Today, NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) expressed strong support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, applauding many of the important points included in the governor’s 2012 agenda.
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.
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.
Octavio Estevez has been struggling to find housing for over a year, after learning that transplant surgery would require stable housing
Mr. Estevez, his wife and two young children were brought to see their new apartment for the first time
New York, NY – Christmas came a day early today for Octavio Estevez and his family, who were today presented with the keys to a new apartment after over a year in the shelter system. Mr. Estevez's case recently gained prominence with reports on his life-and-death struggle with regulations for city housing and organ transplants.
Gov. Cuomo thanks Sen. Espaillat and other leaders for helping craft a compromise that will benefit New York City taxi and livery cab drivers as well as customers
(New York, NY) – Sen. Adriano Espaillat joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in touting major progress made as a result of the livery cab bill agreement announced this evening. The agreement – allowing legal street hails for livery cab drivers and increasing handicap accessibility – will be a major boost for drivers in the livery cab industry, who largely come from immigrant communities while protecting yellow cab drivers.
Minority Labor Leaders March 11 Miles For "99 Percent"
In a show of solidarity for the Occupy Wall Street movement, minority and labor leaders led hundreds of New Yorkers in an 11-mile march from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park on Monday.
The march began around 10:45 a.m. at 181st Street in Washington Heights and ended right before 5 p.m. at Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camped for nearly eight weeks.
Led by community leaders, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, other elected officials and grassroots organizers, the march protested how the state's so-called "millionaires tax" is set to expire at the end of the year.
(New York, NY) – Following this weekend's arrest of a local man alleged to be plotting a terrorist attack, Northern Manhattan leaders praised both the NYPD and the cooperation from the community that facilitated the arrest. The alleged terrorist is accused of plotting to bomb police stations, post offices, elected officials, and returning soldiers.
(New York, NY) – This morning, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement in support of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street Movement.
March will be led by Black and Latino community members, including labor leaders, elected officials and grassroots organizers
New York, NY – Today, local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists announced a major, 11-mile march to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march – to be held on Monday, November 7th starting at 10:30 am – will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.
From Washington Heights to Wall Street, join us as we march through our communities, starting from the Northern Tip of Manhattan to Zucotti Park, where we will join the Occupy Wall Street protest in Solidarity.
New York Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez spoke out at Thursday’s press conference to protest the firing of public school aids in the less economically profitable regions of New York City.
NUEVA YORK — El despido de cerca de cientos de trabajadores de escuelas afectará desproporcionalmente a comunidades afroamericanas y latinas, particularmente en el Alto Manhattan, según denunciaron ayer el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat y el concejal Ydanis Rodríguez, junto al sindicato que agrupa a dichos trabajadores, el DC37.
Espaillat's office to help contistuents with applications and follow up
As temperatures drop, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) is reminding residents about the availability of heating assistance for low income families. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps millions of low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.