Liz Krueger's Testimony

Testimony of Before the State Liquor Authority Regarding the Embassy Bar on November 16, 2005

My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator representing the 26th Senate District which includes the East Side of Manhattan and parts of Midtown.  I am here to express my opposition to Ohmsayin Inc.’s application for an on-premises liquor license for Embassy at 862 Second Avenue.  Mr. Jonathan Hoo, Embassy’s owner, has proposed a bar located within 500 feet of several licensed establishments and its opening will negatively affect the community’s public interest.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The City Council Committee On Governmental Operations Oversight Regarding The September 13th Primary Election And The Current Status Of Hava Compliance On Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Good morning.  My name is Liz Krueger, and I represent the 26th Senatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I am here this morning to address New York City’s compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which requires that every state modernize its voting systems.  New Yorkers have a right to the most reliable, secure, and auditable voting system currently available.  There are presently two types of voting machines being considered to replace our aging lever machines.  The first

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Capital Asset Realignment For Enhanced Services (Cares) Local Advisory Plan Regarding PriceWaterHouseCoopers Options for Manhattan And Brooklyn VA Medical Centers On September 19, 2005

Good afternoon. I would like to thank Dr. Van Dun and members of the Local Advisory Panel for facilitating the presentation to the public of options developed byPriceWaterhouseCoopers for CARES and for holding this public meeting.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Liberty Development Corporation Regarding The Goldman Sachs Liberty Bond Application on September 7, 2005

Good evening.  My name is Liz Krueger, and I represent the 26th State Senatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side in Manhattan.  I recognize the importance of moving forward with the rebuilding process in Lower Manhattan, as well as the vital role that Goldman Sachs should play in that rebuilding.  However, I am concerned that the State does not always carefully evaluate the economic value of incentive packages such as this, and will therefore use this testimony to raise some concerns I h

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York State Division Of Housing & Community Renewal Regarding Proposed Amendement Changes Of Parts 2521.1 on August 9, 2005

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan.  I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the proposed amendment changes in §2521.2 to conform the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) with Chapter 82 changes of the Rent Stabilization Laws of 2003.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases on June 16, 2005

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes Manhattan’s East Side and parts of Midtown.  I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the range of proposed rent increases for rent stabilized tenants- anywhere from 2 to 4.5% for one-year leases and 4 to 7% for two year leases.  Even if the rent increases ultimately approved are at the low end of the proposed ranges, I have many serious concerns about what this decision would mean for the more than two million lo

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the City Council Committee on Economic Development Regarding Regulation of Corporate Subsidies on May 3rd, 2005

Good morning. My name is Liz Krueger, and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth Senatorial District, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side. I would like to thank the Economic Development Committee for affording me the opportunity to speak at today’s proceeding.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Capital Asset Realignment For Enhanced Services Local Advisory Plan Regarding VA Hospitals In Brooklyn And Manhattan on May 3, 2005

Good morning, I regret that I am unable to appear in person; however the State Senate is in session and I must be Albany. I thank John Donnellan, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs, New York Harbor Healthcare System for agreeing to have my staff person, Susan Chamlin present my testimony.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the F.T.A. and M.T.A. Regarding the Proposed Utility Facility on East 50th Street on February 10, 2005

I am state Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate district, which covers the East Side of Manhattan and Midtown.  I am here tonight to highlight my concerns regarding the proposed building on East 50th Street and to urge the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to fully consider these concerns when determining whether the proposed facility on East 50thStreet poses a significant impact to the community and should be subject to further environmental and public review.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the New York City Council Regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan on February 1st, 2005

Good Morning. My name is Liz Krueger, and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth senatorial district, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side. I would like to thank the City Council for hosting this public hearing.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Submitted to the New York State Public Service Commission Regarding Proposed Con Edison Electricity Rates and Regulations on January 18th, 2005

On December 14th, 2004, the New York State Public Service Commission (“PSC”) solicited comments regarding proposed electricity delivery rates for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (“Con Edison,” “Con Ed”) (case 04-E-0572). After reviewing the joint proposal (“JP”), I urge the PSC to reject it entirely because the JP fails to meet the statutory requirement of negotiated settlements codified in section 3.9 in volume 16 of the New York Code Rules and Regulations (16 NYCRR § 3.9) and adequately balance the interests of ratepayers and Con Edison.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Regarding Proposed Changes to New York City Transit’s Rules of Conduct on January 4, 2005

The M.T.A.’s proposal to ban the use of still and video photography of subways and buses is particularly disturbing and represents an unnecessary as well as an ineffective tool to protect the system and riders from terrorist threat.  People engage in photography of the subways and buses for a number of reasons.  Some may be documenting unacceptable conditions in need of remedy, others may be documenting their experiences as a first time tourist exploring one of the world’s largest subway networks.  While none of these reasons should automatically nullify the M.T.A.’s prop

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Testimony Before the Department of Sanitation Regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan on December 20th, 2004

Good evening.  My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth senatorial district, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side. I would like to thank the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for hosting this public hearing and allowing me to speak.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Regarding the Proposed Fare Increases and the Closure of Token Booths on November 4th, 2004

My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for the 26th Senate District representing the East Side of Manhattan and Midtown.  I am here today to state my grave concerns regarding the MTA’s recent proposals to close 164 token booths and increase the cost of metrocards for weekly and monthly riders.  While these cuts are indeed unconscionable, they are also the inevitable consequence of a failed, decades long approach of under funding public transportation and balancing the MTA’s budget on the backs of working New

July 12, 2010
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Testimony the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding 823 Park Avenue on October 26th, 2004

Good afternoon.  My name is Liz Krueger, and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth Senatorial District, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side.  I would like to thank the Landmarks Preservation Commission for affording me the opportunity to speak at today’s proceeding.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York City Planning Commission Regarding The “Hudson Yards” Plan on September 24th, 2004

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan.  I am grateful to the City Planning Commission for the opportunity to testify today.

 

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Testimony Before the Department of Sanitation Regarding the Draft Scoping Document for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan on June 28th, 2004

Good evening.  My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth senatorial district, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side. I would like to thank the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for hosting this public hearing and allowing me to speak.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Submitted to The Assembly Standing Committee On Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Regarding the West Side Stadium Proposal on June 21st, 2004

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan.  I am grateful to Assemblymembers Richard Brodsky, Scott Stringer, and Joseph D. Morelle for holding this hearing today.  There has been an alarming lack of public discussion regarding redevelopment of the Far West Side, and considering that aspects of this project are designed to evade oversight, this hearing is timely and important.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York City Rent Guidelines Board Regarding Proposed Rent Increases on June 15, 2004

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan.  I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the range of proposed rent increases for rent stabilized tenants- anywhere from 3 to 5.5% for one-year leases and 5.5 to 7.5% for two year leases.  Even if the rent increases ultimately approved are at the low end of the proposed ranges, I have many serious concerns about what this decision would mean f

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the Department of Public Service Regarding a Renewable Portfolio Standard on June 14th, 2004

Good morning.  My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for New York’s twenty-sixth senatorial district, one primarily comprising parts of Manhattan’s Midtown and East Side.  I appreciate the opportunity to testify at this public forum on renewable energy standards.

 

July 12, 2010
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