My name is Daniel Squadron and I represent the 26th District in the New York State Senate. My district includes the Manhattan neighborhoods of TriBeCa, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens.
Squadron, Brooklyn CB6, Community Have Long Called for Safety Improvements at Intersection Serving Large Number of Park-Users
BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), Brooklyn Community Board 6, and Cobble Hill Association announced approval of a stop-light at the intersection of Columbia and Congress in Cobble Hill. The intersection serves as a major crossing point for local children and families, particularly those headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Squadron, Colleagues, Gather City, State, Advocates To Call For Universal Maternal Home Visiting at Senate Hearing
NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron, along with Senate colleagues, gathered State and City officials, including Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Human Resource Administration Commissioner Steven Banks, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene Director of Nurse-Family Partnership Roberta Holder-Mosley, as well as early childhood experts, providers, and program participants to highlight the importance of delivering effective social services programs for high-risk families from pre-natal to pre-k, including maternal home visiting.
Schumer, Squadron: Pier 42, Performing Arts Center Should be LMDC Priorities
NEW YORK – Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron submitted joint testimony (attached) to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) regarding allocation of $50 million in settlement funds.
Leaders Call on Websites and Individuals to Reject Reselling
Legislators Highlight Continued Push to Prohibit Profiteering Practice
NEW YORK – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assemblymember Michael Cusick, and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today condemned reported reselling of tickets for Pope Francis' New York visit. The Archdiocese of New York, in partnership with the New York City Administration, have offered thousands of free tickets for Pope Francis' historic visit later this month.
Elected Officials Respond to FCC Proposed Changes to the Lifeline Program
New York, NY – Upon careful review of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) discussing potential changes to the Lifeline program, State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), and Council Member Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) submitted comments this week expressing disappointment that the FCC makes no mention of providing recertification notices in languages other than English and Spanish (“multilingual notices”).
Squadron At Senate District FDNY Firehouses/EMS Stations: Thank You For Your Service
Squadron/FDNY Celebrate 150 Years With State Senate Resolution
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and FDNY officials, including Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Donoghue - Manhattan Borough Commander, visited FDNY firehouses and EMS stations around the 26th Senate District to honor the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Squadron presented a copy of the Senate resolution he passed earlier this year to commemorate this noteworthy occasion, along with colleagues.
Would Allow Public to FOIL Recorded Encounters Between Police and Citizens
NEW YORK –State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Dan Quart, and advocates have announced a bill ensuring that police body camera recordings are publicly accessible under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). This legislation will promote greater transparency in everyday encounters between police officers and members of public."
Squadron Urges ESDC to Reject Modifications, Consider Community Impact, Seek Alternatives
BROOKLYN -- Today, Senator Daniel Squadron submitted testimony at the public hearing regarding the proposed modifications to the Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan, convened by the Empire State Development Corporation Board and Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Board. Squadron’s prepared testimony is below, and attached aresupplemental documents submitted to the boards.
NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 22, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted a “Know Your Rights” forum to engage residents on their rights and responsibilities as residents of co-ops, condos, lofts, and live-work quarters.
Squadron Marks 250th Anniversary of Stamp Act Congress
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron was joined by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), a Revolutionary re-enactor, Park Rangers, community members and visitors to make a special presentation marking the 250th Anniversary of the Stamp Act Congress at Federal Hall. They also announced this weekend's Independence Day activities at Federal Hall National Memorial.
BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Congresswoman Velázquez, Assemblymember Simon, Councilmember Lander, and Councilmember Levin released the following joint statement regarding the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's announcement:
Squadron Details Over $450K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements
Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion
NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged residents of Alfred E. Smith Houses Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $450,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event included Smith Resident Association President Aixa Torres, NYCHA’s Deputy Director for City Capital Michael Clandorf, and NYCHA Security Manager Irving Anglada. It was co-hosted by the Smith Resident Association and NYCHA.
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens to announce the inclusion of Lunar New Year as a school holiday. Squadron released the following statement:
Broken System Forces Defendants to Endure Significant Delays Before Trial
Electeds: The Experience of Kalief Browder Must Be A Call To Action
ALBANY — State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry announced legislation (S.5988) to fix New York State's "speedy trial" law following the recent death of Kalief Browder, who spent three years in pre-trial detention at Riker's Island. Kalief's Law closes a legal loophole that forces defendants to endure significant delays before trial, even while in jail, despite the time limits established by law. This change will limit delays by prosecutors and the court, so that defendants are afforded their constitutional right to a speedy trial.