Recycled Arts Workshops!

Recycled Arts Workshops! Join us for Recycled Arts Workshops on Thursdays from 7-9pm at our DUMBO location! Learn to make critters, dreamcatchers, jewelry, inner tube wallets and more! All are welcome to participate in these free art making events!

December 3 - Fun with Inner Tubes (Spoke flowers, inner tube wallets, belts)

December 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DUMBO's 4th Annual Holiday Lighting Celebration

Festive refreshments generously provided by Choice Market, Front Street Pizza & Jacques Torres

To RSVP or for more information: * (718)  

December 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Politicians deliver: Post offices won’t be closed

By: Lincoln Anderson

Feature article found in the Downtown Express

A united front by local politicians and residents has stopped the U.S. Postal Service from making good on its threat to possibly shutter three Downtown post offices.

November 29, 2009

Joe Bruno corruption case sparks talks on ethics reform

By Kenneth Lovett

Feature article in The Daily News

ALBANY - The Joe Bruno federal corruption trial has sparked a new round of talks on ethics reform, the Daily News has learned.

Sens. Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan) and Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn) have quietly been circulating a bill to overhaul the state's porous ethics law.

"Out of crisis comes ... opportunity," Schneiderman said, also crediting The News' "State of Shame" series.

November 25, 2009

Plan to open Pier 6 area at Brooklyn Bridge Park put on ice until spring

By Mike Mclaughlin

Feature article in The Daily News

Wait till next year.

A large section of Brooklyn Bridge Park - with a playground, beach volleyball courts and a dog run - that was scheduled to open by the end of the year won't be ready until spring, the Daily News has learned.

November 23, 2009

Closing post office would push envelope for seniors

By Lincoln Anderson

Feature article in The Villager

Residents of Co-op Village, backed up by a strong show of support from local politicians, rallied outside the Pitt Station post office on Clinton St. Sunday afternoon, demanding the U.S. Postal Service keep the branch open.

The rally was organized by Assembly-member Sheldon Silver and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney. Also joining the call for saving the branch were state Senator Dan Squadron and Councilmember-elect Margaret Chin.

November 18, 2009

Bigger, Better Ethics Bill?

By Elizabeth Benjamin

Feature article in The Daily Politics

Good government advocates today decried the lack of action on ethics reform on the extraordinary session agenda, but also sounded a hopeful note that behind-the-scenes negotiations are underway to strengthen a bill passed by the Assembly earlier this year.

November 17, 2009

Community Roundtable with Senator Squadron

Feature article in the Cobble Hill Association

The Cobble Hill Association Kicks off its Community Roundtable Series with State Senator Daniel Squadron

7:30 PM on Monday, November 23rd@ Christ Church, at the corner of Clinton and Kane Streets

November 17, 2009

Recycling Swap

Bring some, Take some BEDDING, BOOKS, CLOTHING, SHOES & TOYS One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!  Drop off your cleaned gently-used bedding, books, clothes, shoes, & toys – donate $5 to check out the selection and take away as many “riches” as you can carry.   Don’t forget to bring a bag (or cart) to tote them all!

December 5, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver vows to protect funding for public housing

By Frank Lombardi

Feature issue in The Daily News

Despite the worst state fiscal crisis since the mid-1970s, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has vowed to safeguard state funding for the troubled New York City Housing Authority.

November 16, 2009

Senator Squadron Proposes Cost-Savings SLA Technology Upgrade in DRP

New Technology Will Spur Long-Term Savings and Efficiency

Squadron: 21st Century SLA Will Better Serve Communities and Small Businesses

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today his proposal to reallocate $369,000 in State Liquor Authority (SLA) funding to allow the agency to jumpstart a critical technology upgrade, resulting in significant cost savings and revenue increases for the state, increased transparency, and streamlined processing for liquor license applications.

November 14, 2009

Silver and Others Seek Millions for NYCHA

By Azi Paybarah

Feature article in The  New York Observer

Public housing advocates and elected officials rallied on the City Hall steps for more than a half hour this morning, demanding the city and state give more money to the New York City Housing Authority.

November 12, 2009

Over 100 Elected Officials, Tenants, Workers, and Advocates Organize for Fully Funded Public Housing

SOUND Housing Campaign Releases Letter to Governor Paterson Calling For Full NYCHA Funding in 2010 Budget

November 12, 2009

Statement from Senator Squadron and Manhattan Borough President Stringer in Response to Today’s Tragic Crash at 145 Canal Street

“Our heart goes out to the victims of today’s tragic crash on Canal Street and to their families. This incident is another painful reminder of the deep need to improve pedestrian safety and traffic management in Chinatown.  That’s why we proposed a 9-point plan for pedestrian safety for Chinatown; have been working closely with New York City Department of Transportation as they work to improve traffic and safety; and have been pushing legislation on this issue in Albany.

November 11, 2009

Concord Village meeting draws official response

By: Stephen Witt

Feature article in the Courier Life Publications

Crime is down in the area and the High Street subway station is manned every day on every tour of duty, transit officials and cops told a packed town hall meeting of Concord Village residents recently.

November 11, 2009

Public housing tenants demand repairs, full funding

By Lesley Sussman

Feature article in The Villager

Hundreds of residents who live in public housing throughout the city were expected to converge at City Hall on Thursday morning Nov. 12, along with politicians and organizers, to demand that Governor Paterson include ample funding for the New York City Housing Authority in the budget due for release in December.

November 11, 2009

Improvements in store for Brooklyn Bridge ramp

By Gary BuisoFeature article in the Booklyn Heights Courier

By year’s end, roadway relief is in store for stressed-out travellers navigating across the Brooklyn Bridge, officials announced this week.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to help facilitate low-tech changes to the southbound FDR Drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge, a nettlesome intersection that has long befuddled backed-up commuters.

November 9, 2009

Squadron Details Plans For B’klyn Bridge Park

By Harold Egeln

Feature article in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Sitting down at the Eagle’s office within blocks of the growing Brooklyn Bridge Park, state Sen. Daniel Squadron stated in detail his vision of the park and, in doing so, hoped to dispel any misconceptions about his support.


November 9, 2009

State promises to fix FDR Drive-Brooklyn Bridge ramp

By Gersh Kuntzman

Feature article in the Brooklyn Paper The worst thing about living in Brooklyn — the debilitating traffic congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge’s entrance ramp from the FDR Drive — is about to get just a little bit better.

November 4, 2009