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Highlighting Public Safety and Quality of Life Concerns at Riis Houses

On February 19, I wrote to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye regarding public safety and quality of life concerns at Jacob Riis Houses, located in my district between East 8th and 13th Streets and Avenue D and FDR Drive. Notably, there is a severe rodent infestation and inconsistent lighting that contributes to residents feeling unsafe on the grounds at night. Please see my letter urging NYCHA to address these issues attached.

File: 
Letter to New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye.pdf

February 26, 2015
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February 24, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN, EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA AND ADVOCATES LAUNCH #5000TooMany CAMPAIGN URGING RESTORATION OF FUNDING FOR HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTERS

Coalition Calls On New York State Legislature To Allocate $4.75 Million Toward Homeless Youth Shelters In FY 2015-16 Budget

Cites Data Showing Homeless Youth Shelter Funding Has Been Slashed 66 Percent Since 2008, Number Of Homeless Youth Getting Turned Away From Shelters Has Skyrocketed From 573 To 5,041

Hoylman: “It’s Unconscionable That Thousands Of New York Kids Struggle Each Year To Find A Safe Place To Sleep.”

February 12, 2015
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State Senator Brad Hoylman invites you to #5000TooMany A Rally for Homeless Youth

Thursday, February 12, 1:00-1:30 PM, on the Steps of City Hall, we are calling on New York State to increase funding for homeless youth to $4.75 million this year.

In 2012, kids were turned away from shelters more than 5,000 times because there wasn’t enough space – a tenfold increase since 2008 when funding was cut by 66 percent. This winter alone, more than 400 kids have been turned away. Our kids deserve a safe place to sleep.

See the flyer attached and RSVP to robert@bradhoylman.com or 212-633-8052.

File: 
Homeless Youth Rally Flier.pdf

February 11, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Lauds Court Decision Ruling "Conversion Therapy" a Fraud

Hoylman: "It’s time for New York State to protect our kids and families from this abusive scam"

New York, NY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “Yesterday's decision by a New Jersey Superior Court that so-called ‘conversion therapy’ providers are perpetrating consumer fraud is yet another reason why it’s essential that New York State ban this completely discredited and harmful practice.

“Well-meaning parents of LGBT kids are being duped by quack therapists into spending tens of thousands of dollars to ‘cure’ kids who have nothing wrong with them. As the court found, the ‘therapy’ doesn’t work because being gay isn’t a disease or disorder, it’s perfectly natural.

February 11, 2015
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Statement from Senator Brad Hoylman on Illegal Hotel Fire in Hell’s Kitchen

New York, NY - Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: "My heart goes out to all who were affected by this life-threatening incident, which was completely preventable and yet another example of why it’s essential that we crack down hard on illegal hotel operators like Highpoint Associates. 

February 6, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Commends New Report on the Harmful Effects of Dumping Hydrofracking Waste in New York State

Sen. Hoylman Has Introduced Legislation to Keep Fracking Waste Out of New York

February 5, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Applauds Public Advocate's Report On Illegal Hotels

New York, NY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said, “I applaud Public Advocate Letitia James for her work cracking down on illegal hotels and the unscrupulous landlords who run them. My district has one of the highest illegal hotel concentrations in the city, and it's despicable that these shady landlords fail to abide by basic fire, safety and zoning laws. I will continue to stand with my colleagues in government to protect the rights of New York City tenants and finally put an end to illegal hotels."

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February 4, 2015
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Statement from Senator Brad Hoylman On Mayor De Blasio’s State of the City Address

New York, NY - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: "I‘m extremely pleased the Mayor focused his State of the City on the single biggest challenge facing working families in New York: affordable housing. I particularly welcome his plans to protect and strengthen rent regulations in Albany, provide free legal defense to tenants in rezoning areas, help homeless veterans, create and preserve senior housing and provide housing for artists. These initiatives are key to my district in Manhattan, where skyrocketing rents, porous regulations and aggressive landlords are forcing longtime tenants out of their homes.

"I look forward to working with the Mayor and my colleagues at both the state and city level to tackle these issues in the weeks and months ahead." 

February 3, 2015
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Hoylman Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Hoylman: Education Investment Incentives Act is nothing more than a corporate giveaway

January 23, 2015
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Hoylman Appointed Ranking Member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Albany - Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) was appointed to be the ranking Democratic member on the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee for the 2015 Legislative Session. Hoylman represents New York’s 27th Senate District, which includes Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen/Clinton, the Upper West Side, Midtown, Columbus Circle, Times Square and the East Village.

