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27 Jul
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Liz Krueger’s Tips on Making 3-1-1 Work for YOU!

“311” is a free service available via phone (3-1-1) and the internet (www.nyc.gov/apps/311/) that offers access to government services. Through 3-1-1 you can obtain information, report a problem and request services.  To best utilize these services and ensure your requests and/or concerns are addressed, Senator Krueger suggests the following steps:

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27 Jul
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Liz Krueger’s Tips on Making 3-1-1 Work for YOU!

“311” is a free service available via phone (3-1-1) and the internet (www.nyc.gov/apps/311/) that offers access to government services. Through 3-1-1 you can obtain information, report a problem and request services.  To best utilize these services and ensure your requests and/or concerns are addressed, Senator Krueger suggests the following steps:

Before You Call 3-1-1:

1.) Compile a list of details supporting your claim. Your report should be as specific as possible and should include: dates, times, locations and names (if possible).  For example, if you believe your building is running an “illegal hotel,” then you should have the address, apartment number(s) in question and the dates/times you have seen people coming in/out.

2.) Know what you’re going to say before you call. Before you call, make an outline of what you want to say.  This will help ensure you do not leave out any details or stray off message.  A clear, concise complaint has the greatest chance of being addressed quickly.

3.) Use a “buzz word” to describe your problem. For example, if apartments are being rented out for 30 days or less, it is considered an “illegal hotel.”  Or, if you are concerned  about your building’s improper trash disposal then refer to it as a trash problem and/or a rodent problem.

While on the phone with 3-1-1, get certain information:

1.) The Service Request Number for the report you’ve just made. Each report is given a Service Request Number which will allow you to track the status of the report in the future.

2.) The agency your report is being sent to. It will make it much easier to follow up with your claim if you know which agency is working on it.

3.) The name of the 3-1-1 representative you speak to and the date/time you called.

After you have filed your report:

1.) Check the status of your report by using your Service Request Number. You can do this over the phone or via the website.

2.) If your claim is not being addressed, contact Senator Krueger’s office for further assistance. If you have not received any status updates within a reasonable timeframe, we can follow up on your claim. However, in order to do so we will need your Service Request Number. To contact a member of Senator Krueger’s staff, please call: (212) 490-9535.

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26 Jul
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Victory! Governor Paterson Signs Illegal Hotels Bill

Governor Paterson Friday signed into law a measure giving the city greater power to crack down on illegal hotels.

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26 Jul
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Liz Krueger Leads Rally to Urge Gov. to Sign Illegal Hotels Bill

Lawmakers and tenants groups will urge Gov. David Paterson to sign the illegal hotel bill the Legislature passed.

With a Saturday deadline looming for him to veto or sign the bill into law, Paterson’s spokesperson said he is reviewing the legislation.

The bill’s authors, State Sen. Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, on the West Side, are holding a rally with tenants at City Hall July 21.

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25 Jul
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Liz Joins City Council Members in Sponsoring Town Hall to Discuss Natural Gas Drilling

On Tuesday, August 24th, Senator Liz Krueger joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Brad Lander and several other New York City Council members in sponsoring a town hall to discuss natural gas drilling in New York State. At this public event members of the community had the opportunity to go on the record to express support or opposition to drilling in New York State.

Currently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an official study examining the potential health and environment impacts of hydraulic drilling.  However, while the EPA is holding hearings elsewhere in the State,  none have been proposed for New York City. Through this hearing, Liz and member of the City Council sought to give New Yorkers the voice they deserve.  Several hundred residents came to speak and/or listen to testimony.

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25 Jul
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Senator Liz Krueger Hosts 4th Annual Senior Resource Fair

Senator Liz Krueger hosted her Fourth Annual Senior Resource Fair earlier this month. The fair is a free event that brings together seniors from across the city with representatives from a variety of government and non-profit agencies specializing in everything from health services to housing assistance to at-home care. Joining with Senator Krueger and New York City residents were Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and representatives from the Office of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Senior Resource Fair Materials
Senior Resource Guide
Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely
Bed Bug Fact Sheet

Watch video from the event:

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24 Jul
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Liz Krueger’s Free Events List: September 2010

Each month Senator Krueger puts out a Free Events List to help people take advantage of the many wonderful and FREE events in the 26th District and surrounding areas in New York City.

Click here for the September 2010 Free Events List.

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23 Jul
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Senator Krueger Joins Coalition to End Use of Styrofoam in Government Offices

In honor of Earth Day, State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh launched a Statewide campaign to end government use of Styrofoam.  The campaign kicked off with an early morning rally at Earth School, a Manhattan public school, and featured teachers, parents and students, all committed to ending the use of Styrofoam.

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23 Jul
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Vote to Beautify New York City!

The urbancanvas Design Competition is an innovative contest to develop creative artwork for construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoons in New York City.  The designs will be used for these different types of temporary protective structures located on City-owned property.

Vote for your favorite design and learn more about the urbancanvas project.

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22 Jul
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Liz Sends Clear Message to Iran: Stop Development of Nuclear Weapons

Senator Liz Krueger joined a coalition of local, State and National leaders, who were brought together by Iran180, to demand that Iran immediately stop the production of nuclear weapons and put an end to the atrocities committed against human rights.

With the UN in the background, the group of leaders stood united in declaring that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s message of hate will not be tolerated.

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