NEW YORK , NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Diane Savino, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, and Councilman Domenic Recchia announced a $21 million funding commitment for critical structural repairs at the Luna Park Housing Corporation, a 48-year-old City-administered Mitchell-Lama development in Coney Island . As a condition for receiving these much-needed funds, Luna Park ’s co-op board has agreed to maintain the development’s affordability and remain in the Mitchell-Lama program for at least 20 years. This will ensu
Senator Savino Joins Democratic Colleagues, Actor Mark Ruffalo, Residents & Advocates to Urge Moratorium on Gas Drilling Which Could Pollute NYC’s Drinking Water (New York, NY) Gas drilling in New York could contaminate the drinking water of more than 12 million NYC-area residents. Putting public safety over the interests of gas companies, the Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation mandating a temporary moratorium on gas drilling (“hydro-fracking”) to ensure adequate time to research safety measures and regulations. The Senate, on August 3, 2010, overwhelmingly passed S8129B/Thompson by a vote of 48-9.