In March 2011, Senator Cathy Young, an upstate Republican Senator from Jamestown and Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing and Community Development, introduced a harmful and dangerous piece of legislation, S.4117-A , that would completely gut the landmark pro-tenant decisions in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P. and Independence Plaza North Tenants' Assn. v. Independence Plaza Assocs. L.P.
On Tuesday, March 22, the New York State Senate adopted a resolution State Senator Duane introduced commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire at 29 Washington Place in what is now New York University’s Brown Building.
On this episode of “Tom Duane in the Neighborhood,” Senator Duane discusses local journalism and community issues with reporters Diane Vacca of Chelsea Now, Dan Rivoli of the West Side Spirit and Patrick Hedlund of the news gathering website
Senator Duane speaks with Serena Alfieri of the Correctional Association and Tracie Gardner of the Legal Action Center for an episode of "Tom Duane In The Neighborhood" in which they discuss issues related to the incarceration of women in New York State prisons.
The latest episode of “Tom Duane in the Neighborhood” focuses on the impact of last October's New York State Court of Appeals’ decision in Robertsv. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., which held that landlords who receive New York City tax abatements for renovations must extend rent stabilization protections to their tenants during the abatement period.
At 3:00 am on the morning of July 17th, during a marathon legislative session, Senator Duane passionately advocated on the Senate floor to ensure low-income people with AIDS receiving public housing assistance pay no more than 30% of their disability income towards their rent. Under current state law, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance mandates that New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) clients receiving both federal disability income and rental assistance are allowed to keep only $330 above the cost of their rent.
Senator Duane speaks with Christine Berthet of Manhattan Community Board 4, Lyle Frank of Manhattan Community Board 6 and Shirley Secunda of Manhattan Community Board 2 for an episode of "Tom Duane In The Neighborhood" in which they discuss traffic and pedestrian safety in New York City.
Senator Duane speaks with Catherine Abate of The Community Healthcare Network and Wendy Stark of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for an episode of "Tom Duane In The Neighborhood" in which they discuss the challenges, benefits and future of primary health care in New York State.