Category Archives: News

23 Nov
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Liz Krueger Would Like You To Know Who Isn’t Invited To Her Fundraiser

By David Freelander Manhattan State Senator Liz Krueger sent out a fundraising email earlier this week that features what may be called an “anti-Host Committee.” On the space on the invite where it is usually listed which high rollers are ...

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16 Nov
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DOE Rejects Plan that Could Ease P.S. 116 Overcrowding

By Mary Johnson KIPS BAY — Parents and teachers are angry at the Department of Education for rejecting a plan to help ease overcrowding at a Kips Bay school and vowed to continue the fight despite the setback. P.S. 116, ...

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15 Nov
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Liz & Assem. Brian Kavanagh Encourage East Siders to Speak Out on Hydrofracking

In an effort to ensure that East Side residents have an opportunity to voice their opinions on high volume hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking, Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh hosted a Speak Out on Hydrofracking on Wednesday, ...

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28 Oct
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Support Grows in Fight Against Overcrowded Schools in Kips Bay

By Mary Johnson KIPS BAY — A group of parents and teachers from P.S. 116 who are leading a charge to ease  overcrowding in their school can now count among their supporters the Coalition of East Side Elected Officials and ...

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27 Oct
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Senate Dems To Congress: Protect Food Stamps

By Ken Lovett The federal food stamp program alone pumps more than $5.3 billion a year into the state, the letter says. “While the Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization until 2012, we are concerned this critical program may ...

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26 Oct
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Liz Discusses Bipartisan Pro Choice Caucus’s Stance on Health Exchanges

The Bi-Partisan Pro-Choice Caucus wants to make sure women still have quick access to family planning and other services once the Affordable Healthcare Act is fully in place. As caucus founder Senator Liz Krueger explains, their concerns is connected to ...

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26 Oct
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Liz & Pro-Choice Caucus Push Obama Admin On Care Inclusion

Fifty-four Assembly members and senators have signed on to a letter circulated by the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus urging the Obama administration to interpret the health care reform law such that state-level health care exchanges include all family planning ...

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07 Oct
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NYC Land Deal With UN Would Close Waterfront Gap, Mayor Says

By Henry Goldman and Katie Spencer New York City moved a step closer to completing an 18-year-old plan for a waterfront esplanade around Manhattan after the United Nations Development Corp. agreed to pay $73 million for land to build offices, ...

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02 Oct
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NYT Editorial: An Esplanade on the East River

Published: October 2, 2011 There is now a potential solution to both problems. The plan, strongly promoted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would involve an agreement to provide land for a new United Nations tower and generate money for the city ...

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21 Sep
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Residents Make Last Stand at Final Public Forum on East River Greenway

KIPS BAY — The final public forum to debate the proposed East River Greenway project drew a hefty crowd of more than 300 people on Tuesday night with residents still divided over the best fate for the project. Most of ...

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