Tag: Housing

Op-Ed | On housing, Ron Kim is all talk, no action

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May. 22, 2024 By Yi Andy Chen Housing affordability is the biggest issue in our state. In Flushing and the surrounding parts of Queens comprising  Assembly District 40, over half of renters are drowning in high rents, yet our current representative, Ron Kim, has done little to alleviate this burden.  According to a Cornell University…
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Senator Addabbo garners New York Senate approval for veteran housing aid legislation

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Apr. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. has gained sweeping support in the New York State Senate for legislation providing service-disabled veterans with property tax exemptions and further housing services. In representing Senate District 15, and a member of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, Addabbo continues to…
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Op-Ed | Yes to housing in God’s backyard

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Mar. 26, 2024 By Mayor Eric Adams When we came into office, we had a clear mission: protect public safety, rebuild our economy as quickly as possible, and make our city more livable for everyday New Yorkers. The key to livability is affordable housing. It is the bedrock on which New Yorkers can build a…
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Op-Ed | Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy by fighting for fair housing

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Jan. 16, 2024 By Mayor Eric Adams This week, we celebrate the life of one of our greatest American leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a moment to honor his accomplishments, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what he fought for and to carry his legacy forward. We must find new strength to continue…
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Hochul unveils master plan to bring 2,800 housing units to Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A newly unveiled plan for the Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens seeks to bring 2,800 housing units alongside community amenities to the underutilized plot of land.  The 93-page Creedmoor Community Master Plan, made public by Governor Kathy Hochul on Dec. 6, proposes the revitalization of 48 acres of the 125 acre plot of the state-owned land. Currently 19 of the 25 buildings are sitting vacant. And in the past year, the site began to shelter some of the city’s new migrants in tent structures.  The plan proposes a grand total of 2,873 housing units…
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Op-Ed | Affordable homes for New Yorkers

Aug. 15, 2023 By Mayor Eric Adams New York City is home to people from all over the world. We may eat different foods and speak different languages, but in the end, we all want things: jobs, good schools for our children, public safety, and a chance to live the American Dream. A central part…
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