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Statement on Appeals Board Decision in the Nigel Warren Short-Term Rental Case

The following statement is attributable to State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan):

"The New York City ECB Appeals Board decision overturning fines levied against Airbnb host Nigel Warren's landlord is little more than the exception that proves the rule. The Appeals Board dismissed the fines because Mr. Warren's roommate, who was a permanent resident of the apartment, was present in the apartment during an Airbnb customer's stay. Situations like this one, where a permanent tenant remains living in a part of the home, were never the focus of the New York law against illegal hotels.

October 1, 2013
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The Verge: One Ruling Doesn't Make Airbnb Sublets Legal

Tech news site The Verge reported on the Airbnb-backed appeal that overturned fines in one illegal short-term rental case, and quoted Liz, putting the decision into perspective.

October 1, 2013
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The New York Times: Tenant's Fine for Renting to Tourist Overturned

Sen. Krueger was quoted in this New York Times piece, explaining that short-term rentals in multi-family residential buildings remain illegal, despite a small legal victory for Airbnb in an isolated, cherry-picked case.

October 1, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Seventh Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Seventh Annual Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. New, updated Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

October 17, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: September 2013

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for September is available here! View this month's edition on this page, or download it as a PDF.

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Community Bulletin - September 2013

September 13, 2013
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Maloney, Krueger, and Lappin Call on Army Corps of Engineers to Revoke Permit for E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station Due to Serious Flood Risks

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Council Member Jessica Lappin joined community advocates and concerned residents today near the site of the proposed 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) to highlight the serious flood risks that the MTS would pose to the community and to urge the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke a permit for construction.

August 30, 2013
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RSVP: What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform, October 8

Please enter your name and contact information on this page to RSVP for our October 8 forum on the federal healthcare reform law and New York's new affordable health insurance exchange, New York State of Health!

August 27, 2013
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New York State of Health: What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform

Join us for a forum on what the new federal health care law means for New Yorkers. Starting January 1, 2014, New York will run a health plan marketplace, called New York State of Health. Individuals, families, and small business owners will be able to enroll in new, affordable health insurance plans through the marketplace. This system will bring a tremendous number of uninsured New Yorkers onto the insurance rolls.

Find out if you're eligible, how and when to apply, what benefits and plan options are available, details on financial aid to help pay qualified New Yorkers' insurance premiums, and details on tax credits for small businesses. Counselors will be on site to make an appointment to help you enroll.

Please join us Tuesday, October 8th, to find out more! Click here to RSVP.

October 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Testimony to City Planning on Mayor Bloomberg's East Midtown Rezoning Proposal

On August 7, Sen. Krueger testified before the City Planning Commission, registering her concerns regarding the Mayor’s proposed rezoning of 73 blocks of East Midtown. In Sen. Krueger's view, Mayor Bloomberg's overly-rushed plan fails to properly address major concerns and doesn’t achieve its own goal stated goal – securing East Midtown’s future as a premier business district.

August 8, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: July 2013

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for July is available here! View this month's edition on this page, or download it as a PDF.

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Community Bulletin - July 2013

July 9, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony on the First Avenue Estates' Landmark Application

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for its June 11 public hearing considering the First Avenue Estates.

July 1, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony in Support of Landmarking the Former Tammany Hall

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for its June 25 public hearing on landmarking the former Tammany Hall building on Union Square East.

July 1, 2013
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New York Times: Luxe Builders Chase Dreams of Property Tax Exemptions

Sen. Krueger spoke with New York Times columnist Michael Powell for this piece on abuses in the 421-a tax credit program:

State Senator Liz Krueger watches such unneeded tax subsidies — for energy, insurance, tobacco and luxury development — slip like barges down a darkened canal. She notes that the housing bill “was held hostage so a few well-connected developers could rob taxpayers to the tune of millions.”

June 27, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Condemns 2 A.M. Passage of Special Liquor Law Carve-Out for 583 Park Avenue, Rose Group Catering Hall; Calls for Governor to Veto

Sen. Krueger condemned the Senate's passage -- at 2 a.m. last Saturday -- of legislation that would create a special exemption from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Law for the Rose Group's full-time commercial catering hall at 583 Park Avenue, Manhattan (S. 5823 / A. 7992). Under the provisions of the ABC Law, the catering hall is ineligible for a full liquor license because it is located within 200 feet of an operating house of worship, the Central Presbyterian Church.

June 25, 2013
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Sen. Krueger on Brian Lehrer: End-of-Session, Women’s Equality, and Campaign Finance Reform

Sen. Krueger called in to the Brian Lehrer show this morning to discuss the end of the legislative session and the high-priority legislation that's currently blocked by the Republican-IDC "coalition" in the Senate.

June 13, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: June 2013

Sen. Krueger's community bulletin for June is available here! You can download it as a PDF, or view it directly from this page.

Community Bulletin - June 2013

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Community Bulletin - June 2013

June 11, 2013
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Video: Sen. Krueger on CUNY TV's "One to One"

Sen. Krueger joined Newsday's Sheryl McCarthy to discuss Albany, ethics, and this year's high-priority legislation on CUNY TV's "One to One."

June 11, 2013
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Testimony to DHCR on Proposed Rent Regulation Amendments

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the state Division of Homes & Community Renewal (DHCR) hearing on proposed changes to the rules governing rent regulation. The proposed changes largely represent a major step forward for protecting tenants -- read Sen. Krueger's full testimony below to learn how.

June 10, 2013
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Video: "There Are No Excuses" for Failure to Vote on Gov. Cuomo's Women's Equality Act

Sen. Krueger joined colleagues from both houses to demand a vote on Gov. Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act at a large rally held at the state capitol by the Women's Equality Coalition.

June 10, 2013
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Skift: Airbnb Gears Up for Big Legal and Legislative Battles in New York

Liz spoke to travel news source Skift about Airbnb the 2011 law she passed to help the city protect New York residents and tourists from illegal hotel operations.

June 6, 2013
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