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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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Statement of NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane RE: Tishman Speyer and Blackrock Realty Surrender of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to Creditors

 “Residents of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village (ST/PCV) and all who care about the future of this bastion of affordable middle-class housing in New York City are understandably concerned about the news that the complex will be turned over to its creditors. 

January 25, 2010
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Health care challenges for New York

By THOMAS K. DUANE

The stakes for federal health care reform are high. I am a strong believer that we must rethink the way we provide health insurance so that it is available and affordable for all Americans. As the House and Senate continue to resolve differences between their bills, here are three issues of paramount concern to New York:

January 25, 2010
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SFY 2010-2011 Legislative Grant Application

Funding Objectives: Legislative grants are programmatic and do not support capital funding projects. Broad fields include but are not limited to housing, education, arts, healthcare, youth, employment, and immigration. Applications should be received no later than Friday, February 12, 2010 to assure consideration.

Please submit the following:

• Completed legislative grant application form (see attached). (The grant application forms are available in e-mail form by request until February 5, 2010.

File: 
2010 Senate Legislative Grant Application Form and Instruction.pdf

January 25, 2010
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Letter to Derek Lee, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, Regarding 178 Bleecker Street

January 21, 2010

Derek Lee, R.A. Manhattan Borough Commissioner New York City Department of Buildings 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007

Dear Borough Commissioner Lee:

We are writing to thank the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for its thorough review of plans submitted for a new building at 178 Bleecker Street in Manhattan, which resulted in DOB’s January 7, 2010 notice of Intent to Revoke Approval for the construction of an eight-story building on the site.

January 20, 2010
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January 20, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Letter to Derek Lee, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, Regarding Equinox Gym

January 15, 2010

Derek Lee, R.A. Manhattan Borough Commissioner New York City Department of Buildings 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007

Dear Borough Commissioner Lee:

I would like to thank the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for swiftly responding to illegal, multistory signage which covers much of the Equinox facility located at 97 Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan and for issuing 13 code and zoning violations. While I appreciate this very important first step, unfortunately, the advertisements remain in place.

January 14, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Standing meeting of the Health committee.

January 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Statement of Senator Duane RE: Tishman Speyer Properties’ Announcement of its Mortgage Default on Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village

January 8, 2010

“While not unexpected, it is sad and a cause of great concern that Tishman Speyer and Blackrock will miss a payment today on debt from their 2006 purchase of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (ST-PCV).  This situation is another tragic result of the recent real estate boom, which has and will continue to negatively impact New York City’s residents. 

January 8, 2010
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January 6, 2010
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Letter from Senator Thomas K. Duane to Equinox Holdings RE: Multistory Signage at 97 Greenwich Avenue

Attached and below please find a letter sent today by New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane to Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox Holdings, calling for the removal of multistory signage at Equinox Fitness at 97 Greenwich Avenue, which constitutes an egregious violation of the spirit and character of the Greenwich Village Historic District.

January 5, 2010
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Tom Duane In The Neighborhood on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

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.

January 5, 2010
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Tom Duane In The Neighborhood on Primary Health Care

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.  

January 4, 2010
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Legislative Gazette: Silver supports help for tenants with HIV/AIDS

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer

January 04, 2010

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has committed to passing an affordable housing bill for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS that has already passed the Senate.

January 3, 2010
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December 2009 Community Report

December 2009 Community Report

Dear Neighbor: The following is a summary of some of my office's activities since my last community report:

December 30, 2009
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