January 15, 2015
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Hoylman Applauds Reports of Investigation by Attorney General Schneiderman Into Alleged Tenant Harassment on W 49th Street

New York, NY - Today, state Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to a report in the New York Daily News that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating a Manhattan landlord for deluging rent-stabilized tenants with numerous frivolous lawsuits and eviction proceedings. Some of the tenants cited in the report currently live in apartments on West 49th Street in Hell's Kitchen, which is part of the 27th State Senate District that Hoylman represents.

January 13, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Blasts GOP’s Attempt to Provide Political Cover For Anti-Choice Lawmakers

Hoylman: Concerned that "today's proceedings are part of a right-wing, extremist state-by-state effort to dismantle reproductive choice”

Senator Brad Hoylman said: “This cynical ploy by the Senate GOP is clearly designed to provide political cover to anti-choice lawmakers, who continue to attempt to deny New York women access to reproductive healthcare.

“It’s outrageous that in the year 2015, New York State law fails to codify Roe v. Wade and if Senate Republicans had any regard for a woman’s right to choose, they would stop hiding and bring the remainder of Governor Cuomo's Women’s Equality Act to the floor immediately.

January 12, 2015
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PHOTO AND RELEASE: Brad Hoylman Sworn In for Second Term as Senator for New York’s 27th District

ALBANY -- This week, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) was sworn in for his second, two-year term to represent New York’s 27th Senate District, which includes the neighborhoods of Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, Midtown/East Midtown, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, the East Village and Lower East Side. Hoylman was sworn in alongside his husband David and their 4-year-old daughter, Silvia. (See photo attached)

January 9, 2015
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50 MORE YEARS OF HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AT PENN SOUTH – HOYLMAN-GOTTFRIED BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Enables Penn South to Pay for Major Repairs and Maintain Stability and Affordability Hoylman & Gottfried: “Preserves Penn South for the Next Generation”

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR HOYLMAN HAILS CUOMO ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION TO BAN HYDROFRACKING IN NEW YORK STATE

Hoylman: “I’m proud that today New York State stood up to Big Oil and shale industry profiteers in favor of our kids”

New York, NY — Today, Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement that it will issue a legally-binding findings statement prohibiting hydrofracking in New York State:

December 17, 2014
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Calling for Better A/C Subway Service

The A and C trains are some of the worst in the city, with frequent delays, overcrowded train cars, and poor conditions at stations. I recently signed on to a letter to MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco thanking him for agreeing to conduct a Full Line Review of the A and C lines and asking him to prioritize community concerns throughout this review. The letter cites issues with service levels, station conditions, and communication with riders, and includes specific problems in our neighborhood such as station damage caused by water leaks. The Full Line Review is expected to be completed sometime in 2015. 

File: 
12.11.14 A and C Subway Service Letter

December 11, 2014
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Speaking Out Against the Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

On December 11, I submitted testimony to the New York City Council regarding the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. I believe that this merger, by combining the nation’s two largest cable operators, would create a highly monopolized environment for cable and internet services, and would therefore be antithetical to the public interest. Such domination of this marketplace would likely increase prices, reduce the quality of service, and limit consumer choice. However, should the merger be approved, it must be conditioned on expanded broadband access for low-income New Yorkers. 

 

File: 
12.11.14 Comcast-TWC City Council Testimony

December 11, 2014
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Senator Brad Hoylman Applauds Governor Cuomo and Superintendent Lawsky for Their Efforts to Prohibit Private Health Insurers from Discriminating Against Transgender People

NEW YORK, NY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today released the following statement applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo and Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky for issuing a bulletin that will prohibit private insurers in New York from discriminating against transgender people in their health care.

December 11, 2014
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Statement by Sen. Brad Hoylman on A.G. Schneiderman’s Request for an Executive Order Allowing Him to Investigate Cases Involving Unarmed Civilians Killed By Police Officers

State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an executive order that would allow the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and, if necessary, prosecute cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police officers.“A local grand jury’s failure to bring an indictment after the tragic death of Eric Garner has highlighted serious flaws in our judicial process. An executive order appointing Attorney General Schneiderman as a special prosecutor in future criminal proceedings brought against police officers would help ensure independence and integrity in our criminal justice system.  I wholeheartedly support it.”

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December 8, 2014
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