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HOUSE PASSES NADLER-ENGEL DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES AND HOMEOWNERS ACT OF 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation this week co-authored by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), designed to bring co-op and condo owners one step closer to receiving critical federal funding for disaster relief. H.R. 1684, the Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017, directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide recommendations to Congress within 12 months for how condos and co-ops could become eligible for disaster relief funds.

DFS SUPERINTENDENT VULLO ANNOUNCES JULY 1ST LAUNCH OF EXPANDED PARTICIPATION IN STATE-BASED NMLS PLATFORM,...

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS)’s transition to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) for money transmitters is commencing July 1, 2017.  In this transition, DFS will manage the license application and ongoing regulation of all nondepository financial institutions doing business in New York through NMLS, which was created by the State Conference of Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and began operations in January 2008.

Rep. Zeldin Statement in Support of the Property Tax Reduction Act

Last night, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) addressed his colleagues in the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1871, the Property Tax Reduction Act, which was introduced in the House by fellow New York Representatives, Congressman Chris Collins (R, NY-27) and Congressman John Faso (R, NY-19). The Property Tax Reduction Act would shift to the state level the local share of Medicaid costs currently paid by all New York counties outside of New York City

Maloney Announces Over $14 Million Federal Investment to Complete New Runway Project at Orange...

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal investment of $14,520,795 to construct a new runway and navigational aids at the Orange County Airport. This is the third and final phase of investment in the runway’s construction, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

Collins and New York State Leaders Praise Inclusion of NYS Property Tax Reduction Language...

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hailed the inclusion of his amendment to the House passed American Health Care Act into the Senate version of the bill. The amendment, introduced with Congressman John Faso (NY-19), would require New York State to take over the county portion of Medicaid by 2020 and would provide the largest property tax reduction ever to Western New York.

Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Protections for Tenants In Building Foreclosure Proceedings

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Judiciary Committee Chair Helene Weinstein and Assemblymember Jaime Williams today announced the Assembly's approval of legislation to further protect tenants who enter into rental agreements after building foreclosure actions have begun.

Meng Sends Letter to President Trump Asking He Remove Extremely Unqualified HUD Appointment Lynne...

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) this morning sent the following letter to President Trump requesting that he remove his completely unqualified appointment to oversee federal housing programs in New York and New Jersey, Lynne Patton. The text of the letter is below and a copy of the correspondence can be found

New York Building Congress and the Partnership for New York City Unite Industry Leaders...

The Partnership for New York City and the New York Building Congress have sent a letter signed by over 15 industry leaders asking the New York State Legislature to support design-build authorization for New York City.  They reflect the broad-based support for giving city agencies the procurement and contracting tools they need to save time and money on major capital projects.

DiNapoli: Public Drinking Water Needs More Protection

New York's public water supplies need stronger protections to ensure clean drinking water and prevent contamination that could result in health problems, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Higgins Calls for Action in Commodore Perry Neighborhood

Perry Street stretches from HarborCenter in Downtown Buffalo through the Cobblestone District and into South Buffalo’s Old First Ward. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) travels the 1.1 mile route frequently and, troubled by the vacant and deteriorating conditions of publicly owned property in the area, is proposing a plan to help the neighborhood reach its great potential

Stefanik Supports HYPE Act to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House pass H.R. 2274, the HYPE Act – bipartisan legislation to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in hydropower.

Governor Cuomo Announces $9.3 Million Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Development for Seniors in Hornell

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a $9.3 million housing development for seniors in the City of Hornell. The project transformed the former Lincoln Elementary School, a vacant, historic landmark, into a Lincoln Gardens, a new development of 25 affordable, energy-efficient apartments for people 55 and older. Four units of the new Lincoln Gardens are for persons who have physical disabilities or mobility impairment. This complements Southern Tier Soaring, the Governor’s successful upstate revitalization initiative to grow the economy and create new opportunities

ENGEL, HOUSE DEMS WRITE TO WHITE HOUSE WARNING OF CYBERSECURITY DEFICIENCIES AT TRUMP PROPERTIES

Congressman Eliot Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a top Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, penned a letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn signed by 23 of his House colleagues urging the White House to take immediate action to secure vulnerable networks at Trump properties, including Mar-a-Lago.

