Liz Krueger's Testimony

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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Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development Regarding Reporting Requirements For Corporate Subsidy Agreements on June 9, 2004

Good afternoon, I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26thSenatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I appreciate the opportunity to testify today regarding Intro 373, which would establish new reporting requirements for the Economic Development Corporation, and allow for better oversight of the effectiveness of corporate subsidies in creating and retaining jobs in New York City.  I strongly support this legislation, and have been pursuing similar efforts at the state level, where I have introduced S.5921, the Corporate Accountability fo

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the City Planning Commission Regarding the Ladies’ Mile Rezoning on May 25, 2004

Good morning, I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26thSenatorial District, which includes the northern portion of the Ladies Mile Historic District. I would like to thank the City Planning Commission for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Wilbraham, 1 West 30th Street on May 18th, 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 Midtown and Manhattan’s 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 At a 500 Foot Hearing Before the State Liquor Authority (SLA) Regarding the Liquor License Establishment Formerly Known as the Cheetah Club on March 2, 2004

Good morning, I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26thSenatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I want to thank the SLA for allowing me the opportunity to make a statement today regarding the 500 Foot Rule with relation to the establishment formerly known as the Cheetah Club. Based on the record in this case, I urge the SLA to reject this liquor license application.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Proposed Murray Hill Historic District Extensions on March 2, 2004

I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  Because of its architectural heritage and rich social history, Murray Hill is truly one the gems of my district and the City.  The Murray Hill community has a long tradition of activism around issues of preservation that culminated in the designation of the Murray Hill Historic District in January, 2002.  The extension of the District is a logical step in comprehens

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Assembly Committees On Codes And Transportation Regarding Efforts To Prevent Deaths Caused By Reckless Or Negligent Drivers on February 26, 2004

Good morning.  My name is Liz Krueger, and I am the State Senator for the 26th District, which includes the East Side and Midtown of Manhattan.  I am here to testify in support of A7311, which would establish penalties for driving while impaired by fatigue.  Such legislation will help address the dangers presented by drivers who endanger other motorists and pedestrians by driving while impaired.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Regarding Bank of America’s Proposed $42 Million Benefits Package on February 5, 2004

Good morning, I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26thSenatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I want to thank the IDA for allowing me the opportunity to make a statement regarding concerns that I have with the proposed One Bryant Park Land Use Improvement Project and Bank of America’s (BoA) proposed $42 million benefits package.  While the project offers several valuable amenities and sets a standard for the development of “Green” buildings, it also raises serious question

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Regarding Proposed Service Cuts on Manhattan Bus Lines on January 26, 2004

My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator representing the 26thdistrict which includes the East Side and Midtown.  I am here today to protest the decreases in service to several bus lines in my district and urge the board to delay a vote on these important changes until affected community boards and community groups have time to adequately review these cuts.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Regarding the Preliminary Standard Adjustment Factor for the 2004/2005 Maximum Base Rent Cycle on January 6, 2004

I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senatorial District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown areas of Manhattan.  I want to thank you for providing me the opportunity to testify on the proposed Standard Adjustment Factor (SAF) for the 2004/2005 MBR cycle.

 

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Submitted to The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) Regarding the Proposed One Bryant Park Land Use Improvement Project on December 22, 2003

I am grateful to the Empire State Development Corporation for the opportunity to submit a statement raising concerns I have with the proposed One Bryant Park Land Use Improvement Project.  While the project offers several valuable amenities and sets a standard for the development of “Green” buildings, it also raises serious questions regarding the use of eminent domain, corporate subsidies, and New York’s overall strategy for economic development.  I have several additional concerns regarding the project’s environment impacts on the surrounding area, and am disappoi

July 12, 2010
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Testimony before the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) Regarding the Proposed One Bryant Park Land Use Improvement Project on November 20, 2003

Good afternoon, I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26thSenatorial District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I want to thank the ESDC for allowing me the opportunity to make a statement regarding a number of concerns that I have with the proposed One Bryant Park Land Use Improvement Project.  This project puts several issues into the limelight, such as eminent domain proceedings, corporate subsidies and New York City’s record high commercial vacancy rates.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the New York City Transit Riders Council on November 12, 2003

            I am state Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I am here today to request that the MTA end its plans to replace regular buses with articulated buses on the M15 line, which runs on First and Second Avenue in my district.  The introduction of articulated buses constitutes a reduction in service to the thousands of riders traveling on the busiest bus line in Manhattan by creating longer lag times between buses and increased boarding times. &nbs

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The Assembly Standing Committees On Veterans’ Affairs And Health Regarding The VA Hospital In Manhattan on November 6, 2003

Good morning.  I am State Senator Liz Krueger.  I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes Midtown, East Midtown, and the Upper East Side.  I am testifying today in opposition to the proposal for substantial service reductions at the Veterans’ Administration (VA) Hospital in Manhattan.  The CARES Commission has recommended the study of transferring all acute care from Manhattan to the Brooklyn VA Hospital in Bay Ridge, and moving a substantial part of outpatient services to other facilities in the

July 12, 2010
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Testimony The New York City Council Committee On Consumer Affairs Regarding New York Street Vendors on October 9, 2003

Good morning.  I am State Senator Liz Krueger.  I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes Midtown, East Midtown, and the Upper East Side.  As the representative of several major commercial areas, I am very aware of the many issues related to vendors operating in New York City.  It is essential that New York State and New York City work together to develop a balanced approach to vendors that both protects vendors and their customers while ensuring that that vendors do not negatively impact the heal

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the MTA Regarding Service Cuts on the M15 Bus Route on September 15, 2003

I am State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes Midtown and the East Side of Manhattan.  I am here today to express my opposition to the proposed reduction in the frequency of service on the M15 line, which runs along First and Second Avenues in my district.  It is clear that this reduction is related to the introduction of articulated buses on this line.

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before The New York State Board Of Elections Regarding Implementation Of The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) on July 10, 2003

Good morning, I am State Senator Liz Krueger, representing the 26thSenatorial District in Manhattan.  I am here today to address a number of concerns I have regarding the Draft State Implementation Plan for the Help America Vote Act. My primary concern with the draft plan is that it is unnecessarily vague.  This is particularly troubling because it limits the ability of the public to participate in a meaningful way in the decisionmaking process, and instead leaves most of the key decisions regarding HAVA implementation to the discretion of

July 12, 2010
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Testimony Before the New York State Public Service Commission Regarding the Supplemental Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Con Edison Waterside Site on June 19, 2003

My name is Liz Krueger and I am the State Senator for the district in which the Con Edison Waterside site is situated.  The residents of this neighborhood are faced with a potential development that is unprecedented in its magnitude and range of possible impacts on the community.  As I emphasized in my testimony last September, it is imperative that you take the legitimate concerns of my constituents into account when evaluating the sale of this land. 

July 12, 2010
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