MulchFest 2014 will be celebrated at four locations on Staten Island this weekend, giving residents the opportunity to recycle holiday trees in exchange for a free biodegradable bag of mulch.
On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can take advantage of "chipping" services provided by Department of Parks & Recreation staff: They will pulverize your tree, and send you off with its wood chips, all free of charge at these four locations:
• Clove Lakes Park, Cheshire Place and Clove Road, Sunnyside
• Conference House Parking Lot, Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street
• Midland Beach Parking Lot, Capodanno and Graham Boulevards
Governor Andrew Cuomo has just delivered his State of the State Message, helping to mark the official opening of the 2014 Legislative Session.
Senator Andrew Lanza will be working hard to ensure that the 2014 Session is a successful and productive one -- delivering real accomplishments that matter most for hardworking taxpayers across New York.
Working in a historic bipartisan fashion has put New York on a better and more prosperous path forward. Three consecutive early budgets put the dysfunction of the past in our rearview mirror.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced new laws that take effect on January 1st to provide small businesses and families with much-needed tax relief.
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers in New York will see a reduction in their state taxes as a result of new tax cuts. Over the next three years, these cuts will save small businesses $140 million that they can use to reinvest in their businesses, to grow and create new jobs.
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses and manufacturers in New York will see a reduction in their state taxes as a result of new tax cuts that take effect on January 1, 2014. In addition, tax relief for hardworking, middle class families, new health care protections, legal casino gaming, and the START-UP NY economic development program are among the new state laws that take effect on New Year’s Day.
A consumer alert has been issued to urge New Yorkers to protect themselves against identity theft during the busy holiday shopping season when that risk is especially high. During the final shopping rush, consumers should keep a close eye out to help make sure they do not end up the victim of identity theft.
As part of the consumer alert, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) released the following “Top 5 Tips” for protecting against identity theft:
1. Safeguard Your Personal Information, Online and Off.
· Install a firewall and virus protection on your home computer to prevent hackers from obtaining personal identification and financial data from your hard drive or when you’re using the internet.
MTA and Port Authority to provide additional donation locations
Senator Andrew Lanza today urged New Yorkers to donate coats in response to the NY Cares donation shortage. NY Cares has received 97,000 requests for coats but has only gotten 8,500 donations to date. Their goal is 100,000.
Staten Island will receive millions of dollars in economic development funding for a number of projects as part of round three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, Senator Lanza announced today. The city received a total of $57.4 million through the project.
Senator Andrew Lanza today annouced the launch of a streamlined, multi-agency initiative offering free business services to help employers overcome obstacles and grow their businesses in New York.The State expanded theNewNY.com website with a new section that consolidates all the resources ava
New MyDMV Options Increase Customer Service and Help Lessen Visits to DMV Offices
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has expanded its online services, making it easier for New York motorists to quickly and easily view the current status of their driver license and renew or replace a driver license, permit or non-driver ID online through the DMV website.
Vote by Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America Enables State-Negotiated Conservation Plan to Protect Natural Environment on Staten Island
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the approval of a conservation plan for the William H. Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. New York State is providing $6 million through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for phases 2 and 3 of the conservation plan. These phases were approved this week by the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of the Boy Scouts of America, which owns the property.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability (OLTPS), seek responses to this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to enhance and re-invigorate the public beachfronts and open spaces on the East and South Shores of Staten Island.
For many people, Thanksgiving officially marks the start of the holiday season. In the weeks to come, our calendars will be filled with parties, family get-togethers and traditions that celebrate this very special time of year.
Whether it’s with turkey and the trimmings or family time and football, it is my hope that while we celebrate we also pause and remember to be grateful for our health, family, friends and other blessings that we feel most thankful for.
Senator Andrew Lanza today alerted consumers to phone and email scams from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Scammers posing as IRS or Tax Department officials are threatening New Yorkers with fines, deportation , arrest, and other penalties if they do not immediately pay a claim of owed taxes.
Senator Andrew Lanza today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the state’s revamped “Pride of New York” website, located at www.prideofny.com, to search for the best in locally grown and produced New York State food and beverage products this upcoming holiday season.