Public Hearing: Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health Public Hearing

Senator Squadron, the Senate Standing Committee on Cities, and the Assembly Standing Committee on Cities will be hosting a Public Hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health.

September 18, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about - and fly your own - kites

The first 100 children who come to a reading of Touching the Sky on September 13 will receive a free pocket-sized Mighty Kite of their very own. Touching the Sky is a charming work of historical narrative, telling the story of Wilbur Wright's first flight over water, launched from Governors Island, and Orville's groundbreaking flights on an early tour of Europe.

September 13, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Senator Squadron, Chair of Senate Cities Committee, to host a hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Health

SUBJECT:           Retail Diversity and Neighborhood HealthPURPOSE:          To identify and disseminate best practices for supporting and               facilitating the preservation and revitalization of retail in urban neighborhoods.

August 28, 2009


As the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo have quickly become one of the world's top pop and hip-hop production teams, crafting hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg. But William's and Hugo apparently desire something more from their career than the accolades and cash that come from making other people's music. And so in 2001 with help from colleague, Shae, they formed their own band, N*E*R*D. Their debut, In Search Of . .

September 9, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Turntables on the Hudson presents: THE SUNDAY GETAWAY

DJ's Nickodemus, Mariano & guests + Nappy G & Christian Rogers on percussionNickodemus SUN PEOPLE album LIVE + Dance & Drumming performances!!Cost - $15Day of Show - $20

For more information or to purchase tickets Click Here

September 6, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Governors Island Swim

Spend the Friday before Labor Day jumping off a ferry boat and circling a piece of Manhattan at this challenging 2-miler around the birthplace of New York City, with great views of Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and, of course, Governors Island itself. The island will be open to the public during the event, meaning there will be more fans than ever cheering you on at the fifth annual Governors Island Swim..

For more information or to register Click Here

September 4, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM


6:00 PM Arts/Crafts by the Brooklyn Children's Museum

7:00 PM Folk music by Rachel Benjamin

Sunset: Nim's Island (free movie)

September 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Recording of Senator Squadron's August 25th community conference call about reform in the Senate

On August 25th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to discuss the state of reform in Albany. The discussion focused on progress made on Senate rules reform and work that still needs to be done on ethics, campaign finance, and transparency in the Senate.

The call was the second in a series of community conference calls, all of which are open to the public.

August 26, 2009

Another round for bar rule, and boards are happier

Original article featured in The Villager

By Julie Shapiro

Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer.

August 13, 2009


This week’s program features the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and NY Road Runners for the Children’s Hour (arts/crafts/games/contests); the Grand Street Community Band for the live performance; some terrific kids shorts by local filmmakers; and Fly Away Home, a family classic for the young and the young at heart. There’ll also be FREE hotdogs & popcorn for our viewing audience.   Come early & enjoy while supplies last. 

August 13, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Governor Paterson Signs Galef/Squadron Legislation Saving Taxpayer Money Through Alternative Notification Process

Governor Paterson signed legislation (A.7966/S.3689) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Daniel Squadron on July 28, 2009 (Chapter 275) that changes the notification process of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings.  This legislation will allow county, city and village tax districts to provide the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance (Commissioner) notice of the commencement of real property tax lien foreclosure proceedings by alternative means approved by the Commissioner.  The alternative means would include those other than the currently r

August 10, 2009

Senator Squadron remarks on the nomination of SLA Chair Dennis Rosen

Senator Squadron remarks on the nomination of SLA Chair Dennis Rosen

August 6, 2009