Daniel L. Squadron's Press releases

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Notice of Public Hearing: Ending the Perfect Storm: Finding Solutions and Identifying Alternatives for New York’s Section 8 Problem

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SERVICESSENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SUBJECT:  Ending the Perfect Storm:  Finding Solutions and Identifying Alternatives for New York’s Section 8 Problem

PURPOSE:  Update on various government agencies’ plan to (1)  address the lack of funding in New York’s Section 8 Program and (2) assist families who hold terminated vouchers.

April 13, 2010
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Elected Officials Call on City to Address Increased Helicopter Traffic Over Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights

Uptick in Noise, Traffic After 30th Street Heliport’s Termination of Tourist Flights

Officials Call for Three Steps to ImproveSafety and Quality of Life

April 12, 2010
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Senator Squadron’s Push for Bowery Median Becomes Reality

New Median Will Provide Respite for

Pedestrians Crossing Dangerous Street

 

Voices of Community are Heard as DOT

Implements Much-Needed Traffic Calming Measure

April 7, 2010
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March 29, 2010
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Senate Social Services Committee Includes Core Values in Budget Resolution

Programs Will Help New Yorkers During Economic Crisis

Investments in Job Creation, Family Health, and Homeless Prevention

March 23, 2010
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Statement of State Senator Daniel Squadron in Response to Tuesday’s Bias Incident in Carroll Gardens:

“My thoughts are with the victim of the brutal assault yesterday in Carroll Gardens, another reminder that lack of tolerance for LGBT individuals is sadly still with us.  All violence should be prosecuted, regardless of motivation, but this bias-motivated attack is particularly vicious for the fear it is intended to inspire.  I know that law enforcement officials and the Brooklyn District Attorney are pursuing those responsible for the attack, and I will continue to stand with them and my colleagues in government to make our community safe for all residents.”

March 10, 2010
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Brooklyn Bridge Park: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Squadron-Millman-Mayor MOU Fulfills

Senator Squadron’s 2008 Campaign Pledge

 

March 10, 2010
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Senator Squadron, Borough President Stringer, Other Electeds and Parents Announce 3-Point Plan to Prevent School Overcrowding

New Legislation Would Help Communities Prevent

Crises Like Lower Manhattan Space Crunch

March 9, 2010
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Squadron/Schimminger 500-Foot Law Reform Bill Passes Senate

Bill Will Require SLA Consideration of

Applicants’ History with Community

 

For First Time Ever, Specific and Consistent Standards

of “Public Interest” Must be Applied

March 8, 2010
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Senator Squadron Hails EPA Listing Gowanus as Superfund Site

State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement today regarding the EPA decision to include the Gowanus Canal on its Superfund National Priorities List:

“The Environmental Protection Agency made the right decision today by listing the Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site, a designation I have advocated for since May.

March 2, 2010
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Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron on Senate passage of S6430-A (Squadron)/A9487-B (Lopez), which allows the New York City Housing Authority to access federal aid for 21 State- and City-built developments that have gone unfunded:

"This bill will allow New York City's public housing authority to bring in more than $75 million a year in federal aid — a massive investment to address its operating deficit and dramatically improve housing for more than 400,000 tenants.  Every single NYCHA resident will benefit from filling the funding gap left by the State and City, which will help us fix broken elevators, avoid heat outages, and address the basic maintenance problems that public housing tenants contend with every day.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Squadron Applauds Governor for Signing “Bruno Gap” Bill Into Law, Pushes for Immediate Progress on Comprehensive Reform

Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon Governor Paterson’s signing of S6439 (Squadron)/A9559 (Silver), the “Bruno Gap” bill:

“In Albany, the struggle for reform is slow, and true steps forward are rare.  That's why I am pleased that today Governor Paterson signed into law the bill I wrote with Speaker Sheldon Silver to close the "Bruno Gap" in state ethics law, making it illegal for a public officer to use government resources for outside, for-profit business.

February 12, 2010
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