My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District. I am also a member of the New York State AIDS Advisory Council. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Healthfs oversight hearing regarding the rise in HIV/AIDS among young men of color who have sex with men (MSM).
Members of the Real Rent Reform Campaign today unveiled legislation to revamp the method of establishing rent adjustments for rent-stabilized and rent-controlled apartments in New York City and suburban counties. The four Rent Guidelines Boards would be restructured and renamed simply "Rent Boards," discarding the euphemism "guidelines."
Senator Duane and Assemblymember Deborah Glick introduced legislation (S2890/A5473) earlier this month that would cap at 30% of household income the amount that HASA clients living in supportive housing could pay towards shelter costs. That legislation, while still important, is no longer urgent in light of this executive action by the Spitzer administration.
Dear Commissioner Frieden, Chancellor Klein, and President Greenberger: Given the April 7, 2008 Daily News story revealing that low levels of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in the first-floor cafeteria of P.S. 199, located in my State Senate District, I appreciate that an emergency meeting was called at the school that night.
My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which St. Vincent's Hospital ("St. Vincent's") and the Greenwich Village Historic District are located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission ("LPC") today.
Senator Thomas K. Duane (D-WFP Manhattan) today congratulated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on its announcement that a bidder has been chosen to develop the MTA's Hudson Rail Yards. The MTA's selection of Tishman Speyer Properties comes after a six month process in which five of New York City's leading developers presented their visions for the future of the Rail Yards property, which the MTA seeks to lease to provide vital revenue for its capital plan.
Dear Mr. Bloomberg: I am writing to express my concerns regarding the current status of New York City public day care centers. As you know, our great city has had a rewarding history of providing safe, quality and affordable public-center-based day care to working families for more than 40 years.
My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which virtually all of the proposed extension of the NoHo Historic District is located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) today.
Mr. Edwin Mendez-SantiagoCommissionerNew York City Department for the Aging2 Lafayette StreetNew York, NY 10007
Dear Mr. Mendez-Santiago:
I am writing about the New York City Department for the Aging's (DFTA) proposed "modernization." This rapid and comprehensive restructuring of DFTA's services for older New Yorkers will have a significant impact on many of my constituents.
Ms. Leslie TorresDeputy Commissioner for Rent AdministrationNew York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)92-31 Union Hall Street Jamaica, NY 11433
Dear Ms. Torres:
I am writing in response to your call for comments on the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal's (DHCR) code with respect to the standards used to determine a demolition, as well as the stipend methodology for tenants displaced by a demolition.
My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which 145 Perry Street is located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) today.
The application before LPC is to garner a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of a two-story stucco building, used as a freight loading station since 1938, and construction of a seven-story plus penthouse building in its place.
My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senatorial District, which includes the Upper West Side where Congregation Shearith Israel's (CSI) site for its proposed building at 6-10 West 70th Street is located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) today. As you know, I spoke against CSI's original application for variances at the BSA's November 27, 2007 hearing.
US Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Senator Tom Duane, New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, and New York City Councilmember Gale Brewer today celebrated the New York City Department of Education's (DOE) agreement to heed their and the P.S. 199 Parent Teacher Association's (PTA) call for comprehensive testing and remediation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination at the school, located at 270 West 70th Street in Manhattan.
State Senator State Senator Tom Duane (D, WFP-Manhattan), who in fall 2007 hosted a series of 29th Senate District forums on accessing college financial aid, today lauded an upcoming one-day special event designed to help high school seniors and their families complete and file federal aid applications electronically.
So you just bought or were given a new cell phone. Or maybe, you purchased some new ink jets for your printer. The question is, what do you do with the cell phone or the empty ink jet cartridges you no longer need?
"Don't throw them away," said State Senator Tom Duane (D, WFP-Manhattan). "Recycle them."