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Hoylman Statement on Robert Gates’ Call To End Boy Scouts of America’s Discriminatory Policy Toward LGBT Leaders

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “I'm pleased that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America has publicly called to fully end his organization's discriminatory practices against LGBT people. If he truly believes the Boy Scouts’ policy is wrong however, Mr. Gates should act now and not wait for a protracted decision-making process by the Scouts' governing body."

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May 21, 2015
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Hoylman Blasts Senate Vote to Commemorate Boy Scouts of America with Official State License Plates

Hoylman: “This is a license to discriminate.”

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “This is a ‘license to discriminate.’ New York State should not be commemorating the Boy Scouts of America with official state license plates while this organization continues  to ban gay adults from being troop leaders and is under investigation by the State Attorney General for its employment practices.

May 20, 2015
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Milton Nussdorf

Milton Nussdorf, 96, attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and Manhattan’s City College, where he received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1942. Following his graduation, he entered the Navy Selective Service where he held a position as Personnel Manager in a Defense Plant in Brooklyn owned by General Electric. 

May 19, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Convenes Panel of Experts to Address Climate Change in New York

Forum comes as members of Senate Republican Conference question the existence of man-made climate change

Hoylman: “Global climate change is a looming catastrophe for the planet and threatens the well being and livelihood of current and future generations of New Yorkers.” 

ALBANY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today convened a panel of scientific experts, environmental advocates, and New York residents and farmers to address the issue of climate change and determine what steps need to be taken to ensure New York is a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN AND MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CYRUS VANCE, JR. UNVEIL LEGISLATION TO FIGHT PUBLIC CORRUPTION

Recommendations from D.A. Vance’s White Collar Crime Task Force

Hoylman: “Public corruption in Albany is a scourge that has infected the highest levels of our legislative leadership. Our prosecutors need new tools to root out these sophisticated crimes”

NEW YORK — Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) unveiled a package of legislation to give state and local prosecutors new tools to combat public corruption and other white collar crimes.

May 18, 2015
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Carrie Davis

Carrie Davis, MSW, currently serves as the Chief Programs & Policy Officer at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) in New York City. Ms. Davis oversees The Center’s human services programming for LGBT youth, adults and families, as well as The Center’s policy and education services. These programs provide over 9,000 LGBT people annually with community-based services to foster healthy identity and family development.

May 13, 2015
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Hoylman Statement on Recent Senate GOP Comments Questioning Climate Change

Hoylman: “Climate change is real. It’s extremely troubling that we have public officials in Albany who deny it"

ALBANY – State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “Climate change is real. It’s extremely troubling that we have public officials in Albany who deny it. I look forward to holding a public forum in Albany next week on how our state can be a global leader in fighting the man-made factors contributing to climate change and imperiling the future of New York families, farmers and businesses."

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May 12, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUM ON NEW YORK’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

SUBJECT: The current and anticipated effects of global climate change on the State of New York, and the State’s efforts to combat man-made climate change.

PURPOSE: To hear from scientific experts, New York residents and businesses impacted by climate change, and environmental advocates and government officials about the progress of New York State’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

May 19, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Statement by Senator Brad Hoylman on Hate Crime at Chelsea Dallas BBQ

Hoylman: “This Hate Crime Strikes at the Heart of Chelsea”

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “The viciousness of this attack, deemed a hate crime just this morning by the NYPD, shocks the conscience.

“This hate crime has struck at the heart of Chelsea, home to so many members of the LGBT community. This incident is yet another example of the disturbing increase of bias crimes against LGBT people and religious and ethnic minorities across New York. We must employ every tool at our disposal to address the root causes and punish the perpetrators of hate crimes, which have no place in civil society.

May 7, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Nominates LGBT Center’s Carrie Davis for 2015 Woman of Distinction Award

Davis is first transgender woman to receive the annual Senate award

Hoylman: “Carrie is a role model for trans kids who might be struggling with their identity.”

ALBANY - Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) presented Carrie Davis with the 2015 Woman of Distinction award for the 27th District. Carrie currently serves as the Chief Programs & Policy Officer at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) in New York City and is the first transgender woman to receive the Woman of Distinction Award, which is presented to a woman in each senate district each year.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Hoylman’s April 2015 Community Report

Senator Hoylman’s April 2015 Community Report is available for download as a .pdf below.

