Thomas K. Duane's Photos

Senator Duane Celebrates the Opening of Piers 62 and 63 in Hudson River Park

On Monday morning, Senator Duane joined New York Governor David Paterson, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Lieber, Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman and Trust Chairperson Diana Taylor to formally open Piers 62 and 63 in the Chelsea section of Hudson River Park.

May 17, 2010
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Senator Duane and Assembly Member Rosenthal Sponsor Maple in Manhattan Day

On April 16, I joined New York State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal in sponsoringMaple in Manhattan Day at P.S. 87 at West 78th Street.  The event featured a presentation by the Vernon-Verona-Sherill High School Future Farmers of America (V.V.S. FFA) of its mobile maple exhibit to 2nd through 5th graders from P.S. 9 and P.S. 87.

April 20, 2010
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Senator Duane Hosts a "Save St. Vincent's Hospital" Day of Visibility

On Sunday, February 21st, Senator Duane hosted a "Save St. Vincent's Hospital Day of Visibility" at the McBurney YMCA on West 14th Street at which the Senator and his staff distributed more than 800 posters to be displayed in area businesses and residences.  In addition, those who came to the event signed more than 250 letters to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Commissioner Richard N. Daines urging them to do all that is within their power to ensure that St. Vincent's Hospital does not close.

February 22, 2010
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Praising the Agreement on the Final Re-zoning for Redevelopment of Hudson Yards

On Monday, December 21st, Senator Duane spoke at a press conference announcing the final re-zoning for redevelopment of the Hudson Yards area.  The agreement on the Western Rail Yard sets the stage for a combined 12 million square feet of mixed-use development, including 1,300 affordable housing units in the Hudson Yards area, and will create thousands of permanent and construction jobs. 

December 21, 2009
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Announcement of Frank McCourt High School

On October 6th, Senator Duane joined New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, other elected officials, community leaders and parents at a press conference announcing the creation of a small, selective, Upper West Side high school named in honor of Frank McCourt.  The new school, on Manhattan’s Brandeis campus at 145 West 84 Street, is slated to open to its first ninth grade class in September 2010.  The announcement marked the end of a year-long collaborative effort among the New York City

October 8, 2009
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Town Hall

New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane waves goodbye to a constituent following a Town Hall meeting at The Duke on 42nd Street September 1st in Manhattan. Senator Duane addressed a range of issues including the Senate stalemate, the road ahead for the Senate and discussed dozens of topics ranging from federal health care legislation to reform of the juvenile justice system to tenant reform.

September 3, 2009
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Senator Duane marches in the Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade

The annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade attracted millions of spectators and participants as the LGBT community celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

June 30, 2009
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Senator Duane Speaks at the Action = Marriage Equality Rally

State Senator Thomas K. Duane, the sponsor of the marriage equality program bill in the Senate, addressed a gathered crowd of thousands on Sunday at the Action = Marriage Equality rally sponsored by Broadway Impact, Human Rights Campaign, The Empire State Pride Agenda, Civil Rights Front, Marriage Equality New York and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

May 21, 2009
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Senator Duane Addresses the Health Care Association of New York State

On February 25th, 2009, Senator Duane addressed the Health Care Association of New York State at their annual Legislative Advocacy Day.  Senator Duane voiced his support for applying FMAP dollars towards home health services, saying, "We are in tough times, but sledgehammer cuts are a terrible idea. When it comes to FMAP dollars, my job will be to make sure that we get to keep those dollars where they need to be."

May 7, 2009
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Marriage Equality New York Tax Day Rally

Senator Duane visited with members and supporters of Marriage Equality NY as they held a rally on the steps of Farley Post Office in New York City on April 15th, Tax Day, to protest the LGBT community's denial of rights because of the lack of marriage equality in New York State.

The rally, co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Front and the Empire State Pride Agenda, called attention to the 1138 rights denied to members of the LGBT population by not allowing them to marry.

May 7, 2009
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Mobile Maple Van Comes to Manhattan

Gathered on Wednesday afternoon at PS191 on Manhattan's West Side were, from left, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D WF), New York State Maple Queen Katie Peck, 16, from Vernon Center in Oneida County, New York State Maple Princess Chelsea Green (15) from Vernon, NY, and State Senator Thomas K. Duane (D WF). 

The students were in town to promote the Mobile Maple Maple Exhibit through the Future Farmers of America program at Vernon-Verona-Sherill School.

April 14, 2009
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Addressing the First Meeting of Cooperators United for Mitchell-Lama

Senator Duane recently delivered the keynote address at the first formal meeting of Cooperators United for Mitchell-Lama (CU4ML), a group of resident shareholders of Mitchell-Lama/limited equity cooperatives who are committed to preserving quality limited-profit housing cooperatives, in perpetuity, both for themselves and for future generations of New Yorkers.

April 1, 2009
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Introducing Legislation Mandating Fare Equity for Paratransit Services

On March 8, Assembly Member Micah Kellner and Senator Duane were joined by New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and disability advocates as they announced legislation (A6489/S2933) that would prohibit local transit authorities, like MTA New York City Transit, from charging more for paratransit services, like Access-A-Ride, than the base rate for regular transit services that are often inaccessible to riders with disabilities.

April 1, 2009
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Introducing Legislation Mandating Fare Equity for Paratransit Services

On March 8, Assembly Member Micah Kellner and Senator Duane were joined by New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and disability advocates as they announced legislation (A6489/S2933) that would prohibit local transit authorities, like MTA New York City Transit, from charging more for paratransit services, like Access-A-Ride, than the base rate for regular transit services that are often inaccessible to riders with disabilities.

March 8, 2009
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