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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “This decision is a touchdown for New York taxpayers. I’m pleased the NFL decided today to end the charade of being a tax exempt organization and start paying its fair share of taxes. It defies common sense that an organization with $10 billion in annual revenue and a chief executive paid $44 million a year -- more than most Fortune 500 companies --would be considered a non profit entity. The NFL has joined the ranks of the NBA and Major League Baseball by voluntarily relinquishing their tax exempt status and it was prudent of them to do so before being mandated by the state and federal government."
Scientific research shows indoor tanning beds are detrimental to the long-term health of users under the age of 18; increase risk of cancer by 75 percent
Hoylman: “As high school prom season approaches, there’s simply no excuse for allowing our kids to be exposed to this level of cancer risk”
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill to ban all minors from using indoor tanning beds, which extensive research has shown to be linked to melanoma and other serious health problems.
Hoylman: “Survivors deserve their day in court. Plus, we must shine a light on abusers, some of whom still have contact with our kids.”
NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “Today, I filed a motion for committee consideration for the Child Victims Act in the Senate Codes Committee, which should force a committee vote on this legislation based on past Senate practice.