New York City Emergency Management has issued a weather alert for dangerous cold temperatures for tonight, followed by a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain Saturday, 2/21 through Sunday 2/22. Low temperatures tonight are forecast around 10 degrees and wind chills near 5 degrees. Saturday wind chills between 0 and 10 degrees can be expected. Light snow will begin late Saturday morning and continue throughout the day, becoming heavier between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Snow will transition to sleet and freezing rain Saturday evening into Sunday morning. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution during the period of extreme cold weather, and be prepared for slippery conditions, as freezing rain could cause icy conditions Sunday.
In response to a court ruling that localities in New York are prohibited from enacting rules restricting the residency of sex offenders, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Martin Golden (R, C, I-Brooklyn) called for the passage of their legislation (A.547/S.2269), which would prohibit all level one, two and three sex offenders in New York State from residing within 1,000 feet of a school.
On February 17th, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down a Nassau County regulation banning sex offenders from residing within 1,000 feet of a school, ruling that state law on sex offenders supersedes all local regulations. The Court’s decision puts over 100 local laws at risk.
There will be a fireworks display tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17, at 8:00 PM on the Hudson River off Pier 84 (West 44th Street) in Manhattan. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks display will take place on Wednesday, February 18.
From 11:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, February 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, service is suspended from 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. As an alternate, take the N.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting a Sandy Recovery Information Session on Saturday, February 14th,
1:00pm – 4:00pm at the AOH Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.
This information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with NYC Build it Back, the Neighborhood Housing Services Foreclosure Intervention, as well as information available regarding flood & homeowner insurance, low-interest home repair loans and grants.
Notification issued 2/12/15 at 3:00 PM. The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday, February 13th and Saturday February 14th to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.
Michael Strasburg, representing Senator Martin Golden, presenting Certificate of Achievement to John Colberg, Jr. for being recognized as the Honoree at the International Brotherhood Tea Ceremony at P.S./I.S. 104 in Bay Ridge for being an Outstanding Member of the Community.
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that regular garbage, organics, and recycling collection will take place on Lincoln’s Birthday, Thursday, February 12, 2015. In addition administrative offices will also be open on Thursday, February 12.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that longtime Third Avenue Merchant and community activist, Arlene Rutuelo, has joined his staff and will serve as Executive Assistant.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am so proud to welcome Arlene, her enthusiasm, and love of our community to my staff. Arlene has long been an outstanding local leader who has made a difference in our neighborhood at so many levels. I am confident that she will be a stellar addition to my staff and I look forward to working with her.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has introduced legislation, S. 3239, designed to improve public safety by increasing penalties for those who fail to obtain proper permits or certificates, prior to altering a multiple dwelling. Additionally, this legislation will create penalties for individuals that allow an altered building to be inhabited.
ALBANY, New York – Family caregivers are too often left unprepared to provide proper care before taking their loved ones home from the hospital. State Senator Martin Golden cast a key vote this week to advance legislation ensuring caregivers are offered instruction in any post-discharge tasks their older parents, spouses or other loved ones will need at home, fostering better care and potentially avoiding costly hospital re-admissions.
Senator Golden and his colleagues on the Senate Health Committee unanimously advanced the CARE Act (S.676-Hannon) this week for consideration by the full Senate.
The New York City Department of Transportation announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Wednesday, February 4th through Saturday, February 7th to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10 p.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential of a snow event. Calling a snow alert allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed.
As the Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, was am glad to have spoken at the Public Employees Conference in Albany this morning to those representing the labor workforce throughout New York State
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce gang violence and protect communities throughout the state. The New York State Criminal Street Gang Act (S1701), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would prosecute and prevent criminal gang activity by creating tough new penalties for gang-related crimes, as well as develop gang prevention programs for schools, at-risk youth, and prison inmates.
The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning Tues., Feb. 3 at 11:59 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wed., Feb 4 for necessary maintenance.
Detour signs will be in place. Motorists who normally use the bridge during this time must use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge instead. Crews will be performing maintenance work and multiple test lifts during this time.
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will resume limited collection throughout the city starting tonight at 7 p.m. Due to prior Monday holidays and suspensions due to snow operations, DSNY crews will be focusing on collecting recycling in areas scheduled for Monday recycling service.
Residents whose Monday recycling wasn’t collected earlier because of the snowstorms and holidays should place their material out at the curbside. Residents are asked to place their material out in a cleared area, if possible, to help Sanitation Workers gain access to the cans and bags.