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CityParks Kids: Sweet Potato Pie & Such

Sweet Potato Pie & Such - Storytelling Multicultural storytelling with interactive call and response music, and an educational aspect.

July 17, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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July 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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NY Laughs Laughter in the Park 2009

Laughter in the Park is New York's only free outdoor comedy series. Every week, we present two hours of comedy at one of six different city parks.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that wants to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. We seek to elevate the comic arts and provide laughter for free to New Yorkers on a consistent basis by producing free live comedy shows in New York City's public spaces; from its parks and streets to its subways. We want to make New York a better place through laughter!

July 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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July 15, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Sunset Jam on the Hudson

Improvise on African, Latin, and Caribbean rhythms in a drumming circle led by master drummers. Instruments provided, or bring your own.

July 17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Greenmarkets

Federal Plaza GreenmarketFriday, July 17th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Broadway and Thomas St

City Hall GreenmarketFriday, July 17th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Broadway & Chambers

Staten Island Ferry Terminal GreenmarketFriday, July 17th, 2009, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Inside Terminal Building

July 17, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Lafayette St. GreenmarketThursday, July 16th, 2009, 8:00 am- 4:00 pmLafayette and Spring St

Williamsburg GreenmarketThursday, July 16th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pmHavemeyer St and Broadway

Bowling Green GreenmarketThursday, July 16th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Broadway and Battery Place

Zuccotti Park GreenmarketThursday, July 16th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Cedar St between Broadway and Church

July 16, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

City Hall GreenmarketTuesday, July 14th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Broadway & Chambers

Bowling Green GreenmarketTuesday, July 14th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Broadway and Battery Place

Zuccotti Park GreenmarketTuesday, July 14th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Cedar St between Broadway and Church

Borough Hall GreenmarketTuesday, July 14th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Court St and Remsen St

July 14, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Cobble Hill Concert Series: Luisto Ayala Trio

This trio is one of the greats of salsa music. Their excitement and flair and salsa sound will stay with you long after the concert.

July 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Squadron Passes Lower Manhattan Commercial Incentives Bill

In First Session Following Resolution of the Senate Stalemate, Senate Passes Bill to Promote Downtown Growth and Recovery

Albany, NY--In its first session following resolution of a month-long stalemate, the New York State Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron that will extend commercial tax incentives for businesses in Lower Manhattan. Senator Squadron's bill is a vital component of the recovery of Lower Manhattan as a commercial capital of the world.  The bill was sponsored by Speaker Sheldon Silver in the State Assembly and passed under his leadership in June.

July 10, 2009
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Senators Squadron, Schneiderman and Others Propose Bipartisan Agreement to End Senate Stalemate

Albany, NY—State Senators Daniel Squadron, Eric Schneiderman, Liz Krueger,  Eric Adams, Neil Breslin, Suzi Oppenheimer, and Kevin Parker proposed an agreement today to allow the Senate to end the stalemate and return to business.

Like other proposals under discussion, the proposal shares the power and resources of the Senate between the two conferences and creates a bi-partisan mechanism for bringing bills to the floor for consideration.

July 8, 2009
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Senator Squadron To Host Conference Call With Constituents Tonight to Discuss Senate Stalemate

Call is Open to Public—All 25th Senate District Residents Invited New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron invited constituents today to join him on a conference call to discuss the ongoing stalemate in the New York State Senate.  The call is scheduled for 6:00 this evening. Senator Squadron had previously posted a letter to his constituents about the situation in Albany on his web site at http://www.nysenate.gov/report/update-senator-squadron.   

July 6, 2009
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Residential Permit Parking Is Coming

Feature article in The Grand Street News

Senator Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side

State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan last month to allow New York City to create residential permit parking. The bill encourages the City to implement a parking permit system on residential streets, with fees from permits specifically designated to fund public transit.

July 2, 2009
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Senator Squadron Honors 43 Local Students With First Annual “SAGE” Award

Students Awarded for Service and Government Engagement (SAGE)

Senator: “Now more than ever, we must recognize service and engagement by young people”

New York, NY—State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that 43 graduates of 34 schools in the 25th Senate District have won the first annual Service and Government Engagement (SAGE) Award, a distinction for students who have dedicated themselves not just to academic work but to community participation outside the classroom as well.

July 1, 2009
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The First-Ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office

This summer, I launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Mobile District Office! Even though everyone is welcome to visit my offices in Borough Hall and Lower Manhattan, I want to bring my services to you--at street fairs, greenmarkets, and sometimes just on the street. Please look for my staff and me at neighborhood events and festivals, and please approach us with your questions and comments about state government, about bills and legislation, or just about neighborhood issues that you want to bring to my attention. 

June 30, 2009
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A Note to New York City Public School Parents

Dear Parent:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the renewal of mayoral control of public schools.  It is one of the most important issues the state legislature must address this session, and I wanted to tell you my thinking on the issue.

June 30, 2009
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A Letter to My Community Regarding the Proposed Rezoning of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront Area

June 25, 2009

 

Dear Community Member:

As you may know, I do not just represent this neighborhood in the State Senate; I live here too. As a resident and a representative, I continue to support a comprehensive, contextual rezoning of the entire community, from the Gowanus Canal to the water. A rezoning is a vital component of a broader strategy to preserve the unique nature of the community and protect its character from irresponsible, non-contextual development.

June 25, 2009
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