Senator Daniel Squadron

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Most People Will Do Almost Anything to Avoid the G Train, Survey Shows

    Like owning five cheap umbrellas that have all turned inside out, or having a significantly closer cultural notion of personal space than most of America, you're probably not a New Yorker (yet) if you haven't complained (loudly and in public) about the G train. Not only does the line apparently have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Brooklyn Pols Ask Andrew Cuomo For SUNY Downstate Loan

    As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Rent Too Damn High for St. Mark's Bookshop; East Village Institution Might Have to Close

    ​Local institution St. Mark's Bookshop is in danger of closing, and the Cooper Square Committee, a neighborhood group, has started a petition to try to save the independent bookstore. Rising rents and decreasing revenue have put the bookshop's future in jeopardy as the owners attempt to negoti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    500-Foot Rule Passes

    The Villager reports that the State legislature has passed a bill strengthening the 500-foot rule, making it much more difficult for bar or club owners to open an establishment if there are already three or more liquor licenses in the vicinity. The bill, sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron and Asse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    State Senate Approves Mayor Control of Schools; New Assembly Vote Needed

    Five weeks after it expired, the state senate finally passed mayoral control today, 47-8. The new version comes with some amendments that give parents and district superintendents more input, so the Assembly, which passed an earlier version, with have to re-vote, but there seems to be no issue there ... More >>