Adriano Espaillat's Press releases

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Senator Espaillat and Advocates Renew Push for Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

A New York bill to issue driver's licenses to immigrants who provide valid identification from their countries has been introduced in the Senate. Passing this legislation will help New York reclaim its heritage as a haven for immigrants.

January 9, 2014
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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
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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
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Statement from Senator Espaillat Following Meeting with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina

"I want to thank President Medina for meeting with Assemblyman Phil Ramos and I to discuss the Dominican Republic’s recent Constitutional Court decision regarding citizenship requirements. I appreciate the President’s willingness to maintain an open dialogue as this issue progresses, and to continue to brief the Dominican-American community on the court ruling’s implementation status."

November 12, 2013
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After Another Traffic Death, Espaillat Asks, Again, For a Slow Zone

Mere days after the city's transportation department rejected a request to reduce speed limits in part of Washington Heights, an initiative supported by Senator Espaillat, a person got hit by a car and killed within the zone.

October 18, 2013
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Senator Espaillat Successfully Resurrects Plan for Fast Bus Service

Just three months after New York City's transportation department nixed a plan to bring faster buses to Harlem's 125th Street corridor, which Senator Espaillat has continued to advocate for, the plan has been resurrected.

October 11, 2013
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Lawmakers Call For Crackdown On Large Motorcycle Rallies

Senator Espaillat calls for tougher enforcement measures to protect Upper Manhattan residents from the groups of motorcyclists engaging in illegal behavior and intimidating local families.

October 4, 2013
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