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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

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

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

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

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

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

Senator Espaillat Congratulates Dyckman Basketball Participants at Award Banquet

Senator Adriano Espaillat, along with Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, congratulated the participants in Dyckman Basketball's 10-and-under and 12-and-under divisions on a successful season.  The organization provides educational, athletic, and cultural activities for over 500 youths while fulfilling their mission of "Upwords and Onwards Through Athletics."

August 21, 2013

Senator Espaillat on the Federal Stop-and-Frisk Court Decision

Today’s federal court ruling validates the basic truth that members of the African-American and Latino community have long known: that stop-and-frisk policing tactics have violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and aggressively targeted young people who have done nothing wrong.

August 12, 2013

Senator Espaillat and Dominican-American Elected Officials Laud Historic Confirmation of Thomas Perez for U.S. Labor Secretary

(New York, NY) – Months after his nomination by President Obama, U.S. elected officials of Dominican heritage celebrated the confirmation of Thomas Perez. The U.S. Senate’s approval makes Perez the first Cabinet Secretary of Dominican heritage. 

July 18, 2013

Testimony of Senator Adriano Espaillat at New York City Rent Guidelines Board Public Hearing

As Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee, and representative for the 31st Senate district, which contains more rent regulated units than any other district in the city of New York, the past and present decisions made by the NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) governing rent increases continues to wield significant influence over the future of our community.

June 14, 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

U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials Laud President Obama’s Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary, Nation’s First Cabinet Nomination of Dominican Heritage


The U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials, led by New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights) praised President Obama’s selection of Assistant Attorney General and Justice Department Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez as nominee for U.S. Labor Secretary.

March 11, 2013