HDC BOARD APPROVES BOND AND SUBSIDY FINANCING FOR 17 AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS NEW YORK...

Following approval by its Board of Directors at a meeting on June 5, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced plans to issue up to $563.5 million in tax-exempt multi-family housing revenue bonds and provide more than $157.3 million in additional financing to fund the new construction and preservation of 17 affordable housing developments across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan

Sullivan County Tax Foreclosure Auction Is June 14-15

The 2017 Sullivan County Real Estate Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 at the Ramada Rock Hill at 283 Rock Hill Drive in Rock Hill, NY. Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck urges potential bidders – especially first-time bidders – to attend a Bidder’s Seminar on Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the same location.

Leaders Celebrate the Opening of Williamsville’s Village Square

Spring Street, Rock Street, and the Williamsville Water Mill Plaza have a new look following completion of a $3.45 million project transforming the area into a new “village square” providing a beautiful public gathering space in the center of Williamsville.

Schumer, Gillibrand: In The Face of Penn Station’s Crumbling Infrastructure Crisis, Trump’s Response Is...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today slammed President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to critical transportation programs that help fund regional mass transit systems throughout New York that millions of commuters rely on each and every day. The Senators especially pointed to the Administration’s proposed cuts to Amtrak as an example of “doubling down on dilapidation” at exactly the moment when more is urgently needed to repair and modernize our aging transit infrastructure.

Mayor David Announces $11 Million Affordable Housing Project

Mayor Richard C. David today announced an $11 million affordable housing rehabilitation project in the “North of Main St.” neighborhood, delivering investment and stability to one of Binghamton’s most troubled areas

Trump Administration Reverses Course On Energy Efficiency Standard Following AG Lawsuit

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s notice that it will end its delay of energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans that offer dramatic air pollution reductions, as well as energy- and cost-savings to consumers and businesses. Attorney General Schneiderman, leading a 11-member state and municipal coalition, had sued the Trump Department of Energy (DOE) in April, charging that the Administration’s continued delay of the effective date of the rule violated federal law.

DiNapoli: Audit Exposes Significant Management Issues With Tonawanda Housing Authority

An audit of the Tonawanda Housing Authority (THA) has revealed inappropriate computer usage, inequitable tenant and applicant treatment, and high vacancy rates in public housing, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Reps. Stefanik, Schneider, Rooney, and Maloney Introduce Bill to Turn Abandoned Properties into Housing...

U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Tom Rooney (FL-17), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced bipartisan legislation to help veterans organizations buy, renovate, and repurpose abandoned housing into homes for veterans experiencing homelessness.

ICYMI: Nadler Amendment Requires Secret Service Report Expenditures Paid to Commercial Properties Owned by...

Yesterday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced an amendment to require reporting of Secret Service expenditures paid directly to commercial properties owned by protectees as part of the committee’s markup of the Secret Service Reauthorization Act of 2017.

REP. ENGEL: NONPARTISAN BUDGET ANALYSIS SHOWS DANGERS OF TRUMPCARE

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s latest Trumpcare score

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION TO REPAIR ROADS, FLOODWALLS AND PUBLIC WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $10 million in state funding is available to assist eligible local municipalities that have been impacted by the recent flooding along the Lake Ontario coastline. The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure. The funding is available through New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

Maloney Announces Nearly $300,000 Federal Investment in Hudson River Housing

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that Hudson River Housing will receive a federal investment of $286,333 to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. The investment is being made through NeighborWorks America, a public nonprofit established by Congress in 1978.

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Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public...

the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled the winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition—Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion—a temporary installation in the heart of the Flatiron District. Flatiron Reflection will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s sixth annual holiday program and a highly visible landmark in this thriving New York City neighborhood.

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Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public...

the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled the winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition—Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion—a temporary installation in the heart of the Flatiron District. Flatiron Reflection will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s sixth annual holiday program and a highly visible landmark in this thriving New York City neighborhood.