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Testimony Of New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane To The New York City Council Committee On Health Regarding The Rise In Hiv/aids Among Young Men Of Color Who Have Sex With Men

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 Healthfs oversight hearing regarding the rise in HIV/AIDS among young men of color who have sex with men (MSM).

May 1, 2008
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Tenants, Legislators Propose Major Reform Of Rent Board System For Rent-regulated Apartments

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."

May 1, 2008
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Senator Duane Praises Governor Spitzer, Commissioner Hansell For Preserving Affordable Housing For NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration’s Most Vulnerable Clients

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.  

 

May 1, 2008
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Urging Action After PCBS Found At P.S. 199 And Other Schools

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.

April 10, 2008
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Dear Attorney General Mukasey

Michael B. MukaseyAttorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001

 

Dear Attorney General Mukasey:

 

April 8, 2008
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Testimony Before Landmarks Preservation Commission On St. Vincent's Proposal

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.

April 1, 2008
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Commenting On The MTA's Selection Of A Hudson Yards Developer

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.

March 26, 2008
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Calling On Mayor Bloomberg To Keep Preservation And Expansion Of Public Day Care Centers A Top Priority

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.

March 20, 2008
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Supporting The Expansion Of The Noho Historic District

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.

March 18, 2008
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Expressing Concerns About NYC Department For The Aging "modernization"

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.

March 17, 2008
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Encouraging Dhcr To Adopt More Rigorous Demolition Standards And Stipend Methodology

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.

March 13, 2008
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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's Hearing On Certificates Of Appropriateness For 145 Perry Street Aka 703-711 Washington Street

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.

February 12, 2008
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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York City Board Of Standards And Appeals Regarding Congregation Shearith Israel's Application For Variances At 6-10 West 70th Street

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.

February 12, 2008
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Advocating Creative Ways To Site A Middle School At 75 Morton Street

Joel I. KleinChancellorNew York City Department of Education52 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007

Marisa LagoPresident and CEOEmpire State Development Corporation30 South Pearl StreetAlbany, NY 12207

Dear Chancellor Klein and Ms. Lago:

February 6, 2008
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Area Elected Officials Win Remediation Of PCBs At P.S. 199

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.

February 6, 2008
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Senator Duane: 'College Goal Sunday' Helps New York Families Plan And Pay For College Education

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.

January 14, 2008
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Testimony By New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane Before The New York State Liquor Authority 500 Foot Hearing Regarding Cooper Square Hotel

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, which includes 25-33 Cooper Square, the site of the newly-constructed Cooper Square Hotel.

January 8, 2008
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Recycle Your Ink Jet Cartridges And Cell Phones

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."

January 7, 2008
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Senator Duane's Important Phone Card Mailer

A compendium of important phone numbers to connect constituents of the 29th Senatorial District to services and agencies across New York City.

File: 
Duane-Important-Phone-Card-Mailer.pdf

January 4, 2008
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