Maloney Pressing Trump Administration and Congress to Make 2nd Avenue Subway Extensions an Infrastructure...

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced that the Trump Administration plans to include Phases 2 and 3 of the Second Avenue Subway in its list of infrastructure building priorities. An unconfirmed leaked copy of the list estimates that $14.2 billion could be allocated for the project. Maloney spoke directly with the Trump team earlier this week, and was repeatedly assured by individuals who worked on creating the list that Phase 2 and Phase 3 are part of the plan. When completed, Phase 2 will run from 96th Street and 2nd Avenue up to 125th Street, and Phase 3 will go from 62nd Street down to Houston Street. Congresswoman Maloney, a long time champion of the Second Avenue Subway, has been pressing Congress and the Trump Administration to include the next phases of the Second Avenue Subway in any infrastructure priority lists being developed


During, the second quarter of EFC’s fiscal year, commencing in July and ending on September 30, the Board of Directors of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has approved $497.5 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects throughout New York State.

Bed-Stuy Apartment Workers, Tenants To Protest Illegal Firings, Deplorable Conditions Under New “Hip” Owner

Workers, tenants, elected officials and union leaders will rally at 1711 Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on Thursday night to call on the building owner to restore good jobs for the building’s workers, who saw their pay cut and were harassed and fired because of their union membership


The New York Power Authority and Monroe County today announced the completion of a $15.2 million energy efficiency project at the Monroe County Civic Center that will save more than $750,000 in annual energy costs


At the Third New York State Broadband Summit, Empire State Development (ESD) announced a new resource, the NYS Broadband Deployment Support and Resource Center website and the 2015 Broadband Champion Awards were also announced, recognizing high-achieving leaders working to expand broadband access across the state.

NYSERDA Announces Energy and Cost-Saving Projects Throughout North Country Under Reforming the Energy Vision

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the launch of eight projects throughout the North Country that will serve as innovative models that decrease energy costs, create jobs, reduce waste or generate clean energy power. The projects align with Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), the State’s comprehensive energy strategy to build a next generation energy system that is clean, resilient and affordable for all New Yorkers

Messer, Maloney combat Federal regulations threatening to stifle infrastructure projects in local communities

Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), who both serve on the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation last week that would require Federal banking regulators to include municipal bonds under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR).  This change will help encourage financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new regulations that threaten to slow or even stop cash flow for crucial infrastructure projects.

Governor Cuomo Announces Communities Unite For Discounted Solar Installation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20 percent. With 26 campaigns launching through Reforming the Energy Vision, communities can obtain solar installations as a large group rather than an individual household—making it cheaper for everyone involved. In addition, the program is helping remove many of the obstacles that inhibit solar options, such as feasibility studies and finding the right contractor.

DEC Releases Coastal Green Infrastructure Plan for New York City

Under a state-funded plan, coastal green infrastructure will increase resiliency along the Hudson River estuary shoreline and coastal areas of New York City, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Department of City Planning is jointly managing the project.

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As the City of New York negotiates the housing budget amidst an unprecedented homelessness crisis, homeless activists from the House Our Future NY campaign interrupted a budget hearing held by the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee. Led by Nathylin Flowers Adesegun–the homeless 73-year old