Today, Senator Liz Krueger joined Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council to bring awareness to the fact that far too many landlords are neglecting to provide tenants with basic services like heat and hot water.

Senator Krueger and Public Advocate de Blasio have vowed to work together to bring more attention to this matter and ensure that the necessary steps are taken so that landlords no longer have the financial incentives to break the law.

Learn more about H.E.A.T. Act.



WHEN:                       Wednesday,  December 29, 2010                    

WHERE/TIME:         Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM– 12 Noon)

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood (1- 3 PM)                      

New York State Senate Majority Conference Senate Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Co-Chair of the Legislative Advisory Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) will convene a public meeting on Tuesday, December  16, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Van Buren Hearing Room A in the Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY. to hear comments and recommendations on  proposed goals and criteria for  legislative redistricting.

Senator Dilan will be joined at the hearing by Dr. John Flateau, a non-legislative member of the Task Force.

Testimony by invitation only. Public comment if time permits.

“I am deeply disappointed in today’s refusal, on the part of certain members of the State Senate, to put decency and common sense before playing politics.  

“In saying ‘no’ to saving the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation, they said no to the more than 1,000 workers who are now left jobless, smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. They said no to millions of dollars worth of revenue that the entire state benefits from.  They said no to the thousands of other jobs and industries—throughout the state—that are created and fueled by the New York City OTB.  
“Instead they voted yes to partisanship and political grandstanding, and the unfortunate victims are taxpayers and the hundreds of workers who are now unemployed.”


Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows students at William Rall Elementary School photos of the over 1,000 toys from last year’s “Extend the Holidays” toy drive being delivered to Winthrop Hospital. The William Rall students will be participating in the program this year. 

A New York Times headline not long ago could stand alone as a call to arms for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature in 2011, “One Way to Trim Deficit: Cultivate Growth.”

It falls in line with a theme that I, together with many legislative colleagues, have been sounding since the beginning of the state’s current fiscal crisis in late 2008.  And as I wind down my own tenure in office over the next few weeks, I think it’s worth sounding one more time. 

As news of New York’s fiscal crisis has dominated headlines and steadily worsened over the past few years, many have been asking this question again and again,  “What are we doing in New York State to encourage economic activity and growth?”

Bill Would Save NYC-OTB Jobs; Benefit Taxpayers Statewide

Did you know that some car rental companies charge Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx residents an extra fee just for living in these boroughs—even if they are renting the car somewhere else?

Charging New Yorkers a hidden fee based purely on their place of residence is unfair discrimination.  Senator Squadron worked with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to launch a petition drive calling on Dollar and Thrifty rental car companies to drop this discriminatory fee. 

Please click here to sign our petition. 

Hispanic/Latino Book Fair of New York 2010


Hispanic/Latino Book Fair Comes to Jackson Heights