It is with great sadness that I join our state and nation in remembering Tuskegee Airmen member Mr. Audley Coulthurst following his recent passing. Mr. Coulthurst and his fellow Tuskegee Airmen broke barriers in order to serve their nation during World War II and their pioneering efforts helped the Allies achieve victory.

The New York State Senate had the privilege of welcoming Mr. Coulthurst and his fellow Tuskegee Airman to the Senate Chamber in June to recognize their service to our nation and we were all honored to be part of that special moment.

The 2nd Avenue Subway Construction Public Hearing

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This is a report by the New York State Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions chaired by Senator Bill Perkins. It is an overview of the public hearing on the 2nd Avenue construction projection, held on November 30, 2010. The hearing was presided over by Committee Chair, Senator Bill Perkins and Committee member Senator Daniel Squadron as well as Senator Liz Krueger and Senator Jose M. Serrano.


Purpose of Hearing

See attached documents for details. 


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Join Senator Andrew Lanza as he continues his tradition of bringing together community partners to provide valuable information and free services to Staten Island's Seniors. See attached flyer for details. 






Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized throughout the month of October. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are victims of domestic violence and abuse. This month, let’s shed a light on domestic abuse, and stand together to address and prevent this problem. For more information, visit and


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to spread information and raise awareness about this terrible disease. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. With improvements in treatments and an increased awareness of early detection, millions of women are fighting and surviving this disease. For more information, visit

Senator Farley notes September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare themselves and their families for any potential natural disasters or other types of emergencies. 

(East Harlem/Harlem, NY)-  Senator Serrano provided proclamations to markets, bodegas and delis in East Harlem/Harlem that completed criteria set forth by the Shop Healthy NYC initiative. Shop Healthy NYC is a program by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene aimed at tackling chronic health problems caused by the lack of availability of healthy food in our neighborhoods.  Shop Healthy asks bodegas, delis, and supermarkets to limit or minimize the availability of junk foods and maximize the healthy food options and fresh produce in their stores.

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was proud to recently secure a $2 million grant for a major construction of the library building.

“This is a very exciting project that will preserve this architectural treasure, improve library services, expand the library’s role in the social life of the community, and give an economic boost and vibrancy to downtown” said Senator Farley. “I am thrilled to have obtained these State funds for this important renovation project.”