"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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
(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.
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.
By SEN. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT and ASSEMBLYMAN KARIM CAMARA
New York City’s specialized high schools are beacons of learning and opportunity. Their students face a rigorous academic curriculum, including Advanced Placement classes that range from chemistry to art history. Students are exposed to diverse extracurricular activities from athletics to theater, from fencing to speech and debate. The schools boast higher graduation rates than the New York City average; graduates routinely go on to elite colleges and even have earned Nobel prizes and other high honors. However, under the arbitrary and outdated admissions formula that consists of a single multiple-choice test, many students of merit are denied access.
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.