Daniel L. Squadron's posts related to Recreation And Tourism

SQUADRON WELCOMES RESTORATION OF BBP FUNDING, $40 MILLION DONATION FOR PARK RECREATION

BROOKLYN -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron issued the following statement after the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation board approved $66.5 million in funding from the City, including the fully-restored funding commitment secured in Senator Squadron's and Assemblymember Millman's agreement with the City last summer. Senator Squadron also welcomed the announcement of a $40 million donation for recreation in the park:

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SQUADRON, PARKS ADVOCATES URGE LARGE CONSERVANCIES TO JOIN NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS ALLIANCE & ENSURE MORE EQUITY ACROSS NYC PARKS

With Pools on Chopping Block, Squadron Calls for Increased Parks Funding

Squadron Also Announces Legislation to Require Participation of Well-Funded Conservancies in Alliance

LOWER EAST SIDE – With pools in low-income neighborhoods on the chopping block this summer, and disparities between parks around the city continuing to grow, State Senator Daniel Squadron and parks advocates are calling on large, well-funded park conservancies to join Squadron's proposed Neighborhood Parks Alliance to ensure more equity across the city's 1,700 parks, and urging an increase in parks funding. Squadron was joined by parks advocates at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side.

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SENATOR SQUADRON TESTIMONY ON CITY PARKS BUDGET

Senator Pushes Neighborhood Conservancies to “Change The Game” on Parks Funding

NEW YORK CITY – Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony on the City’s Parks budget at the New York City Council’s Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget hearing. Senator Squadron argued that his proposal to connect well-financed conservancies and parks most in need -- called the Neighborhood Parks Alliance -- would be a “game changer” for the Parks budget overall.

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SENATOR SQUADRON TESTIMONY ON EQUITY IN PARKS FUNDING

Senator Highlights Parks Conservancies Are Not Independent Non-Profits, Part of Larger System

NEW YORK – Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony at the City Council’s hearing on equity in parks funding. Senator Squadron argued that since parks conservancies are not independent non-profits – they are entities that exist as the result of a contractual relationship with the City – the City has a right and the responsibility to set the terms of a relationship around its broader values and needs.

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SQUADRON: MAYOR’S COMMUNITY PARKS INITIATIVE ADDRESSES MOST GLARING INEQUITIES IN PARKS AROUND NYC

Senator Highlights the Impact of Having all Stakeholders Invested in Parks Equity

NEW YORK—Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at Bowne Playground in Flushing, Queens to announce the Mayor’s new Community Parks Initiative. Squadron said:

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SENATOR SQUADRON CITES JAY-Z, BILLY JOEL ON SENATE FLOOR TO BAN RESALE OF CHARITY TICKETS FOR PROFIT

Squadron Fights Annual Ticket Resale Extender Bill So Resellers Can't Profit from Charity Events

Squadron: "H to the izz-O, T to the icket... Of Ticket Scalping You Wouldn't Believe, How Many Charities Have Been Cheated, Funds Diverted Like Thieves"

ALBANY -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron cited Jay-Z and Billy Joel on the Senate floor in opposition to a bill that would let ticket resellers continue to make a profit on charity events. This annual bill extending ticket resale laws in New York (S.4801) passed the Senate. This follows Senator Squadron's floor speech in 2014 citing Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen opposing this legislation. Squadron has carried legislation for years (S.571) that would prohibit the practice of reselling tickets for more than their face value if the event’s revenue is dedicated to a charity or not-for-profit cause.

Here is the clip of Senator Squadron's speech today on the Senate Floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPbq8DT3XVA

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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MACY'S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS OVER EAST RIVER

 Squadron, de Blasio Pushed For Years For More New Yorkers to Have Access To July 4th Celebration

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding today's announcement that this year's Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will take place over the East River:

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