Sen. Daniel Squadron

Crossing at Delancey St. and Pitt st. in the Lower East Side. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

DOT Installs Pedestrian Island, Crosswalk At Dangerous LES Intersection

Crossing Delancey and Pitt streets in the Lower East Side just got safer.

12/12/2014

Advocates rally against gun violence on Thursday, Dec. 11. (Credit: CBS2)

Lawmakers, Advocates Call For Stronger Push Against Gun Violence

Just days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.

12/11/2014

New York State Senator Daniel Squadron. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Squadron Calls For Clarity In Police Policy After ‘Shop-And-Frisk’ Incidents

New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) announced legislation Monday that would require the NYPD to disclose the extra police services it provides to businesses, in light of allegations of racial profiling at department stores.

11/25/2013

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Park Partially Opens At Pier 42 On Lower East Side

Officials on Saturday opened part of the new waterfront park at Pier 42 on the Lower East Side.

05/04/2013

G Train (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmakers: G Train Riders Deserve Better Service

Two New York State senators called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to undertake a review of G train service in Brooklyn and Queens.

01/27/2013

Two men walk near an apartment complex in Harlem on December 3, 2008. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Tenants Call For Overhaul Of NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board

Saying the Rent Guidelines Board is stacked against renters, politicians and tenants rallied on the steps of City Hall Monday in support of state measure that would give the City Council veto power over the mayor’s nominees on the board.

04/16/2012

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Local Leaders Want Macy’s Fireworks Display To Return To East River

The show was moved in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River.

04/02/2012

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Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street ‘Really Hurting Small Businesses, Families’

Bloomberg said nobody has been a stronger defender of the protesters’ First Amendment rights than he’s been but he stresses he’s concerned about the rights of the people who live and work in lower Manhattan.

11/02/2011

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NYC Council Considering Permit Parking For Some Neighborhoods

It’s rarely easy finding a spot in New York City, but now a new proposal could make your life a lot less stressful. City residents may soon be given neighborhood parking permits.

11/01/2011

Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congressmember Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and members of the community call for an agreement on shore power at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. (Handout)

Residents: Idling Cruise Ships Choking Brooklyn

The Queen Mary 2 and other cruise ships that call Brooklyn home apparently aren’t good neighbors.

01/03/2011