By Delen Goldberg / The Post-StandardDecember 28, 2009, 6:00AMThe Skaneateles Lake watershed, which supplies water to more than 200,000 people in the city of Syracuse, is a potential site for high volume hydrofracking drilling to capture natural gas. Oil and gas companies hold several hundred leases on land in the Skaneateles and Otisco Lake watersheds. Skaneateles, NY - You can’t dump trash, sewage or pesticides into Skaneateles Lake.It’s illegal to boat, swim or fish near water intake pipes in the pristine water.
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.
Agreement on Western Rail Yard Sets Stage for Combined 12 Million Square Feet of Mixed-Use Development, including 1,300 Affordable Housing Units in Hudson Yards Area, and Creation of Tens of Thousands of Permanent and Construction JobsFirst Phase of 7-Train Expansion to Hudson Yards Area is Completed as 1,000-Ton Tunnel Boring Machine Breaks through 34th Street Station Cavern Wall
The state is currently collecting public comments on a proposal that would allow a certain type of natural gas drilling upstate, where the city gets its water supply. Now is the time for all New Yorkers—and especially Mayor Michael Bloomberg—to make their voices heard so this plan gets a much more in-depth evaluation before moving forward. Millions of dollars, and the purity of the city’s drinking water, may be on the line.
MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.
The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.
In today's economy, higher education and life-long learning have become essential for success. However, the costs of higher education have become unbearable for some, and burdensome for all. According to a recently released study by the U.S. Department of Education, paying for college is a greater burden for New Yorkers than residents of any other state.
The New York State Senate held an emotional debate on Wednesday in which there was talk of belief and conscience and eloquent reminders of earlier civil rights struggles. It then took a stand against equality and fairness.
By a 38-to-24 vote, lawmakers chose to continue the state’s discrimination against couples who want to get married and simply happen to be the same sex.
"Today’s vote against Marriage Equality makes me very angry. Promises made were not honored. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and all fair minded New Yorkers, have been betrayed. I am enraged, deeply disappointed and profoundly saddened by the vote today.