Adriano Espaillat's Press releases

June 25, 2015
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Protecting the Palisades

Senator Espaillat Praises Settlement Between LG and Environmental Groups on Palisades Tower 

Upper Manhattan-- Today electronics giant LG and environmental groups in New York and New Jersey reached a settlement to reduce the size of the proposed LG tower by more than half. 

June 23, 2015
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Senator Espaillat Announces Passage of his Legislation to Expand Eligibility for Admission to the New York State Veterans' Home

(Manhattan, NY)----Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation expanding eligibility for veterans admissions to the New York State veterans’ nursing homes. The legislation passed the Assembly earlier this month and will now go to Governor Cuomo for consideration.  

“When our veterans sustains injuries during combat or become disabled through service to our country, they sacrifice their health and well-being to preserve ours,” Senator Espaillat said the legislation’s prime Senate sponsor “The honorable thing to do is to give every veteran access to all available rehabilitative services   when they return home.”

June 19, 2015
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Senator Espaillat announces Senate's Passage of Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide

(Albany) - Senator Espaillat announced the Senate's unanimously passege of bill S.4261 Espaillat / A.3384 McDonald which requires the office of mental health and the education department to develop materials for educators regarding suicide prevention measures and signs of depression among school-aged students.

June 19, 2015
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State Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Suicide

State Senate Passes Bill to Help Prevent Suicide 

(Albany) - Today the Senate unanimously passed a bill (S.4261 E

June 19, 2015
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Senator Espaillat: We Cannot 'Punt' on Tenants' Rights

State Senator Adriano Espaillat said "To keep the current rent laws in place would be a complete failure on the part of our state government to protect tenants. A straight extender of any kind, such as the one proposed by the Senate Republicans, will mean a massive loss in affordable housing and will leave tenants vulnerable to harassment and unfair rent increases. These laws favor landlords in a city where scores of middle and working class tenants are being priced out daily.

June 15, 2015
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Senator Espaillat, Council Members Rodriguez and Levine, Hold Press Conference to Inform Tenants of Their Rights as Rent Laws Near Expiration

 

 

Senator Espaillat, Council Members Rodríguez and Levine, Hold Press Conference to Inform Tenants of Their Rights as Rent Laws Near Expiration 

June 14, 2015
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Rally to Urge Passing of the Farm Workers Bill of Rights

Today civil rights and labor groups from across the state came together to send a clear message: Farmworkers deserve the same basic protections every other worker in the state is afforded.

June 4, 2015
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Rally to Save Nasry Michellen Day Care

I joined City Council Member Mark D. Levine, and dozens of concerned parents and members of the community to call on the New York City Administration of Children's Services (ACS) to reconsider their decision not to award a new Early Learn day care contract to Nasry Michelen Day Care (Nasry).

June 4, 2015
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Housing Town Hall Meeting at the Washington Heights Academy

A packed house at Inwood Academy for the housing forum on rent regulations. The expiration of these laws would have a devastating impact on our community but we simply cannot settle for their extension, these laws must be strengthened. In the last 4 years 35,000 rent regulated units have been lost, more than 200,000 have been lost in the last two decades. To stop this loss of affordable housing we need stronger rent laws that stop deregulation and massive rent increases which force tenants out of their homes.

June 4, 2015
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April 6, 2015
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State Budget Includes Nearly Half a Billion Dollars for Affordable Housing

State Budget Includes Nearly Half a Billion Dollars for Affordable Housing

$100 million for NYCHA, first state investment since 1998

 

April 2, 2015
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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 13, 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 6, 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.

May 1, 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 29, 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 24, 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 27, 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 21, 2014
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