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Mike Makes Blight Petition

The Community has conducted its own study which finds that the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blighted, underutilized, provides limited public purpose and is very very old.

We the undersigned ask New York State Empire State Development Corporation to use its power of Eminent Domain to acquire the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide 500 units of affordable housing available to all the citizens of New York City.

December 18, 2009
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December 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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It’s Time to Reform Eminent Domain

It’s Time to Reform Eminent Domain

December 18, 2009
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Perkins Holds Eminent Domain Hearing

On December 17, 2009 the New York Amsterdam News reported that Senator Bill Perkins applauded the appellate court decision that rejected the use of eminent domain in regard to the Columbia University’s west side expansion plans.  Additionally, Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governor David Paterson requesting that he place a moratorium on eminent domain, pending legislative action, and not to appeal the court’s decision.

December 17, 2009
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

December 19, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Community Meeting: Eminent Domain

Saturday, December 19thCommunity Meeting on Eminent DomainManhattan Pentecostal Church547 West 125th StNew York, NY 100279:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

December 17, 2009
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Letter to Governor Paterson: Eminent Domain

December 8, 2009Hon. David A. PatersonGovernor, State of New YorkState CapitolAlbany, New York 12224Dear Governor Paterson:I write with a great sense of urgency in respectfully calling upon you to forego an appeal of last week’s decision in Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corporation, and to order a statewide moratorium on the use of eminent domain within the State of New York pending legislative action. 

File: 
Letter to Governor Paterson.pdf

December 8, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins Press Conference on Eminent Domain

On December 4, 2009 Senator Perkins announced the Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corporation decision.

On December 8, 2009 Senator Perkins sent a letter to Governeor Paterson ugring him to order a statewide moratorium on the use of eminent domain within the State of New York pending legislative action. (see below)

 

December 8, 2009
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Senators Unveil Proposals to End Runoff Elections

Today, Senator’s Bill Perkins, Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., and Liz Krueger joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How to Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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Town Hall Meeting: A New High School For You...

SENATOR BILL PERKINSAND THE AMSTERDAM NEWSCO-SPONSORA TOWN HALL MEETINGA NEW HIGH SCHOOLFOR YOU…FRANK MCCOURT HIGH SCHOOLOF JOURNALISM, WRITING AND LITERATUREA NEW, PUBLIC, COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLWITH A FOCUS ON CREATIVE AND EXPOSITORY WRITING,JOURNALISM, DIGITAL COMMUNICATION, AND LITERATURE. AND LOCATED AT THE “OLD BRANDEIS H.S. CAMPUS”AT 145 WEST 84TH STREET IN MANHATTANTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009, 6PM

December 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Bill Perkins’ college-bound Saturday morning

This past Saturday morning (November 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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