Golden: Twenty Three Local School Yards To Open

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, over twenty three local Brooklyn public schools are part of the five borough plan to identify, improve and open school yards, a plan that will provide newrecreational opportunities within the community for thousands of Brooklyn students along with their families and friends.The schools include:P.S. 207, P.S. 215, P.S. 238, P.S. 95, P.S. 163, P.S. 112, P.S. 247, I.S. 227, P.S. 101, I.S. 228,P.S. 97, I.S. 187, P.S. 104, P.S.

September 2, 2007

Golden Statement On Sentencing Of John Couey To Death

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), who sponsored Jessica’s Law in New York State, a former New York City Police Officer, issued the following statement today:"Justice was served today when a Florida jury recommended that a convicted sex offender, John Evander Couey, be executed for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 9-year old Jessica Lunsford.My heart goes out once again to Jessica’s father, Mark, who I’ve met with several times over the years as he advocated for stronger laws in New York State for sexual predators like that of the monster who t

August 24, 2007

Senator Golden Plans September 11th Memorial Events In Bay Ridge And Marine Park To Mark 6th Anniversary

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing his plans to host two September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 6th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2007.

Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, by the Field House at Fillmore Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial will feature prayers, a moment of silence, song and inspirational speeches.Senator Golden will also host a memorial event at 8:00 p.m. on the 69th Street Pier at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road.

August 23, 2007

Statement By Senator Marty Golden On Deutsche Bank Building Fire

"As we mourn the loss of two of New York's bravest, the citizens of New York deserve answers from Governor Spitzer and LMDC Chair Avi Schick. The bottom line is that the Deutsche Bank building and this deconstruction project are LMDC responsibilities, and it is both unfortunate and outrageous that more wasn't done to ensure the safety of this work site and the people on it. The more we learn about the safety hazards present throughout this work site, the more it becomes clear that it was a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off.

August 22, 2007

Senator Golden Announces Train Noise And Lights No Longer Disturbing Residents

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that train noise and lights, of the B train subway cars staged on East 15th Street between Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue Z, will no longer disturb Brooklyn residents. Senator Marty Golden received numerous complaints from local residents in regard to the overnight and weekend staging of these trains at this location.

August 17, 2007
August 15, 2007

Golden Tours Tornado Ravaged Streets With F.e.m.a.

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today walked the streets of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Emergency Management, and the State Office of Emergency Management, as part of the assessment of the community’s request for federal aid funds.Senator Golden stated, "The Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies witnessed first hand the damaged caused by the F-2 tornado last Wednesday here in Brooklyn.

August 13, 2007

Golden: Red Tagged Homes Need To File For Buildings Permit To Begin Rebuilding

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), after meeting with homeowners on Bay Ridge blocks hit hardest by the tornado earlier this week, is advising them that as ordered by the City of New York, new building permits must be filed beginning Monday before any renovation work can begin at the homes currently red tagged, those hardest hit and structurally unsound.

August 11, 2007
August 9, 2007

Senator Marty Golden Calls On Governor Spitzer To Declare State Of Disaster In Storm Ravaged NYC

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is calling on Governor Eliot Spitzer to immediately issue a disaster declaration for parts of southwest Brooklyn and other communities in New York City in response to the tornado and flash flooding that ripped through the area. "In response to today’s devastating storms, I am calling on Governor Spitzer to declare parts of southwest Brooklyn a disaster area," said Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn). "I have witnessed the significant damage caused by the winds and flash flooding which requires a rapid and coordinated response.

August 8, 2007

Senator Golden Statement On Dreier-offerman Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today spoke at a press conference this morning with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to announce a $40 million commitment and renovation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park. Senator Golden’s remarks are below.

"Good Morning. Thank you Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel, and others gathered here today as we begin the transformation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park into a field of dreams.Mr.

August 1, 2007

Statement By Senator Golden On New Zoning Law To Protect The Dyker Heights Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today issued the following statement on the new zoning laws governing Dyker Heights:

"The City Council’s approval of the new zoning regulations for Dyker Heights will protect the character, the integrity and beauty of Dyker Heights.

July 26, 2007

Senator Golden: Parks Dept. To Increase Enforcement To Address Concerns Of Barbecuing In Local Parks

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today is announcing that the New York City Parks Department will be increasing area patrols in local parks, responding to complaints received through his office related the presence of barbecuing and litter. The New York City Police Department has also been asked to increase patrol in and around local parks and playgrounds.

Senator Golden’s office received complaints about people illegally barbecuing in Owl’s Head Park, Bay 8th Street Park and in the parks along Shore Road including 79th Street.

July 24, 2007

Golden Honors Civil Servants For Service

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) last week honored five outstanding New Yorkers who have served our City and our community well through their employment, going above and beyond the call of duty, at a ceremony held at the Bay Ridge Manor.

July 23, 2007

Shirley Alston Reeves To Star At Summer Concert Tuesday

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that the summer concert series continues in local parks throughout the months of July and August, with a very special performance at 79th Street and Shore Road on Tuesday, July 24th, of Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of the SHIRELLES at 7:00 p.m. The event is free of charge.Ms. Reeves will be performing, among others, her hit songs: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’, "Soldier Boy", "Baby It’s You", "Mama Said", and many more.

July 18, 2007

Fossella, Golden And Oddo Urge Special Session Of The Assembly To Pass Capital Punishment Bill

[Brooklyn, NY] – Three Brooklyn lawmakers today called on the New York State Assembly to convene a special session to consider legislation restoring the death penalty in New York State.The call for action comes from Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), State Senator Marty Golden and City Council Minority Leader James Oddo just days after the cold-blooded shooting of two NYPD officers during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn.

July 12, 2007

Golden To Host Special Harry Potter Book Release Event

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced a special block party in honor of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at a press conference held at The Bookmark Shoppe located at 8415 Third Avenue in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden was joined by area merchants, event sponsors and costumed fans at the announcement. The Harry Potter Midnight Bash is scheduled for July 20th. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m.

July 5, 2007

Golden Critical Of Parks Service Selection Of New Ferry Service Provider For Tours

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is criticizing the decision of the National Parks Service that selected the California based Hornblower to operate ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.Senator Golden stated, "The federal government’s decision to select California based Hornblower and at the same removing a local, New York based company, to operate one of the most famous of New York’s attractions is a mistake.

June 29, 2007

Senate Calls On Assembly To Act On Legislation To Include "huffing" In The Charge Of Driving While Intoxicated

Brooklyn- Members of the New York State Majority Conference including Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the State Assembly to immediately join the Senate in passing legislation (S.391), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-I-C, Olean), to expand the definition of a drug to include glue sniffing or aerosol inhalation within the grounds for drug-impaired driving.The urgent call comes in response to a State Court of Appeals ruling that asserted New York lawmakers must tackle the problem of inhaling, or "huffing" glue or aerosols when it comes to cases inv

June 28, 2007