Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

Sign our petition to stop rental car companies from discriminating against New Yorkers!

Did you know that some car rental companies charge Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx residents an extra fee just for living in these boroughs—even if they are renting the car somewhere else?

Charging New Yorkers a hidden fee based purely on their place of residence is unfair discrimination.  Senator Squadron worked with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to launch a petition drive calling on Dollar and Thrifty rental car companies to drop this discriminatory fee. 

Please click here to sign our petition. 

December 7, 2010


Schumer, Squadron and Lower Manhattan Community Want to See ‘Continuous Green Ribbon’ Around Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Development Corp to Meet on Monday to Begin Considering Where to Invest Remaining Dollars; Schumer, Squadron and Dozens of Community Leaders to Urge Funding of Lower Manhattan Ribbon Park Project, Including Development of Pier 42

November 21, 2010

BP Stringer, Senator Squadron & Assemblymember Kavanagh Issue Holiday Warning, Expose Hidden "Borough Fees" Charged By Rental Car Companies Across New York City

Survey finds residents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

pay added fees under Dollar-Thrifty corporate policy

November 17, 2010

“Hayley and Diego’s Law” to Crack Down on Careless Driving Goes Into Effect Today

Law Named for Children Killed in Chinatown Van Crash

Careless Drivers Will Now Face Jail Time for Injuring Pedestrians

October 14, 2010

Downtown Alliance, Senator Squadron Introduce New LED Signs Providing Arrival and Departure Times of Free Buses in Lower Manhattan

New York, NY–No more guessing games or neck-craning.

Riders of the Downtown Connection—the Alliance for Downtown New York’s free bus service in Lower Manhattan—will now know exactly when the next bus will arrive. The Business Improvement District has installed seven LED signs, which list the next two arrivals, along the 37-stop route.

The NextBus program uses Global Positioning System tracking satellites to provide accurate vehicle arrival/departure information and real-time data to passengers waiting at selected Downtown Connection stops.

September 23, 2010

Senator Squadron Offers Parent Resource Guide

Compilation of Information About Government and Community Services, Educational and Cultural Programs

September 8, 2010

Squadron, Kavanagh Propose New Anti-Salmonella Legislation in Wake of Largest Egg Recall In Recent History

Squadron, Kavanagh Propose New Anti-Salmonella Legislation in Wake of Largest Egg Recall In Recent History

Legislators: If the FDA Will Not Protect New Yorkers From Salmonella, We Will

Legislation Would Require Salmonella Vaccinations for All Eggs Produced or Sold In NYS; Similar to Policy That Reduced Disease by More Than 95% in Britain

New York, NY—In the wake of the largest recall of eggs in history after a nationwide salmonella outbreak, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh joined food safety advocates today to announce legislation that will require farmers to vaccinate hens against the dangerous bacteria.

August 31, 2010

Senator Squadron, Other Elected Officials Announce Deal Between 3-Legged Dog and MTA Allowing Renowned Theater Group to Stay in Lower Manhattan

Electeds: Agreement Sets Payment Schedule, Ends Eviction Proceedings, Preserves Lower Manhattan Cultural Life

August 31, 2010

Squadron/Schimminger Bill to Crack Down on Problem Nightspots Signed by Governor Into Law

New Law Allows SLA to Revoke Licenses After

Police Refer 6 or More Noise or Disorder Incidents in 60 Days

August 17, 2010

Squadron/Kavanagh Bill Increasing Penalties Against Careless Drivers Signed Into Law

“Hayley and Diego Law” to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Bicyclists New Law

Another Step in Comprehensive Plan to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

August 17, 2010

Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Bing, Housing and Disability Advocates Urge Governor to Sign Bill Prohibiting Housing Discrimination Based on Tenant’s Source of Income

New Law Would Make it Easier for New Yorkers with Disabilities to Find Housing

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and advocates for affordable housing and New Yorkers with disabilities called on Governor Paterson today to sign their bill S7613/A10689 that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against people who rely on public rental subsidies. The bill would help disabled New Yorkers and people who use Section 8 and Advantage housing vouchers find homes.

August 13, 2010

Statement of State Senator Daniel Squadron regarding the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimous denial of landmark status for 45-47 Park Place

Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decision has affirmed values that define New York: we will not stand for intolerance, or let it stand in the way of building a diverse, vibrant city composed of people from all over the world. Our hallmark is our diversity, and I stand with the people of Lower Manhattan, the members of Community Board 1, and my colleagues in government to say that tolerance, diversity and mutual respect are as vital in the case of Cordoba House today as they have been in 400 years of New York history.

August 3, 2010

Elected Officials, FDNY, Community Leaders, Families of Fallen Firefighters Urge Governor to Sign Legislation to Avoid Tragedies Like Deutsche Bank Fire

Hundreds of Buildings in City Don't Comply With Building and Fire Codes

Legislation Would Create First-Ever City-State Coordination to Ensure all City Buildings are Safe for First Responders

July 22, 2010

Elected Officials, Advocates, Families of Children Killed by Delivery Van Join to Urge Governor to Sign Bill Increasing Penalties Against Careless Drivers

New York, NY—Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Margaret Chin, and Transportation Alternatives stood with May Ng, mother of Hayley Ng and Wana Wu, mother of Diego Martinez, to urge Governor Paterson to sign into law S5292C/A7917D, which increases the penalties for careless drivers who injure pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. The legislation was introduced after the tragic deaths of Hayley Ng, 4, and Diego Martinez, 3, who were killed last year in Chinatown when a delivery van that had been left in reverse climbed the curb and hit the children. The driver in question was not charged with any infraction resulting from the children’s death. The Senate and Assembly passed the bill last month.

July 22, 2010

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Dear New Yorker, Did you know that during the summer kids 18 years old and younger can receive a delicious, balanced meal twice a day for free?

From June 29th through August 27th, the City will be offering free meals to children 18 years of age or younger at hundreds of schools, pools, parks, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the City. No registration, documentation, or ID is required.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. To find a site near you, call 311.  Or click here for a complete list of sites across the five boroughs.


July 21, 2010

Squadron/Bing Bill Prohibiting Housing Discrimination

Based on Tenant’s Source of Income Passes Senate

Legislation Will Make it Easier for New Yorkers with Disabilities to Find Housing

June 16, 2010

Senator Squadron Selects Community Leader Catherine McVay Hughes as One of New York’s Women of Distinction

State Senate Honors McVay Hughes for Dedication to Redevelopment of Lower Manhattan and Community Concerns

May 26, 2010

Assembly Member Lancman and Senator Squadron Announce Corporate Political Accountability to Shareholders Act

Legislation in Response to

Citizens United Decision will Stem

Corporate Dollars in Politics


Legislators: Require Corporations

Making Political Expenditures to Obtain Prior Shareholder

Approval and Disclose Business

Rationale Behind Such Expenditures

April 13, 2010
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