U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $125,000 in federal funding for CNY Fair Housing, Inc. in Syracuse. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Education and Outreach Initiative grants

New York City Fire Fatalities Rise 35% in 2017

While 2016 was the Big Apple’s safest year in terms of fire fatalities, 2017 experienced a 35% spike, increasing from 48 fire deaths to 73 in the year just concluded. The 2016 low corresponded with a decades-long trend than can be largely attributed to an increase in fire sprinkler system installations, as New York City regulations have consistently expanded requirements for sprinklers.

Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design...

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.

City Council Approves Bronx Point, a Mixed-Use Project on the Lower Concourse North Site

Bronx Point will deliver up to 1,000 units of housing, including hundreds of units of deeply affordable housing, world-class open space on the Harlem River Waterfront, cultural destinations and will create over 150 permanent jobs and over 1,200 construction jobs

Free Tours Of The New York State Capitol & Education Building To Be Offered...

State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia today announced that visitors to Albany will have the opportunity to take free tours of both the State Education Building and the Capitol on every Saturday, beginning on October 7, due to the overwhelming popularity of Saturday tours that were being offered once a month.

New York Department of State Board of Real Estate Appraisal to Hold Meeting...

The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., regarding the real estate appraisal profession. The meeting will take place at the following locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany; 65 Court Street, Buffalo; and, 123 William Street, New York City. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of these locations


Congressman Eliot Engel and the Coalition for the Homeless are again teaming-up to help New York City's homeless children get ready for school with "Project: Back to School," a drive to collect school supplies for the thousands of school age children living in the city's homeless shelters.

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.7 Million Project to Transform Former School 77 Into Affordable Housing...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $14.7 million project to transform the vacant former City of Buffalo public School 77 into a community hub with 30 affordable apartments for seniors, office space, community space, a community recreational gymnasium, and an auditorium for a local theatre company.

Governor Cuomo Announces New $9.8 Million Family Housing Development in Monroe County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Crerand Commons II, a new housing development for families in the Town of Gates, Monroe County. The $9.8 million development offers working families the opportunity to live in quality, affordable homes in close proximity to public transportation, child care, and employment opportunities. The complex also complements Finger Lakes Forward, Governor Cuomo's successful blueprint for regional economic development

NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed-Income Housing and Open Space To Long Island City

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a 58,000 square foot site in Long Island City, Queens. Activation of this underutilized site represents a unique opportunity to deck over a below-grade rail yard and create vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income housing development above with open space, community facilities and neighborhood retail.

SUNY-Purchase Fire Shows Need for New York To Mandate Fire Sprinklers In College Dorms

A recent fire at a State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase College student housing building has spotlighted the importance of requiring all college dormitories to have automatic fire sprinklers, according to leaders of the New York Fire Sprinkler Council, a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York

Governor Cuomo Announces 22 Properties Recommended to State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the remarkable breadth of New York’s history, ranging from the first school to offer special education within the City of Buffalo school system, to an Elmira public housing complex named after an Underground Railroad figure


U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Specifically, the funding is authorized by HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program, which provides public housing authorities and their partners with funding to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Jobs-Plus supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services in order to help public housing residents find and keep jobs

Mangano Attends Annual Building Homes For Heroes Walk-A-Thon At Dutch Broadway Elementary

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano visited Dutch Broadway Elementary School in Elmont, on Friday, June 3rd, to celebrate the staff and students’ participation in the 4th Annual Building Homes for Heroes Walk-a-thon. The proceeds from the walk-a-thon are used towards Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization that rebuilds or modifies homes and gifts them mortgage-free to veterans and their families.

Mangano Helps Homeowners File For Property Tax Relief By Offering July Workshops

As part of his continued efforts to help homeowners reduce their property tax burden, County Executive Edward Mangano will be hosting a series of Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in July at libraries and community meeting halls throughout Nassau County

Governor Cuomo Announces First Solar Schools Project at the New York Institute for Special...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private partnership is the first such agreement under the Governor's K-Solar program, which is designed to increase the use of renewable energy at public school districts and nonprofit schools across the state. As part of the agreement, the project will receive


U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,318,695 in federal funds for 16 municipalities and housing authorities in the Capital Region. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program assists local social services agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local organizations in providing education and job training in order to help those participating in HUD’s housing voucher program and living in public housing gain marketable job skills.

Senator Gallivan Announces Electronic Recycling Event at Rush-Henrietta High School

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Sunnking, Time Warner Cable and the Rush-Henrietta High School Natural Helpers announce a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 17. Residents can drop-off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Rush-Henrietta High School at 1799 Lehigh Station Road.

Workshops to be Held in Beacon to Assist Households & Small Businesses Access Solar...

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development in conjunction with the Solarize Hudson Valley campaign, announced three free Solarize Beacon + educational workshops will be held to assist Dutchess County homeowners and small business owners with obtaining access to solar energy discounts. As part of the workshops, potential solar customers will have the opportunity to meet and interview pre-selected local installation firms and current solar users to learn about solar technology and financing options for their homes and businesses

NYC’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice Wins National Steel Building Award

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice expansion project at City University of New York in Manhattan has earned national recognition in the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony at the building on Thursday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m.

EC Real Property Tax Services to Present Tax Foreclosure Seminar

The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Service has announced it will be holding its annual seminar on how to purchase tax foreclosed properties. The seminar, titled “How to Purchase Tax Foreclosed Properties," will be hosted by the Director of Real Property Tax Services, Joseph L. Maciejewski and will offer insight into the foreclosure process as well as the procedure for purchasing these properties at the next tax foreclosure sale.

Lowey Announces $29 Million in Federal Funds for Schools in New York’s 17th Congressional...

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $29,498,111 in FY2015 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I program funding for schools in New York’s 17th Congressional District (NY-17), which includes parts of Westchester County and all of Rockland County. This year’s funding is an increase over the previous year’s allocation.

Brewer announces $6 million for tech in 57 Manhattan public schools

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital grant awards promoting the use of technology and technology instruction in Manhattan’s public schools. The grants will be included in the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016, whose adoption is expected later this month.

Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

New York State’s CFA process and how to access up to $750 million in competitive economic development funding from more than 20 programs available through 11 state agencies using one online application.

Senate Democratic Conference To Unveil Major Housing Reform Initiatives

Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Housing Committee Ranker, Senator Adriano Espaillat, Senator Liz Krueger, Senator Jose Serrano, Senator Daniel Squadron, and Members of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference