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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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."
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.
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.