All Community Members Invited to Attend Convention at St. Francis College on Sunday, March 13th
New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced an open invitation today to his third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention, a gathering intended to elicit input on legislative and community priorities from residents of the community.
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron held his third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention last Sunday, March 13, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.
Participants split into 18 separate discussion groups, each of which focused on a separate topic. Topics included schools, affordable housing, arts and culture, parks, and others. Senator Squadron is currently compiling and reviewing the feedback from participants, which will inform his community and legislative priorities for the coming year.
With the opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial less than five months away, city and state officials said on Friday that they are
making progress on a plan for coping with the expected influx of tour buses into Lower Manhattan. But nothing has been finalized and only one deadline for a decision is certain: “Sept. 11,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said.
Pardon Me For Asking: News from Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and Beyond
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
By Katia Kelly
Good news! The New York Times just reported that a multi-agency agreement has been reached, which would supply cruise ships with shore power from specially built electrical port outlets at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook.
Currently, the ships dock for hours and sometimes days, continually burning diesel fuel to provide electricity onboard.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and City Councilwoman Margaret Chin announced that Lower Manhattan stakeholders have been brought together to ensure there is community input into the plan for managing tour buses visiting the 9/11 Memorial when it opens in September.
At a meeting today, elected officials met with members of the community, as well as the city Department of Transportation, members of the September 11 Memorial and Museum, business leaders and other stakeholders to begin a dialogue about how to minimize the impact that buses will have on the surrounding community.
Local officials are pushing the city to find a solution to the controversy over housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Condo foes thought tax revenues from waterfront properties the Jehovah's Witnesses expect to sell was their best bet to pay for the park without building more housing towers - but the city-controlled park board quietly ordered consultants to nix it.
Now politicians are ramping up the pressure to revive the idea before a final report comes out next month.