Read more...

My Take on the Select Bus Service on the East Side

Today we on the East Side, who have been underserved by public transit, have something to celebrate: Select Bus Service along First and Second Avenues in Manhattan. This is a huge first step toward creating a real Bus Rapid Transit alternative to serve the communities far east of the Lexington Avenue subway line.

June 8, 2010
Read more...

Response to Intolerable Holocaust Comparisons

While I understand and respect that people have strongly differing opinions regarding Israel and Hamas's recent actions in Gaza, I find it intolerable for people to compare these circumstances to those of the Holocaust. Such comments minimize the realities of the Nazi concentration camps and are an insult to the millions who died, as well as the survivors who are still with us.

June 2, 2010
Read more...

GUS THE POLAR BEAR BREATHS SIGH OF RELIEF, SENATE DEMOCRATS KEEPS PARKS & ZOOS OPEN

For Immediate Release | May 28, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) Much to the relief of Gus the Polar Bear and Zoe the Snow Leopard, our Zoos and State Parks, will be open Memorial Day weekend and through into next year. After taking a stand to protect parks earlier this year when the Governor proposed dramatic cuts, Senate Democrats were able to negotiate an agreement to restore full funding for all parks, fulfilling their promise to keep parks, campgrounds, historic sites and botanical gardens open for New York’s families

May 28, 2010
Read more...

Tenants and Landlords Criticize Paterson’s Rent Regulation Proposal

By Cara Buckley

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed changes to housing laws on Wednesday that would make it harder for landlords to lift apartments out of rent regulation but would also override a landmark pro-tenant court ruling so that it could not apply in future cases.

State Senator Liz Krueger, Democrat of Manhattan, criticized the governor’s attempt to allow developers receiving tax breaks to charge market rents. She said the proposal seemed to contradict the Legislature’s intent when it wrote the law regarding the tax benefits, known as the J-51 Program.

May 27, 2010
Read more...

SENATOR KRUEGER JOINS HER SENATE COLLEAGUES IN HONORING ‘WOMEN OF DISTINCTION’ ACROSS NEW YORK

For Immediate Release | May 26, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(Albany, NY) Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who make our world and our lives better. This year, for the 13th annual Women of Distinction celebration, Senator Liz Krueger recognized Mary Silver, who has tirelessly fought for issues impacting New York City Schools.

May 26, 2010
Read more...

Construction Begins on Midtown East's New Home to PS 59 and Whole Foods

By Gabriela Resto-Montero

MIDTOWN EAST — Officials broke ground Friday at the new, $500 million home to P.S. 59 and Whole Foods at 250 East 57th Street.

The 1.5 acre campus will house P.S. 59 and the High School of Art and Design when it opens in September 2012. A Whole Foods Market will take up 38,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

"In these tough financial times, it is absolutely critical that we look to the private sector to support our efforts at building new schools," Joel Klein, the schools chancellor, said in a statement.

May 25, 2010
Read more...

Parks Department Abruptly Cancels Central Park Tennis Bubble Plan

By Geoffrey Croft

Under mounting pressure, the Parks Department abruptly withdrew its plans yesterday to build four thirty-five foot high tennis bubbles in Central Park. The diesel powered tennis bubbles would have covered 26 tennis courts located between 93rd and 95th streets on the West side of the park for five months of the year. Additional time would have also be required for set up and break down, thereby cutting into existing outdoor use.

For full article:

May 25, 2010
Read more...

SENATOR KRUEGER BREAKS GROUND AT TWO NEW MIDTOWN SCHOOLS

For Immediate Release | May 21, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

May 25, 2010
Read more...

Senator Krueger & Assemblymember Kellner Propose Governor's Questions Hour

(New York, NY) New legislation introduced by Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner (D-Manhattan) will create a Governor’s Questions Hour, opening up debates over the direction of the State to public scrutiny. The bill would require the Governor to stand before the Legislature for an hour each month during the legislative session to answer questions from Senators and Assembly Members, in a televised interaction similar to the British tradition of Prime Minister’s Questions.

May 24, 2010
Read more...

SENATOR KRUEGER HOSTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FORUM

For Immediate Release | May 20, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) – In an effort to help those constituents grappling with unemployment, State Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Unemployment Benefits forum on Wednesday, May 19th. The forum, which included a panel of experts and resource tables operated by local agencies, was geared towards further educating the public on how to best navigate the tricky waters of unemployment benefits.

May 21, 2010
Read more...

Results & Response to Budget Survey

Over the past several months, through a budget survey offered online and mailed to my constituents, I have been collecting feedback on how New Yorkers think the budget should be dealt with. More than 1,900 people provided informative responses, sharing many different perspectives on the budget while also highlighting the difficulties we face in trying to bring together so many diverse opinions.

File: 
budget survey results.pdf

May 19, 2010
Read more...

State Senator Liz Krueger Suggests Urges New Yorkers to Use Mother’s Day As a Reminder to Schedule Mammograms

For Immediate Release | May 4, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) - This year on Mother’s Day, when we take the time to honor the women who have done so much to care for others, State Senator Liz Krueger urges us to remind these same women to take care of themselves by getting regular mammogram screenings. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for woman, and while many women schedule regular screenings – including self examinations – more than 41,000 women die annually from this disease.

May 4, 2010
Read more...

Senator Liz Krueger Calls For Active Opposition to Venomous Speech Delivered By Ahmadinejad

While we live in a world where the right to free speech is used to spread hate and bigotry towards our brothers and sisters in Israel, we must remember that this same right allows us to protest such venomous attacks. It must be made clear that freedom of speech used to spew anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric may be permitted by the law, but it is not tolerated by the people. Ahmadinejad may come to our soil to enjoy and abuse the very rights he does not grant his own people, however that does not mean we will not stand-up and fight against his words.

May 4, 2010
Read more...

Arizona's Immigration Law Threatens Us All

Last week Arizona passed a State law which poses a serious threat to the safety and prosperity of all Americans, calling attention to the great need for national immigration reform.

Arizona’s new law puts many Americans’ basic freedoms at risk by promoting the use of racial profiling as a method for determining reasonable cause. Such policies will not only lead to unnecessary harassment based on skin color but will also erode the trust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.

April 29, 2010
Read more...

STATE AND CITY LEADERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO END GOVERNMENT USE OF STYROFOAM

For Immediate Release | April 22, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) – Today, in honor of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh launched a Statewide campaign to end government use of Styrofoam. The campaign kicked off with an early morning rally at Earth School, a Manhattan public school, and featured teachers, parents and students, all committed to ending the use of Styrofoam

April 23, 2010
Read more...