Adriano Espaillat's News items

August 27, 2015
August 11, 2015

Heat Wave Safety Tips

Dear Neighbor,

July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015

Rent Guidelines Board Votes to Freeze Rents/ Albany Passes Rent laws

The Rent Guidelines Board, which determines rent increases for more than one million rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, voted on Monday night for an historic rent freeze on one-year leases and a two percent increase for two year leases.

While I believe a rent role back is appropriate, the Rent Guidelines Board's historic decision to freeze rents for one year leases will help keep New York affordable for over two million tenants. Who are being asked to pay an ever increasing percentage of their income towards rent, while landlords have increased their profits due to relatively flat operating costs.

June 30, 2015

Senator Espaillat on Rent Guidelines Board Decision

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June 30, 2015

El Editorial de Espaillat en El Diario --- Salvemos la Unidad de Protección al Inquilino

El Editorial de Espaillat en El Diario -- Salvemos la Unidad de Protección al Inquilino

April 14, 2015

Incluyamos en el presupuesto los fondos para el Dream Act (Artículo de opinión publicado ayer en El Diario)

 Artículo de opinión publicado ayer en El Diario

Incluyamos en el presupuesto los fondos para el Dream Act


April 2, 2015

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

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

Hearings Sought in New York on George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

Recent news that Port Authority officials may have inappropriately acted to close off local lanes on the George Washington Bridge, under false pretenses and for political purposes, has alarmed communities on both sides of the Hudson River. In a letter to New Jersey state legislators, Senator Espaillat calls for an investigation

November 27, 2013

State-Of-The-Art ATTAIN Lab Opens in Washington Heights

 Through the offices of New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat, SUNY has partnered with the Armory Foundation to place an ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) Lab at the 168th Street Armory. The State University of New York University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (SUNY UCAWD) promotes the social and economic well-being of academically and economically disadvantaged residents of New York State by developing and offering tuition-free, quality adult education and workforce training programs and services. 

September 24, 2013

Undocumented immigrants left homeless by uptown fire are ineligible for relocation help from the city

By Albor Ruiz/ NY Daily News

The fire raging just steps from City College was huge and damaging, and took 200 firefighters many long hours to bring it under control. No one died, but it wreaked havoc in the lives of dozens of families.

August 27, 2013

NY Presbyterian hiking rents on blue-collar workers.

By Simone Weichselbaum/NY DAILY NEWS

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is hiking rents in subsidized housing it provides to blue collar workers in an effort to squeeze them out, residents say.

Scores of maintenance men, security guards and other lower-wage employees pay under $1,000 a month to live in apartments on tree-lined streets near the Broadway facility while rent for new residents is at market rates nearly twice as high.

August 27, 2013

Amsterdam News Op/Ed: High stakes injustice - How the current specialized H.S. test fails minority students


May 29, 2013

NY Daily News: 500 students expected to take part in second Uptown Games at New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory

By Jheanel Walters/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

More than 500 children will put their best foot forward this Saturday at the Armory, where they’ll do their most sincere imitations of Olympians in this year’s installment of the Uptown Games.

March 25, 2013

CBS News: Sen. Espaillat and Elected officials help to provide housing to Octavio Estevez

NYC Father in need of life-saving kidney transplant gets new home

By Alex Silverman

Friday, December 24, 2011


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Just days ago, he was pleading for his life on the steps of City Hall. Now on Christmas eve, Octavio Estevez and his family have a place to live and a chance at a future together.

Estevez is in need of a kidney transplant and had to leave his job because of his health. Because he couldn’t afford his rent, he and family have been living in a shelter.

Without a permanent home, hospitals have said they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Estevez needs to stay alive.

But now, that’s all changed.

December 27, 2011

Manhattan Times: Sen. Espaillat and elected officials help Octavio Estevez recieve housing one day before Christmas, hopefully saving a life

A Christmas Miracle

By Sandra García 

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Christmas came a day early for Octavio Estevez.

Estevez, 54, in the terminal stages of renal disease, is in dire need of a kidney.

For the last week, and long before, Estevez’s life has taken a series of dramatic, and sometimes harrowing, turns.

But this past Sat., Dec. 24th, on “Nochebuena,” or Christmas Eve, Estevez, who’d been living with his family in a Bronx shelter for months, received keys to a new apartment in Washington Heights – keys which may very well save his life.

December 27, 2011
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