On April 8, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had nominated the Gowanus Canal for consideration to be added to the National Priorities List (NPL), more commonly known as the Superfund list. If added to the NPL, the Gowanus would be entered into the EPA's cleanup program, which would include intensive study and analysis of the nature of the hazardous materials and pollutants within the canal, identification of the parties that have been responsible for the pollution, and a supervised cleanup. Though the pressure to immediately announce a position
Lower Manhattan leaders who were already angry about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s plan to leave the Financial District turned furious when they recently learned that F.D.I.C. specifically excluded the neighborhood from its search for new office space.
The "Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law" would mandate driver safety trainingand community service for motorists who seriously injure or kill pedestrians and bikers Drivers who fail to complete training and community service may face fines up to $10,000, lose license
Cities Committee Undertakes Open Dialogue on Tenants’ Rights Bill Pilot “Mark-Up Session” is Step Toward Goal of Empowering Committees
Albany, NY—Taking one step toward the goal of empowering committees to debate, amend and shape legislation in Albany, State Senator Daniel Squadron today adopted Brennan Center recommendations for a “mark-up session,” allowing open discussion and amendments to a tenant protection bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger.
"Our Neighborhood Is Not a Parking Lot," Elected Officials Say Permit Parking Will Provide New Funds for Mass Transit Brooklyn, NY—Assembly Member Joan Millman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan today that will allow New York City to create residential permit parking. Residential permit parking would reduce traffic congestion, improve quality of life and create a sustainable funding stream for mass transit in New York City.
400 constituents from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined State Senator Daniel Squadron on Sunday at his first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention, helping Senator Squadron take a vital step toward a more open, transparent and accessible state government.
More than 20 Discussion Groups Elicit Input, Ideas and Priorities from Senator Squadron's Constituents New York, NY--400 constituents from Brooklyn and Manhattan joined State Senator Daniel Squadron on Sunday at his first-ever 25th Senate District Community Convention, helping Senator Squadron take a vital step toward a more open, transparent and accessible state government.
State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Chinatown community leaders to advocate for a red light camera at the corner of Bowery and Canal Streets, where more than 40 pedestrians have been injured and two have been killed since 1995. He also released a "danger spot" list of three more places in the 25th Senate District where community residents have highlighted pedestrian safety concerns and asked that the Department of Transportation place red light cameras there as well.