Dear Governor Cuomo,
 
We write regarding the composition of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) board. When Battery Park City was created 40 years ago, it was a development project. Today, it is a thriving community full of families and businesses. But its governance is unchanged and does not reflect a local role. 
 

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"Today's news that Lower Manhattan is to receive $176 million in federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's National Disaster Resiliency Competition is a significant step toward completing comprehensive resiliency measures around Lower Manhattan to the north end of Battery Park City. These funds, together with the nearly $115 million I worked with the city and state to have committed to Lower Manhattan, will allow resiliency efforts to continue south of Montgomery Street, north of which the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is proceeding.

Brooklyn, NY (1/20/2016) – On Monday, more than one thousand families joined State Senator Kevin Parker (D, WF) for his 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert in conjunction with the A Shared Dream Foundation. The event, held at The Walt Whitman Theater located at Brooklyn College, is one of the largest Dr. King holiday celebrations in New York City and this year’s tribute featured gospel musician, producer and songwriter Ricky Dillard and WBLS Radio Personality, Liz Black.

12th Annual 'A SHARED DREAM' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute in Partnership with State Senator Kevin Parker

The 12th Annual 'A Shared Dream' Tribute & Concert in honor of the late, great

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  brought to you by:

C.U.N.Y. (City University of New York)

Monday, January 18, 2016

6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00 PM) 

Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College

Performing Live

RICKY DILLARD &  NEW G

singing their hit single "AMAZING!"

Brooklyn United Marching Band

www.BKUnitedMB.com

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

ALBANY, NY - When it comes to standing with our allies the New York State Senate made a bold statement yesterday by passing legislation sponsored by State Senator Terrence Murphy that would ban state business with contractors or investment companies that boycott, divest or sanction American allies. 

senate Bill S6543

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting certain unsolicited political telephone calls

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Jan 22, 2016 referred to elections

S6543 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1-108, El L

S6543 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting certain unsolicited political telephone calls; creates a political no call list.

S6543 - Sponsor Memo

S6543 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6543

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  prohibiting  certain
  unsolicited political telephone calls

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  1-108
to read as follows:
  S  1-108.  POLITICAL NO CALL LIST. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "STATE BOARD" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS;
  (B) "NO POLITICAL CALL LIST" OR "NO CALL LIST" SHALL MEAN  A  LIST  OF
PERSONS  IN  THIS STATE WHO DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE UNSOLICITED POLITICAL
CALLS;
  (C) "POLITICAL CANDIDATE" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL SEEKING ELECTION TO
A PUBLIC OFFICE OF THE STATE OR OF A  COUNTY,  MUNICIPALITY,  OR  SCHOOL
DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION IN THIS STATE;
  (D)  "POLITICAL ORGANIZATION" SHALL MEAN ANY "COMMITTEE" AS DEFINED BY
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION 1-104 OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (E) "PUBLIC SOLICITATION" SHALL MEAN ANY  REQUEST  OR  APPEAL,  EITHER
ORAL  OR  WRITTEN,  OR  ANY ENDEAVOR TO OBTAIN, SEEK OR PLEAD FOR FUNDS,
PROPERTY, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR OTHER THING OF  VALUE,  INCLUDING  THE
PROMISE OR GRANT OF ANY MONEY OR PROPERTY OF ANY KIND OR VALUE; AND
  (F)  "UNSOLICITED  POLITICAL CALL" SHALL MEAN A TELEPHONE CALL MADE BY
OR ON BEHALF OF A POLITICAL CANDIDATE OR  POLITICAL  ORGANIZATION  TO  A
PERSON  IN  THIS STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF INDUCING A PUBLIC SOLICITATION
OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENCOURAGING DONATIONS OF VOLUNTEER TIME  OR  OTHER
CONSIDERATION TO A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OR POLITICAL CANDIDATE.
  2.  THE  STATE  BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A NO POLITICAL CALL
LIST. THE STATE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF  THE
ESTABLISHMENT  OF A NO POLITICAL CALL LIST. ANY PERSON IN THIS STATE WHO
DESIRES TO BE INCLUDED ON THE NO POLITICAL CALL LIST  SHALL  NOTIFY  THE
STATE  BOARD  BY CALLING A TOLL-FREE NUMBER PROVIDED BY THE STATE BOARD,
BY TRANSMITTING A REQUEST VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL, UNITED STATES MAIL, OR IN

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senate Bill S6542

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to homeless shelters for adults

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Jan 22, 2016 referred to cities

S6542 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4113
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §21-312, NYC Ad Cd

S6542 - Summary

Relates to homeless shelters for adults and prohibits the location thereof within 500 feet of any school.

