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Petition: Support Expansion of Rent Regulation Laws

To sign my petition and show your support for the expanstion of rent regulation laws that are due to expire in June fill out the form below. 

February 20, 2015

Renter's March - October 25

On October 25, Senator Espaillat, tenants, advocates, labor, clergy, and other elected officials will be marching in support of renewing and strengthening the rent laws this upcoming legislative session.

October 19, 2014

Seantor Espaillat Supportive of Improvements to Dolphin Park

With funding from the Port Authority, Dolphin Park will receive improvements that will make the park even more welcoming for kids and adults alike and bring it into ADA compliance.

May 12, 2014

Harvesting Hope: Farmworkers Deserve Equal Labor Rights

The Daily News applauds the Senate Labor Committee for voting to advance the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, which is sponsored by Senator Espaillat.

May 12, 2014

Senator Espaillat Stands With Transportation Advocates to Reduce NYC's Speed Limit

Senator Espaillat and Families for Safe Streets, whose members have lost loved ones in traffic collissions, call on Albany to allow NYC to reduce its speed limit.

May 5, 2014

Scores Turn Out To Bash, Defend LG's Palisades-Topping HQ

Senator Espaillat submitted testimony to the Englewood Cliffs Planning Board in opposition of the proposed LG tower, which would soar above the treeline and destroy New York's scenic view of this federally-recognized historic and natural landmark.

April 30, 2014

Senator Espaillat and Councilman Levine Fight Tenant Discrimination

After tenants complained of harassment, Senator Espaillat reached out to the NYS Tenant Protection Unit and HUD to examine the allegations.

April 28, 2014

Senator Espaillat Encourages the Creation and Expansion of Select Bus Service on 125th Street

After significant advocacy, the NYC Department of Transportation is implementing SBS on parts of 125th street, significantly reducing transportation time for straphangers. 

April 23, 2014

Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 31

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 31st Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Jailyn LiberatoGrade 6St. Rose of Lima

April 17, 2014

Upper Manhattan Residents Join Fight Against LG Tower

Senator Espaillat and Upper Manhattan residents are outraged over LG's desire to spoil the sacred, landmarked Palisades.

March 26, 2014

Senator Espaillat Stands With Advocates For Justice For Hit-And-Run Victims

In 2011, 23-year-old Josbel Rivera was struck and killed in a hit-and-run fatality. The driver who took Josbel Rivera's life can't escape appropriate charges simply because the weapon involved was a car. We owe it to Josbel to develop stronger enforcement and smarter policies for keeping our streets safe.

March 20, 2014

Senator Espaillat Continues to Fight for the NY DREAM Act

By a margin of only two votes, the Senate has failed to pass the DREAM Act, that would have given young undocumented New Yorkers the chance to attend college, pursue a career, and make their parents proud.

March 16, 2014

Senator Espaillat Stands In Opposition To Koch Brothers On International Women's Day

With the Koch Brothers spending hundreds of millions of dollars in opposition to measures that ensure women's reproductive health, elected officials and advocates marched from the David E. Koch Center to his Upper East Side residence on International Women's Day.

March 8, 2014

Bronx Lawmakers Protest LG Company Headquarters

Senator Espaillat stands with Bronx elected officials in opposing LG's planned headquarters along the pristine Palisades, a national natural landmark.

February 23, 2014

Senator Espaillat and DHCR Probe Rent Hikes in Washington Heights

After residents at 217 Haven Avenue reached out to Senator Espaillat's office, the Department of Housing and Community Renewal is investigating whether the building's new landlord is illegally increasing rents.

January 15, 2014

Senator Espaillat Named a Winner of the Week by Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Senator Espaillat and NYC Councilmember Mark Levine showed strong leadership by urging the City to move forward with a 10-block traffic calming plan for Morningside Avenue in Harlem, where more than three-quarters of households do not own cars.

January 15, 2014

Senator Espaillat Supports Traffic Safety Measures in Harlem

Senator Espaillat and Councilman Mark Levine sent a letter to the New York City Department of Transportation in support of a community board-backed initiative to residign a ten block portion of Morningside Avenue that has been the site of over 100 accidents between 2007 and 2011.

January 13, 2014

Senators Espaillat and Peralta Advocate for State Dream Act

Senators Espaillat and Peralta drafted a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to prioritize the DREAM Act in his State of the State speech on Jan. 8, which is “a defining expression of principles and values.”

December 26, 2013

New York Elected Officials Push Legislation to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for a Driver's License

The proposed legislation will provide undocumented immigrants with greater employment flexibility, and ensure that they are properly credentialed.

December 16, 2013

After an Illusory Bridge Study, Senator Espaillat Demands a Real One

When Adriano Espaillat heard that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was using an apocryphal traffic study to justify the traffic-snarling closure of New Jersey access roads to the George Washington Bridge, like many people, he immediately concluded that it "had politics written all over it."

December 13, 2013