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April 2015 Newsletter.pdf

May 5, 2015
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State Legislators File Amicus Brief to Protect Parks from NYU’s Greenwich Village Expansion

State Sen. Brad Hoylman and 22 Members of the Legislature file ‘friend of the court’ brief in support of Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Greenwich Village residents

State lawmakers argue NYC and NYU violated legislative prerogative under Public Trust Doctrine, only Legislature can alienate parkland 

Hoylman: "The only thing NYU alienated was the goodwill of the Greenwich Village community"

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and 22 members of the New York State Legislature filed an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals in an effort to help protect state parkland from New York University’s massive expansion in Greenwich Village.

May 5, 2015
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Pedestrian Improvements at Lincoln Square Bow Tie

Last month, I joined Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal in writing to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to commend them on the proposed Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements on Broadway and Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 66th Streets. Our letter also echoed the modifications that CB7 suggested in its March resolution, which includes correcting the ponding in the area and ensuring a more robust and permanent delineation of the bicycle route between 67th and 64th Streets. Additionally, we recommended the installation of a leading pedestrian interval at the corner of 65th Street and Columbus Avenue, which has proven to be exceedingly dangerous.

File: 
Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements Letter.pdf

April 30, 2015
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Nominate a GVSHP “Business of the Month”

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) seeks to support independent businesses with its “Business of the Month” program.  Each month, a local business in Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo is featured on the GVSHP website, blog, and social media, reaching thousands of local residents. GVSHP highlights what makes the business so special and why locals love it. It’s a great way to draw attention to our retail treasures and increase their patronage and support.

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Nominate a GVSHP “Business of the Month.pdf

April 30, 2015
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Calling for Stronger MTA Funding through Move NY Fair Plan

Last week, I joined a dozen of my colleagues in writing to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Majority Leader Carl Heastie asking them to support the “Move NY Fair Plan.” This plan would more fairly distribute toll costs for drivers on Manhattan’s bridge crossings, and would generate over $1 billion per year for public transit, thus helping to close the gap in the MTA’s capital plan. In our letter, we asked that revenue from this plan be used to conduct Full Line Reviews across the entire subway system at least every five years, and that recommended improvements be quickly implemented. Full Line Reviews have led to measurable improvements on the F, L, and G lines, such as more frequent service and countdown clocks.

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Letter in Support of the Move NY Fair Plan.pdf

April 30, 2015
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Come to My Health of the Hudson Panel on June 4

As Ranking Member of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, I am pleased to present a special panel discussion on the “Health of the Hudson” to take place on Thursday, June 4 from 6:30-8:30pm at the School of Visual Arts Theater at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). I will be joined by experts in the field who will discuss the state of the Hudson River, the mounting challenges it faces, and what we must do to preserve it for years to come. Panelists include Daniel Raichel, Staff Attorney for Natural Resources Defense Council; Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper for Riverkeeper; and Hayley Carlock, Environmental Attorney for Scenic Hudson.

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Health of the Hudson.pdf

April 30, 2015
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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on May 6 at Westbeth

Please join me, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and the Westbeth Artists Residents Council for a Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7pm in the Westbeth Community Room, located at 55 Bethune Street. If you are age 62 or above, live in a rent-regulated building, and make under $50,000 per year, you may qualify to have your rent frozen under the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. If you receive disability benefits, you may qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE). Join us to see if you qualify and sign up! The event is co-sponsored by Congressman Jerry Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, and Community Board 2. See the attached flyer for more details.

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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop.pdf

April 30, 2015
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My Public Forum on New York’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change on May 19

On Tuesday, May 19 from 9-11am, I will be holding a public forum in Albany to address the current and anticipated effects of global climate change on the State of New York and the State’s efforts to combat man-made climate change. The purpose of the event is to hear from scientific experts, New York residents and businesses impacted by climate change, and environmental advocates and government officials about the progress of New York State’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, or to sign up to attend the forum, see the notice here or contact Burton Phillips, my Counsel, at 518-455-2451 or phillips@nysenate.gov.

 

File: 
Climate Change Forum Notice (May 19, 2015).pdf

April 29, 2015
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