News Clips

  • Town & Village

    June 15, 2018

    Senator Hoylman, Assemblymember Epstein, and tenants rally outside of Kushner real estate headquarters in the East VIllage. 


    State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Harvey Epstein hosted a rally in the East Village on Sunday to slam local predatory landlords and to announce a bill calling for more transparency in real estate lending.

    The rally was held in front of a building owned by presidential son-in-law and accused slumlord Jared Kushner, Westminster City Living at 504 East 12th Street.

    At the event, the elected officials announced the joint legislation that will direct the New York State Department of Financial Services to collect data on financial institutions lending to landlords acquiring property that include rent-stabilized tenants and investigate the role financial institutions play in encouraging anti-tenant practices.

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  • Town & Village

    June 06, 2018

    State Senator Brad Hoylman, Lucy Hoylman, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, City Council Member Keith Powers rally with disability advocates for increased MTA accessibility 

    Disability advocates and elected officials braved the rain last Thursday to demand that the MTA increase accessibility in the system during the L Train shutdown. The advocates and politicians met in front of the Third Avenue L station, one of the stops being closed during the shutdown that won’t be getting an elevator and which is currently inaccessible.

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  • The Legislative Gazette

    May 23, 2018

    Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Greenwich Village, recently announced new legislation that would protect New Yorkers from harassment by unwanted and intrusive robocalls on both landlines and cell phones.

    The bill (S.8674/A.10739) would prohibit telephone companies from calling consumers without required consent and would mandate that companies offer consumers free tools to stop unwanted robocalls. It is sponsored in the Assembly by Yuh-Line Niou, D-Lower Manhattan.

    The new legislation would establish a private right of action for individuals who are illegally targeted and would allow them to revoke their consent at anytime.

    “Like so many New Yorkers, everyone in my family has been annoyed by robocalls on a near daily basis,” Hoylman said. “These robocalls are a scourge on the public-at-large, and my constituents have been vocal about the extent to which these calls infringe on their privacy and interrupt their daily lives.”

    Hoylman has been working with Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, and the National Consumer Law Center in developing this legislation.

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  • My Remarks at the Times Square Rally Condemning Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Service

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  • Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama

    August 03, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members.
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  • How Cities Can Save Small Shops

    August 03, 2017

    Over its two decades in business, Jane’s Exchange, a secondhand children’s and maternity clothing shop in Manhattan’s East Village, has clothed generations of diverse New Yorkers and served as a de facto resource center, water cooler, and play spot. When she’s not running Jane’s Exchange, the co-owner Gayle Raskin, who also lives nearby, is usually active elsewhere in the community.

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  • Senate Dems Urge DEC To Ban Fracking Waste Disposal

    July 21, 2017

    Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate on Thursday sent a letter urging the Department of Environmental Conservation to end the disposal of tracking waste in New York.

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  • Sen. Hoylman: Sheldon Silver overturned conviction will hurt NYC stabilized tenants

    July 20, 2017

    Overturning the corruption conviction against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sets a bad precedent for lawmakers, according to State Senator Brad Hoylman.

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  • NYPL's Rose Main Reading Room is ever so close to being landmarked

    July 18, 2017

    A proposal to landmark the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalogue Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in Midtown received resounding support at a Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting earlier today.

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  • Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

    July 05, 2017

    BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | The market has no morals. A better example of this maxim couldn’t be found than on our local avenues and side streets, where independent businesses are falling like dominoes, forced out because of rising rents.

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    Since first being elected to the State Senate in 2012, Brad has been an outspoken voice for reforming the way business is done in Albany.

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    As ranking member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Brad has been a leader on key environmental issues. 

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    It is essential that New York City remains a place that is affordable for people from all walks of life.

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    New York State’s senior citizens have made significant contributions to our society, and we have an obligation to help them maintain their health, safety, dignity and quality of life.

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    As the parent of a public school student, Brad knows first-hand the importance of supporting New York's public schools and its teachers, who should be commended for their dedication to education our children. 

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    Health care is a right, and New Yorkers should not go without medically necessary services – including primary, preventive and specialist care, reproductive, mental health, dental and vision care, hospitalization, prescription drug and medical supply costs – for fear of how they will pay their medical bills.

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    As the only openly-LGBT member of the New York State Senate, Brad has championed the need for expanding rights for LGBT New Yorkers.

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    Brad believes it is important that we maintain (and improve upon) our state's transportation infrastructure while being mindful that the transportation sector constitutes a significant amount of New York's greenhouse gas emissions. 

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    Brad recognizes that 2008 recession and the slow economic recovery since has taken a toll on working class families in New York. He will continue to support measures in Albany that increase working class families' take home pay while steadfastly guarding against budget cuts that would harm New York’s most vulnerable populations.

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    Brad believes immigration reform is crucial to the future of New York’s economy and its international competitiveness. Research has documented the extent to which immigrants foster innovation and serve as the backbone to numerous sectors in the workforce. While most immigration policy is handled at the federal level, Brad is supportive of measures that can be taken at the state level as well.

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    Brad sponsors a number of measures to crack down on gun violence and passed legislation in 2015 that required domestic violence incident reports filed in languages other than English to be promptly translated by police departments.

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    Brad is a staunch defender of choice. He’s extremely concerned that more than 40 years after Roe v. Wade, women’s reproductive rights remain under attack not only from the far right but also from the Republican establishment. Brad will fight to defend women’s rights to make their own health care decisions by ensuring full access to safe abortions, contraception and reproductive health care.

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  • HIV / AIDS

    New York State has been a leader in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but there is still much work to be done to improve our HIV prevention, treatment and care services.

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