S6542 - Sponsor Memo

S6542 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6542

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to homeless shelters for adults

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 21-312 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:
  F.  IN  ANY  CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, NO SHELTER
FOR ADULTS SHALL BE LOCATED WITHIN FIVE  HUNDRED  FEET  OF  ANY  SCHOOL,
INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED
BY SECTION 13-501 OF THIS CODE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








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senate Bill S6541

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to making it an unlawful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leasing or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon source of income

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Jan 22, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

S6541 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§291, 292, 295 & 296, Exec L

S6541 - Summary

Relates to making it an unlawful discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leasing or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon source of income.

S6541 - Sponsor Memo

S6541 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6541

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to making it an  unlawful
  discriminatory practice to discriminate in the ownership, use, leasing
  or occupancy of housing accommodations based upon source of income

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "source of income anti-discrimination act".
  S  2. Subdivision 2 of section 291 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 196 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2. The opportunity to obtain education, the use of  places  of  public
accommodation  and  the ownership, use and occupancy of housing accommo-
dations and commercial space  without  discrimination  because  of  age,
race,  creed,  color,  national  origin,  sexual  orientation,  military
status, SOURCE OF INCOME, sex, marital status, or disability, as  speci-
fied in section two hundred ninety-six of this article, is hereby recog-
nized as and declared to be a civil right.
  S  3.  Section  292  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:
  35. THE TERM "SOURCE OF INCOME", WHEN USED IN THIS ARTICLE, MEANS  ANY
LAWFUL SOURCE OF INCOME PAID DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO A RENTER OR BUYER
OF HOUSING, INCLUDING:
  (A) ANY LAWFUL PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION;
  (B) ANY GOVERNMENT OR PRIVATE ASSISTANCE, GRANT OR LOAN PROGRAM;
  (C)  ANY  GIFT, INHERITANCE, PENSION, ANNUITY, ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT,
OR OTHER BENEFIT OR CONSIDERATION; OR
  (D) ANY SALE OR PLEDGE OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY,  OR  INTEREST  IN
REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY.
  S  4. Subdivision 9 of section 295 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  9. To develop human rights plans and policies for the state and assist
in their execution and to make investigations and studies appropriate to

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senate Bill S6540

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of smokeless tobacco on school grounds

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Jan 22, 2016 referred to education

S6540 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409, Ed L

S6540 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the use of smokeless tobacco on school grounds.

S6540 - Sponsor Memo

S6540 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6540

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting the use of
  smokeless tobacco on school grounds

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  409 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 449 of the laws of  2012,  is  amended  and  two  new
subdivisions 3 and 4 are added to read as follows:
  2.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of  any other law, rule or regu-
lation, tobacco use shall not be  permitted  and  no  person  shall  use
tobacco OR SMOKELESS TOBACCO on school grounds.
  (A)  "School  grounds"  means  any building, structure and surrounding
outdoor grounds, including entrances or exits, contained within a public
or private pre-school, nursery school, elementary or secondary  school's
legally  defined  property  boundaries as registered in a county clerk's
office.
  (B) "SMOKELESS TOBACCO"  MEANS  ANY  PRODUCT  THAT  CONSISTS  OF  CUT,
GROUND,  POWDERED,  OR LEAF TOBACCO THAT IS INTENDED TO BE PLACED BY THE
CONSUMER IN AN ORAL CAVITY.
  3. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  ENSURE  THE
PLACEMENT,  IN  EVERY PUBLIC ENTRANCE TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING IN ITS
DISTRICT, OF A SIGN WHICH SHALL BE LOCATED SO AS TO BE  CLEARLY  VISIBLE
TO THE PUBLIC AND SHALL CONTAIN LETTERS WHICH CONTRAST IN COLOR WITH THE
SIGN,  INDICATING  THAT  THE  USE  OF  TOBACCO  AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO IS
PROHIBITED THEREIN.
  (A) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  ORDER  ANY
PERSON  USING  TOBACCO OR SMOKELESS TOBACCO IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION
TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION.  EXCEPT  AS  OTHERWISE
PROVIDED  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON, AFTER
BEING SO ORDERED, WHO USES TOBACCO AND/OR SMOKELESS TOBACCO IN VIOLATION
OF THIS SECTION IS SUBJECT TO A  FINE  OF  NOT  LESS  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED
DOLLARS  FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR THE SECOND
OFFENSE, AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE. A PENALTY

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