Daniel Squadron

The Lunar New Year is Now a School Holiday in the City

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Yesterday, State Senator Daniel Squadron was alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, to officially announce the inclusion of the Lunar New Year as a school holiday. While there’s always been chatter about adding the celebratory day to academic calendars citywide, Margaret Chin set the wheels in motion with her endorsement back in early 2012. It’s been a […]

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Improvements Fast-Tracked for Neglected East Broadway Subway Station

Posted January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

Finally, some positive news this morning for regular riders boarding the subway at the rather expansive East Broadway station. Word on the street is that the MTA is now fast-tracking two particular improvements that were heretofore on the horizon. We are told that Help Point kiosks and WiFi service will now arrive much sooner than the […]

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Squadron to Host ‘Tenant Town Hall’ Meeting Tomorrow Night

Posted December 1, 2014 at 9:34 am

State Senator Daniel Squadron is hosting a Town Hall meeting tomorrow night, in which a panel will shed a little light on the recent rent laws headed for the upcoming Albany session. The city’s rent stabilization regulations are set to expire this June, and the political battle between tenant rights organizations, landlords, as well as the internal tug-of-war […]

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MTA Begins First Step Toward Rehabilitating the East Broadway Subway Station

Posted July 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

Finally, some more good news out of the East Broadway F station. State Senator Squadron, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and Speaker Sheldon Silver collectively made good on their promise. MTA workers were mobilized in force yesterday morning to repaint the dilapidated station. Neighbors were concerned about the potential presence of lead in the peeling paint. Tragic […]

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DOT and NYPD Committed to Enforcing Regulations in Chinatown Bus Industry

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Local politicians are finally expending more political capital on the “wild west” of the Chinatown bus industry. According to a statement released yesterday by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer, the Department of Transportation and NYPD have committed to enforcement of intercity bus regulations in […]

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State Senate Passes Bill to Push Lunar New Year School Holiday

Posted May 16, 2014 at 11:10 am

New York City school children are one leap closer to having an additional day off. Local politicians continue applying pressure for the Department of Education to recognize the observance of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Earlier this week, the New York State Senate approved the bill that would require the DOE to close schools if the holiday […]

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Pier 42 Waterfront Park Officially Opens for Interim Use [PHOTOS]

Posted May 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

Pier 42 is finally ready for its interim use, inaugurated over the weekend with a Community Day as part of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival.

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Pier 42 Opening to Public for Interim Use on May 4 with “Community Day”

Last modified March 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

The transformation of Pier 42 into park space kicks off May 4, when the northern section officially opens to the public.

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Preview of Pier 42 Waterfront Park Space and Re-development

Last modified October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

It was under crisp sunshine early yesterday afternoon that State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Parks Commish Bill Castro, and project manager Doug Nash collectively led an exclusive press preview of Pier 42.

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