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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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Read Senator Hoylman's January 2015 Community Report

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

File: 
January 2015 E-Newsletter.pdf

February 3, 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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Testifying on the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel

On January 23, I testified before the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Federal Highway Administration on the Cross Harbor Freight Program, a major plan to ease truck congestion and foster more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable movement of goods throughout our region. Currently, New York City is the only major city in the country that is not connected to the national freight rail network. It is clear that the best long-term strategy is to construct a double-stack, double-track rail tunnel known as the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel. I commend my colleague, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, for his historic leadership advocating for the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel for nearly 30 years.

January 30, 2015
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Port Ambrose Comment Period Open

In 2013, Liberty Natural Gas LLC issued a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port facility called Port Ambrose, located roughly 19 miles south of New York’s shore. After some delay, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been issued and a public comment period is now open. This major proposal is unnecessary and environmentally irresponsible, and the public comment period has been rushed and is inaccessible. I, along with Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal,  wrote a letter to the Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard requesting they extend the public comment period from 60 to 90 days and add another public hearing in Manhattan.

January 30, 2015
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Pier 55

On January 12, I submitted testimony to the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) on the proposed "Pier 55" project in the footprint of the current Piers 54 and 56. I heartily commend the Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation for their history-making philanthropic commitment to the arts and culture in New York City, and specifically, the West Side of Manhattan, by proposing to build this exciting and innovative new public space and performance venue on our waterfront. Despite this generosity, I am concerned about the process that guides such a significant modification to the park's original plan. As a result, I am examining ways to legally mandate a more inclusive, open process for any future proposals.

January 30, 2015
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Illegal Hotels Testimony

On Tuesday, January 20, I submitted testimony to the New York City Council regarding the explosive growth of illegal hotels, also known as “short-term rentals,” and their effect on our communities. I represent neighborhoods with the highest number of illegal hotels in New York City, including Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the Village and the Lower East Side – areas which, according to data released by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accounted for one third of units booked and 55% of illegal hotel revenue from 2010-2014. Illegal hotels create a number of quality of life and safety concerns for neighboring residents while undermining our rule of law and diminishing our housing stock.

 

January 27, 2015
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Funding for Runaway Homeless Youth

On January 16, I wrote to Governor Cuomo to request that he allocate $4.75 million for Runaway and Homeless Youth in the Executive Budget to create new beds to address the 5,041 annual instances when children are turned away from shelters because of overcrowding. In the past 90 days alone, shelter providers across New York State have been forced to refuse entry to nearly 400 children because of the lack of beds. Help for our state’s homeless youth represents a moral imperative to protect innocent children from the evils and exploitation of life on the street. 

 

January 27, 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 Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Senator Hoylman calls the GOP "Education Investment Incentives Act" what it is - a corperate giveaway that undermines public education and the seperation between church and state. 

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 Hoylman Urges Senate GOP to Bring Full Women's Equality Act to the Floor

Senator Hoylman urges the Senate GOP to bring the full Women's Equality Act to the floor and to stand up for a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions. 

January 12, 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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