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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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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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Senator Hoylman Urges City Landmark Preservation Commission To Reverse Drastic Proposed “De-Calendaring” Decision

New York, NY— Today, Senator Hoylman sent a letter to New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Chair Srinivasan and issued the following statement in response to the proposed LPC “de-calendaring” of potential landmarks.

December 2, 2014
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Statement by Brad Hoylman, Lead Amicus Appellant, on Today's Decision in Mary Veronica Santiago-Monteverde V. John S. Pereira

“Today, rent-stabilized tenants across New York City can breathe a sigh of relief. The New York State Court of Appeals decided that their leases are exempt from bankruptcy proceedings, which means these tenants can’t be required to sell their leases and forced from their homes as a result of bankruptcy. I’m very pleased the Court of Appeals decision maintains the integrity of long-standing tenant protections and am proud to have taken the lead on an amicus brief on behalf of my constituent Mary Veronica Santiago-Monteverde. Ms. Santiago-Monteverde’s perseverance and courage in the face of this legal struggle has redounded to the benefit of millions of tenants across the city. I’m extremely grateful to Latham & Watkins for their pro bono support of this important case.”

November 20, 2014
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Reclaiming CHARAS for Community Use

On November 17, Senator Hoylman joined Council Member Rosie Mendez, former Council Member Margarita Lopez, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, SOCCC-64 and other advocates at a community town hall regarding the former PS-64/CHARAS site. He was proud to offer his support in reclaiming the building for community use and will continue to fight with Loisaida residents in the months ahead.

 

 

November 19, 2014
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Senator Hoylman Hails Passage of New Jersey Bill to Shine Light on Port Authority Records

New York, NY— Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D – Manhattan), ranking member of the New York State Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee, hailed the New Jersey State House’s passage of legislation to close the loophole that exempts the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from the New York’s and New Jersey’s freedom of information laws.

The New York State legislature passed identical legislation in June of this year. Pursuant to the interstate compact that created the Port Authority, any new laws affecting the agency must be enacted by both New York and New Jersey.

November 14, 2014
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Neighborhood Rallies to Save Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center

Greenwich Village seniors, elected officials and community leaders demand Our Lady of Pompeii renews beloved senior center’s lease

November 3, 2014
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Read Senator Hoylman’s October 2014 Community Report

Senator Hoylman’s October 2014 Community Report is available for download as a .pdf below.

File: 
October 2014 Community Report.pdf

November 1, 2014
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Save the Senior Center at Our Lady of Pompeii Church

After learning on October 23 that the pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 25 Carmine Street doesn’t intend to renew the lease of its longstanding senior center, I helped spearhead a letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan seeking intervention by the Archdiocese. I was joined by Congressman Jerry Nadler, Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Council Members Corey Johnson and Margaret Chin. I have personally urged the pastor to negotiate with Greenwich House, the not-for-profit organization which operates the senior center. Please join me and my colleagues in government, Greenwich House and seniors at a rally and press conference this coming Monday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m.

File: 
2014-10-28 Letter to Archdiocese re Our Lady of Pompeii.pdf

October 27, 2014
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Senator Hoylman Commends Environmental Control Board for Silencing Nightly Noise from East Village 7-Eleven

NYC Environmental Control Board Judge orders roaring air conditioner/HVAC to be turned off daily from 8 pm - 8 am

Hoylman: 7-Eleven’s long-suffering neighbors will finally get some relief” 

October 21, 2014
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Extend Reverse Mortgages to Co-ops

Congressman Jerrold Nadler and I recently spearheaded a letter, also signed by Senator Chuck Schumer, Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Council Member Corey Johnson, to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), asking the agency to extend reverse mortgages to co-op owners. Under HUD’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, homeowners over age 62 can apply for reverse mortgages to leverage some of the equity in their homes for other expenses. Currently co-op owners, who face rising maintenance fees and other costs of living, aren’t eligible for the program.

File: 
HECM Program Letter 10_17_14.pdf

October 18, 2014
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Top Score for Protecting Our Environment

I’m pleased to have received the highest State Senate score from the Albany-based non-profit EPL/Environmental Advocates, which recently issued its annual scorecard grading members of the New York State Legislature on their positions and votes on key legislation affecting New York’s air, land, water, wildlife and public health. For more information about the EPL/Environmental Advocates scorecard or to read the entire report please visit www.eplvotersguide.org

October 10, 2014
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Officials Blast 7-Eleven for Blocking Order to Remove Noisy Refrigeration Unit

7-Eleven attempting to block City from enforcing environmental protection order in the East Village at 170 Avenue A

Hoylman: It’s like living in a wind tunnel. Neighbors can’t get a good night’s sleep thanks to 7-Eleven” 

October 6, 2014
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Read Senator Hoylman’s September 2014 Community Report

Senator Hoylman’s September 2014 Community Report is available for download as a .pdf below.

File: 
September enews.pdf

October 6, 2014
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Senator Hoylman Introduces Legislation to Modernize New York State Birth Certificates

Modern Family Birth Certificate Act changes birth certificates to reflect LGBT families

Hoylman: New York’s laws must keep pace with our changing families” 

October 2, 2014
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Victory at the Former P.S. 64/CHARAS Building

On September 29, I joined Council Member Rosie Mendez, Save Our Community Center CHARAS-64, East Village Community Coalition, Good Old Lower East Side, Community Board 3 and many other elected officials and community organizations at a rally celebrating the Stop Work Order issued by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) at the former P.S. 64/CHARAS building (605 East 9th Street). This site has always been intended for the public benefit. For over a year, Council Member Mendez has called on DOB to deny the building owner’s alteration application to create dorm rooms for Cooper Union and the Joffrey Ballet School because the contractual lease agreements with the schools do not conform to requirements.

File: 
DOB CHARAS Letter.pdf

September 29, 2014
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Apply for Senior/Disability “Rent Freeze” – Friday, October 10

As a result of action taken at the state and local level, the household income cap for New York City’s Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) programs have been increased to $50,000. To help senior and disabled constituents determine their eligibility and apply for these critical rent freezes, I’m hosting a SCRIE/DRIE Workshop on Friday, October 10 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Greenwich House - Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center, 25 Carmine Street (corner of Bleecker Street). Please see below for more information, including event co-sponsors, eligibility guidelines and what documentation to bring.

File: 
Village SCRIE-DRIE Invite.pdf

September 29, 2014
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